Coming Events

Sun 3 Jul 8:00 am
2022 Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot
George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill

Sun 3 Jul 9:30 am
“The Range” (Killingworth) - “Contours & Compass” training event
“The Range” (Killingworth)

Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga
Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
2022 Bush Series #5 Orange Botanic Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens, Hill Street, Orange

Wed 6 Jul 1:00 pm
Orienteering NSW Junior Training Camp
Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie.

Sat 9 Jul 1:00 pm
2022 NSW State League #10
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

Sun 10 Jul 9:30 am
2022 NSW State League #11
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.
Wed 13 Jul 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #3
Shrimptons Creek

Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Leichhardt ultrasprint
Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #5
Red Gum Ridges.

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.

2022 MetrO League 1

2022 MetrO League kicked off last Sunday at Grays Point.

Organised by Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers on a very wet and muddy Temptation Creek map.

Big Foot won all 4 of their matches and take an early lead in Division 1 where experienced Jock Davis took the honours.

Other Division winners were: Hamish Mackie, Dave Dorling, Kieran Joseph, Katherine Cameron and John Bulman. 

All the results and links are on the ML web page.

A big thanks to IKO for a great event in difficult circumstances.


Entries open for inaugural Port Macquarie SL

We are delighted to announce entries are now open for the long-awaited and much delayed Port Macquarie State League weekend!

These are the first major events for our newest club, Hastings Orienteering Group.

If you entered last year before the COVID postponement, please check that your age class in Eventor is correct for 2022.

There will be a Sprint on Saturday afternoon at Mackillop College, and a Middle Distance on Sunday morning in Broken Bago State Forest.

ONSW says a big thank you to our Newcastle club for all the mentoring work they have done to prepare the HOGs for this great occasion.

We'll also be having a junior squad camp leading into the SL weekend - stay tuned for details.


Victorian MTBO Champs last weekend

Andrew Power (Newcastle) won all three races at a muddy Victorian MTBO Champs at the weekend.

Andrew's domination of M60 in Ballarat shows how much he relishes competition after skipping the Australian champs because he was overall controller.

And the mud would have been little concern after the events at Cessnock in March!

Special mention to Uringa's Ori Gudes who finished third in M40 in the Middle despite his map board snapping off the handlebars mid-race.

The only other ONSW winner in Victoria was Hamish Mackie (Big Foot) who took out the Middle and Sprint on Saturday in M50.

Minor placegetters were:

* Ori Gudes (UR, M40) 3rd in all 3 events

* Hamish Mackie (BF, M50) 2nd in the Long

The next MTBO event in NSW is on July 3 in conjunction with the Turkey Trot at Castle Hill.


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