Coming Events

Sat 20 Apr 9:00 am
Forest Orienteering and Navigation Skills Day
Smiths Creek Reserve, Campbelltown (meet at Waminda Reserve, Macquarie Av, Campbelltown.

Sun 21 Apr 9:30 am
NOY2 - Redgum Ridges (Freemans Waterhole)
 Redgum Ridges. 1:10 000. 5m contours.

Sun 21 Apr 11:00 am
Broken Bago Orienteering
Scout Hall, Tallwood Avenue, Wauchope.
Mon 22 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering Australia 2024 AGM
Online via Zoom.
Tue 23 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW April Board Meeting

Wed 24 Apr 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #1 Northbridge
corner of Sailors Bay Road and Kameruka Road (Bonds Corner), Northbridge

Sun 28 Apr 9:30 am
Newcastle Pairs Relay Champs & Minor Event
The Range (South) 1:7500, Killingworth
Sun 28 Apr 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #1, 9 Mile Reserve

Wed 1 May 6:30 pm
Newcastle Night Champs - Eleebana
Thomas H Halton Park. Revised by D. Orr 2024. 1:4000, 2 metre contours and 1:1000, 2 metre contours.
, Thomas H Halton Park, Eleebana
Sat 4 May 9:30 am
SOS Northside

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.

Why did the Turkey cross the road?

Turkey Trot 2012 mens long course winners

Presumably he was trying to catch up with Glen Horrocks at the annual Turkey Trot!  Cool weather meant the Turkeys in the annual Western Hills race were rugged up for their races, but the competition was piping hot.  The Turkey Trot is a set of orienteering races which have a mass start for each course Turkey Trot 2012 mens medium course winnerslength.  The orienteering standard is moderate so it favours the runners with fitness and leg strength.  Ian Miller's courses this year used multiple maps around Baulkham Hills which provided street running interspersed with thoroughly enjoyable runs through park and semi-bushland.  That said, there was enough orienteering to make sure that competitors had to concentrate.  Minor errors and hesitations were often the difference between staying ahead of the next Turkey Trot 2012 womens medium course winnerscompetitor or having them draw close enough to challenge for placings.

In the Men's Long race, three stalwarts of the Sydney Summer Series put in some fine running to take the top places.  Glen Horrocks held off James McQuillian (2nd) and Steve Ryan (3rd) over some 20km with only the narrowest of margins- 98:18 to 98:27 and 98:59.  In the Men's Medium race Newcastle's Josh Blatchford romped around the 12km course in 66:51 ahead Turkey Trot 2012 womens short course winnersofDaniel Hill and Andrew Povah.  The Womens Long was won by Barbara Hill in a time of 119:32, which would have put her in the top six in the men's race.  Margaret Jones stole the lead from Brook Martin in the Women's Medium course, when Brook's concentration on the finish caused her to run right past the last Turkey Trot 2012 mens short course winnerscontrol.  A sprint back to rectify the error was not enough to keep the lead and she took 2nd place with Gayle Quantock (Newcastle) in 3rd.  In the Men's Short course Timothy Petterson took 1st place with Darius Cartright of Mountain Devils showing what strong mountain biking legs can do on a foot course, taking 2nd place ahead of wunderkind Duncan Currie in 3rd. Susan Petterson ensured it would be a sweet Sunday in the Petterson household by winning 1st prize and a box of chocolates for the Women's Shortcourse. Karin Heffner and Bryony Cox took 2nd and 3rd places making a clean sweep for the Garingal club in the Women's Short course.