Coming Events

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Bennelong Northside 50th Anniversary Dinner & Celebration (by invitation) for Past (BOO & NOSH) & Past/Present (BNO) Members - Deadline Extended till 24/11/21 only

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Orange Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens, Hill St.

Sun 5 Dec 8:30 am
NOY 8 - Kitchener

Sun 5 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 4 - Narara/Niagara Park
Gavenlock Oval, Narara.

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
West Sydney Orienteering Series 2021-2022 #1 - Darling Mills
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, North Rocks

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
2021 WHO Cup & AGM
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, Baulkham Hills

Sun 5 Dec 11:00 am
Wayne Richards Park Summer Sprint Series #1
Port Macquarie.

Sun 5 Dec 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #4
Two Valleys (new). This is a variant of the "The Warren" map which Dave Lotty has recently extended to the east along Cooks River while retaining all the interesting parkland and bush areas of the old map., Gough Whitlam Park, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood -

Wed 8 Dec 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #4 Fox Valley
Fox Valley, George Christie Playing Field
Wed 8 Dec 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS2 - Broadmeadow

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.

Perfect weather for tiptoeing in the Moonlight

Despite being sandwiched between the first Metro League race of the season and the heavyweight Easter Carnival event up in Queensland, the first of Garingal's Moonlight Madness events for 2012 had a solid turnout.  Perfect weather for night orienteering of cool temperatures and clear skies allowed the runners to tackle the score course whilst bathing in the light of the full moon.  Summer Series group winners were out in force, with Steve Ryan and Glen Horrocks battling it out for first place; Steve took the honours by a mere ten points.  Wendy Stevenson, who won the Summer Series championship in such amazing style,  was running but was beaten by Mary Fien and Gill Fowler both in great form.

The next Moonlight Madness event will be at Cremorne on May 2nd.  Full details of the series can be found on the Garingal website here


Coalfields Classic - 15 April closing date coming up soon

The closing date for the Coalfields Classic entries is coming up soon. Entries need to be in by 15th April so don't delay and get your entries in here.  The Sprint on Saturday is on typical University campus type terrain with intricate buildings and connected pathways in a unique bushland setting.  Saturday afternoon takes the racing to a new map near Pelaw Main to classic spur/gully  terrain gently undulating with a complex track network and patches of mining detail.  The big event on Sunday, the Long Distance, and the World Ranking Event is also spur/gully but here there is some real steepness to negotiate with erosion gully detail right across the map. The team organising the events have been out to video some of the terrain you are going to be racing on - have a look



Easter 2012 - Prologue

The Prologue was fast and furious with NSW Stingers giving some sterling performances. Josh Blatchford in his first year with the big boys in M21E came 4th on the lovely gently undulating terrain with good granite detail, similar to last years prologue in WA, but not drought bound.

Rising NSW junior star Michele Dawson showed her training is coming to fruition with a 2nd place in the W20E class. Other performances included Alex Massey in 5th place in M20E.

They augur well for consideration in the National Teams. Results and splits are available.

Hilary Wood


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