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Welcome to Orienteering NSW

Orienteering is a sport that challenges both the body and the mind. It's also loads of fun!

The aim is to use a special orienteering map to navigate your way around a course and visit marked check points along the way. You choose a course that suits your age and experience and proceed at your own pace: walk, jog or run. It is a race but you decide if you want to just race yourself or be the next world champion! The course may take you through urban areas, parks, schools, farmland or forests.

Events are conducted weekly across NSW and beginners are welcome at all events.

New to orienteering? Click here for more information.

Want to enter an event? You can see what's on by looking at the Coming Events at left or by going to the Event Calendar. Some events are enter on the day - you just turn up and register at the start. Other events require pre-entry and for that you need to know about (and register with) Eventor - read the Eventor FAQ.


Great start to JWOC

The Australian team has continued its fantastic start to the junior world championships in Bulgaria

Day 2 (Long) - Michele Dawson (Garingal) was the leading Australian woman in 58th - 70 places better than last year. Nicola Blatchford (Newcastle) was 105th. Conditions underfoot were very wet following heavy rain during the sprint the previous day. Again it was the young Aussie men who produced outstanding performances for the second day in a row with two runners in the top 20 for the first time.  

Day 1 (Sprint) - three of the Aussie men finished in the top 30 of the sprint race - to put that in perspective only Finland, Sweden and Switzerland did better than Australia. Gold went to Kiwi Tim Robertson NSW representatives Nicola (90th) and Michele (113th) found the going tough in the rain in the women's race.

You can catch up on the Australian team's progress via the team blog or Facebook page or the event website, and read Nick Dent's wraps of the Sprint and Long proceedings.

 

Entries open for NSW MTBO Champs

This year's NSW MTBO championships will be held from August 9-10 on Dungog Common, a fantastic area dedicated to mountain biking and bushwalking.

Organiser Greg Bacon reports: "There are over 200 acres of land with approximately 20km of mountain bike and 4x4 tracks. The area has been used for State MTB endurance races over the last couple of seasons. A full description of the courses is available on the bulletin posted on Eventor.

The sprint events will be determined by the overall time of the two separate sprints conducted on the day. Course 5 will be the second sprint for all classes, the action will be fast and furious with the open areas giving a good view of the competitors as they tackle the courses.

The long distance events will cover most of the tracks on the common with the courses laid out to make the best of the single tracks. Most courses will have around 300m of climbing on easy riding zigzag trails around the hills.
The common has large areas of open land and some lightly wooded areas. The open land will allow for some
interesting route choices although the tracks are still the fastest way around the course.

It is a long way to travel for the events so we hope that by having the double sprint and a fun and challenging long distance event that we can entice a few inter state competitors. There will be a juniors/novice course on both days. If you have entered, your children ride for free.

There is camping available at Dungog Showground on the Saturday night.
Entries are now open, and close on August 3 - we hope you can join us!"

 

Final info posted for SL weekend

Final travel and event details for this weekend's State League double header in the Southern Highlands have been posted on Eventor.

Saturday is at Soapy Flat and Sunday is in Belanglo SF on the Tree Cave Track map (used on Day 2 of the 2013 QB III carnival).

The weather forecast is for two very cold and windy but fine days (2-12C).

 

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Major Events

Event Series

NSW State League

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MetrO League

Junior Orienteering League

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