Coming Events

Fri 29 Oct 6:00 pm
Summer Park Series #1
Elephant Park, Sale Street.

Sat 30 Oct 9:30 am
SOS 2 Term 4 West Pennant Hills
Beside Building A off Gentle Way at the southern end of the park.

Fri 5 Nov 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Park Series #2
Botanic Gardens, Hill Street.

Sat 6 Nov 9:30 am
SOS 3 Term 4 - Collaroy
The Collaroy Centre

Sun 7 Nov 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 1 - Avoca Beach
Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach.

Sun 7 Nov 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #1 Botany
Sir Joseph Banks Park Oval
Sun 7 Nov 4:30 pm
Garingal Social Picnic with Courses
Artarmon Parklands Community Garden and Playground, Burra Rd, Artarmon (probably in the lower playground area)
Fri 12 Nov 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Park Series #3
TAFE, Forest Road.
Sat 13 Nov 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 4

Sun 14 Nov 9:30 am
Central Coast Summer Series 2 - Erina
Reserve between Owen Close and Stratford Park Drive, Erina.

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.

New pocket added to Manly Dam map

A big thanks to Bennelong Northside who continue to find ways to make great use of their huge Manly Dam map.

Setter Rachael Povah and controller Terry Bluett reprised last year's new McComb Hill section for Sunday's MetrO League round 3 but added a new pocket in the far south-east corner.

It seems the local kids have been adding a few bike tracks in that part, which gave everyone the option of path or bush bash in what is a steep part of the map. It allowed the rookie course to remain close to the assembly area of the totally rebuilt Manly Vale Public School

And we noted several newcomers in Division 6 (it's on the Easy side of Moderate standard): Khalil Assaf and Sara Jaffer from Illawarra Kareelah along with Nicole Gallahar from Garingal. They shared the spoils in a 27-27 draw. Well done on completing your first Metro courses.

Unbeaten teams after three rounds are Big Foot (Divn 1), SHOO-IKO (Divn 2), SHOO (Divn 3), Bennelong (Divn 4), Garingal (Divn 5 and 6).

A bumper turnout of 189 starters enjoyed a sunny morning as part of World Orienteering Day - in stark contrast to last year's deluge. Thanks to Ellis Leung for the wildflower photos.

All the results and splits are on the ML web page - along with a link to Livelox. Please upload your routes there.

Round 4 is at Eric Mobbs Reserve in Castle Hill on Sunday June 20, hosted by WHO.