Coming Events

Wed 17 Aug 9:30 am
Sydney West Primary Orienteering Championships

Wed 17 Aug 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #4
1st Lindfield Scout Hall, Seven Little Australians Park, Slade Avenue, Lindfield.

Sat 20 Aug 9:30 am
SOS - Bobbin Head
Bobbin Head

Sat 20 Aug 11:30 am
ACT Middle Distance Championships: ACT League #10, NSW SL #12, Pine Island

Sun 21 Aug 10:00 am
Goldseekers 2022 Bush #6 - Oaky Creek South
Oaky Creek South, Mullion State Forest.

Sun 21 Aug 10:00 am
ACT Long Distance Championships: ACT League #11, NSW SL #13, Tidbinbilla

Sat 27 Aug 9:30 am
SOS - Lane Cove National Park
Lane Cove National Park – Jenkins Hill Picnic Area (this is by the weir, Cafe and Playground. It is best accessed from the Lady Game Drive, Lindfield)

Sat 27 Aug 10:00 am
NSW Stingers Training Camp

Sun 28 Aug 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #7
Sugarloaf North.

Sun 28 Aug 9:30 am
MetrO League 2022 #4 - Wianamatta
Roads to Nowhere. Scale 1:7,500 with 2m contours., Wianamatta Regional Park.

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.

Chatswood a vision at night

moonlight madnessFive of the 68 entries in Wednesday's Moonlight Madness are clearly very happy in the dark as they sprinted around the course set by NSW Junior Toby Wilson in record times, scoring the full 600 points on offer. The largest field of the season so far, runners were treated to a street map around Chatswood, which took in darkened residential streets as well as the bright lights of the main shopping areas. Summer Series veteran Glen Horrocks managed to hold off Garingal's Matt Hill and Big Foot's Patrik Gunnarson, to take 1st place but there was less than a minute in it. It was a high scoring event with many runners improving their previous scores by significant margins such as new Uringa member Eric Charpentier who improved his score by 110 points, and NOSH organiser Darren Slattery adding 60 points to his previous score.

Average scores for the three events so far have been MM#1 373, MM#2 419 and MM#3 447. Theories will abound as to why there has been such improvement, around prosaic reasons like numbers of hills and placement of controls. Surely however the fact that carrots are in season must be having an impact on night vision.