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Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Belrose
access from the western end of Wyatt Ave, Belrose

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Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Ropes Crossing
Wianamatta Regional Park (access from Mainwaring St, Ropes Crossing)

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Sun 16 Jun 9:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, CSU plus LTO training session.
Charles Sturt University Campus, Wagga.

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Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
The 49th Great NOSH Footrace
Middle Harbour, Sydney. Australia’s longest running trail run. The original and best! 16km and 22km options.

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Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Orienteering NSW Controllers Workshop
Sports House, Level 2, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park.

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Sun 16 Jun 11:00 am
Laurieton Orienteering
The reserve between Peach Grove and Norman St, Laurieton.

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Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #3 - Pennant Hills
Pennant Hills.

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Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
NOY 5 - Abermain North
“Abermain North”. Scale 1:10 000 for all courses. 5m contours., Northwestern corner of Abermain (corner of Lismore & Albury Sts).

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Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #3, Beechworth Gorge
Beechworth, Victoria.

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Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Gara Dam TSR
Gara River Rest Area.

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.


NSW has good outing at National Orienteering League in Victoria

A number of our best athletes and upcoming juniors travelled to Victoria this weekend to compete in the opening NOL races. Matthew Parton, Josh Blatchford and Rob Preston were all racing in the Men's Open Elite and brought in some good results in a competitive field. Matthew Parton had the best result amongst the men with his 3rd place in the Sprint race, but they were all on their game with Rob Preston's very consistent 5th in both Middle and Long Distance races, and Josh Blatchford bringing home a 7th in the Sprint, 8th in the Middle and 10th in the Long Distance. Alex Massey and Kasimir Gregory were racing in the Men's Junior Elite but never quite got on terms with some of the other Junior Elites who were on fire. Oscar McNulty won the Sprint in a blistering 12:44, missed winning the Middle by a mere minute and won the Long Distance comfortably in 76:24 ahead of Ian Lawford's 82:46.

 

 

In the Women's Junior Elite races the NSW names to watch were Nicola Blatchford and Michele Dawson. Nicola had a fine run to come 3rd in the Sprint event with Michele Dawson close behind in 4th. However once the distances got longer it was Michele who took the lead winning a classy Middle Distance event in 40:59 a full minute ahead of rival Lilian Burrell and two minutes ahead of old rival from Queensland, Heather Muir. Michele also picked up 4th in the Long Distance completing an excellent weekend for her.

Outside the Elite classes NSW had notable successes in the Middle Distance and Long Distance events. Paul Marsh (Big Foot) picked up 2nd in Over35 Middle Distance, Nick Dent (Central Coast) 3rd in Over 60 Middle and 1st in the Long, Dave Lotty (Uringa) scored a satisfying 1st in Over 65 Middle and 3rd in the Long, and Karen Blatchford (Newcastle) podiumed twice in the Over 45 women's event with a 2nd for the Middle and 3rd in the Long Distance.