- Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 August 2016 09:18
Start lists and the final programs have been published for State League 9-10 and the NSW schools championships at Lansdowne this weekend.
Saturday consists of two sprints - at Garrison Point (first starts 10.30am) and UWS Bankstown (first starts 2pm), while Sunday is a middle distance bush event (first starts 10.30am) at Mirrambeena Regional Park which has been remapped after more than a decade of no access.
For the schools champs we are again offering a free map walk to parents of participating students, as well as free entry to an Easy course. This initiative requires helpers - if you can assist in any way on either day please contact Lyn Malmgron.
- Last Updated: Monday, 22 August 2016 15:01
More than 200 rookies tried our free course at Barangaroo on Sunday to celebrate the first birthday of Sydney’s newest harbour foreshore park.
Many of the curious newcomers went around in small groups as the score course gave them a tour of the dozen sculptures brought in especially for the two-week celebration. Every entry also received a free pot plant upon returning to the finish.
ONSW once again thanks the Barangaroo Delivery Authority for the chance to showcase our sport on such a prestigious occasion. We look forward to hosting sprint events on this map and perhaps even incorporating it in a wider Rocks summer series map.
A huge thank you to all the helpers on the day, especially SportIdent guru Ron Pallas. Results are here.
- Last Updated: Saturday, 20 August 2016 09:36
Congratulations to Sydney Summer Series founder Ross Barr who has won a major Sport NSW award.
Ross was up against six similarly worthy contenders to win the Community Sport Administrator category at Parliament House on Friday night.
The Sydney Summer Series, run each Wednesday evening during daylight saving (and now with spin-offs in the eastern suburbs, Hills district and many regional towns) is an important entry point for many people into orienteering.
In March we celebrated 25 years since Ross founded the SSS.
Garingal president Ross Duker was on hand to accept the award as his namesake is overseas enjoying a European summer of O.
On behalf of all orienteers we congratulate Ross on this prestigious occasion.