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.

The O'Shea - having your cake and eating it too

Twenty three teams competed for the traditional O'Shea pinetree cakes this weekend.  There were new faces, some drawn in from the recent successful Central Coast Summer Series, well known faces who make this an annual family event, and some faces from as far away as Queensland.

The format this year 'deepened our experience with SI' said organiser Colin Price. The pairs relay on Saturday had both members of the team running two legs each, a running time of about 60 minutes in total for each competitor. This was followed by the night event where the fastest time of the team scored, meaning that both members of the teams had an incentive to run. Planners have helped to expand the appeal of this night event by making it shorter, simpler and predominantly on street maps.  Sunday's score event tested the planning skill of the competitors; a single score course had to be divided between the two team members who then had to come in through the finish together.

Overall champions were Alex Massey and Damien Welbourne (Long Pair) and Gordon Wilson and Jai Di Tommaso (Short Pair).  Full results can be found here.


Newcastle pair, Jenny and Damian Enderby make finals of 2011 Lake Macquarie Masters Sportsperson of The Year

Newcastle pair, Jenny and Damian Enderby made it to the finals of the 2011 Lake Macquarie Masters Sportsperson of The Year.  Although they were pipped at the post by worthy winner Libby Sowter, Jenny said 'it was still a great honour to get to the finals and rounded off a very successful year for us both.'

Damian is better known for his mountain biking activities, and he and Jenny have just returned from Adelaide where they were competing in the Australian Mountain Bike Championships.  Sponsored by Thule, Jenny and Damian travel extensively to compete in both mountain biking and orienteering.


Orienteering NSW team meet the folk who put Fitness First

Randwick's Fitness First gym was packed with healthy looking, hard working fitness fanatics on Tuesday when ONSW presented at the Membership Appreciation Night.  Introduced to Fitness First by Jai Di Tommaso, head personal trainer at the Randwick gym and Garingal regular, Maggie Jones, Lisa Grant and Darren Slattery invited members to expand their exercise repertoire with some orienteering.

Darren manned an orienteering maze complete with SI controls to provide a tantalising taste of the sport.  Some of the Fitness First crew who gave it a try were so determined to get it right they completed it three or four times!  The DuO Adventure Race prize draw was won by Rob McDonald so we look forward to seeing him in Belanglo Forest for his first experience of orienteering at one of ONSW's favorite venues.


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