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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.



Apologies to everyone - council only notified SHOO today that they were withdrawing permission.

Sydneysiders looking for a bush run can go to Castle Hill on Saturday morning or Newcastle on Sunday morning.


Sydney Summer Series champions crowned

WHO's Andy Hill has claimed the SSS Cup by a mere 5 points after a fantastic finale on the much-loved Macquarie Uni map

Andy (left, runner-up in the Open Men's division), held off Immortal Men's winner Heiko Schaefer in the tally of points from all 26 events.

Remarkably, six runners were in the mix for the Cup before Wednesday's last event.

Steve Ryan (Garingal) and Gill Fowler (Big Foot) were crowned Open champions.

A huge thank you to all the setters, organisers and club members who helped make this the truly lovely series that it has become. And check out the Facebook album. If you have a friend, neighbour, work colleague, team-mate etc who's looking for something a little different on the fitness/exercise front - let them know about our great sport and its many formats.

Next year we celebrate 25 years of the SSS. We think this milestone deserves to be marked in a special way, so let our supremo ROSSS Barr know your thoughts.

Word has reached our ear already that a dinner after the Wed Nov 25 event (the exact anniversary) is on the cards.


Seven hat-tricks at NSW MTBO Champs

Seven riders took out a hat-trick of titles at the NSW MTBO championships at Newcastle at the weekend.

Rhiannon Prentice (MD, W14A), Nicole Haigh (NC, W40A) and Robert Prentice (NC, M60A) were the 'locals' to win all 3 events.

Victorians Carolyn Jackson (W21E), Heather Leslie (W50A), Kathy Liley (W60A) and Angus Robinson (M17-20E) also took out all three.

The weekend was also the opening round of the MTBO National League and the Australian selection trial for the world championships in the Czech Republic in August.

There was an encouraging turnout of 16 novices on the Saturday morning for a skills and map reading clinic. They then had a crack at a practice course and the recreational event. Even more turned up for Steven Todkill's MTBO lesson, with a few experienced competitors joining in. We had competitors from six states.

Read more: Seven hat-tricks at NSW MTBO Champs


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