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.

Tight orienteering required for SHOO Saturday event at UWS Campbelltown

The course set by SHOO on their new map provided tight orienteering amongst the university buildings as well as leg stretching gallops over the grassy hills to the outer reaches of the map.

With cool damp weather giving perfect running conditions,  participants in the score event enjoyed a course that was beautifully timed allowing a number of runners to gain all 300 points on offer with narrow time margins between the top results.  Ian Myer's winning time was followed very closely by Corinne Fulford, with Linda Sesta only 30 seconds behind.

In the easy course, experience won out with Uringa's Sophie Jones taking the top spot but young Bethany Davey had a great debut. Full results available here.

This series deservedly continues to grow in popularity with nearly 40 runners participating this week.  The next event is at Harrington Park on 21 January.

Thanks to Lyn Malmgron for her help with this report


Large field speeds around Sydney Sprint Series #3

HuonAfter a morning of showers the skies cleared and the ground dried out in time for the Sydney Sprint Series evening event at Castle Hill Showground.  Matthew Hill ripped around the course on the 16 January, winning the 2.9km course in 15mins 21 secs and holding off Eoin Rothery of Big Foot by 11 seconds.  In equally impressive form was mother Barbara Hill who was the first woman home in 16mins 8 secs and the fifth fastest runner of the day overall.

It was clearly a day for fast feet with over a third of the runners completing the course in under 20 minutes.


Western and Hills host #2 event in Sydney West Series at Marayong

Western & Hills Orienteers hosted event #2 in the Sydney West Series at Marayong on Sunday 22 January.  Changeable weather made for unpleasant conditions for organisers but cool running for participants.  Planner Steve Holloway challenged  the best to get all the points on offer but winner James McQuillan from the local club topped the scores with 530 points. One competitor did get all controls but forfeited the win with severe time penalties.

The next event in the Series is on 5 February at UWS Kingswood.

Thanks to Chris Crane for his help with this report.


Western and Hills host #2 event in Sydney West Series at Marayong

Thirty five started event #2 in the Sydney West Series ar Marayong on Sunday morning.  Changeable weather made for unpleasant running but there were some fine performances with James McQuillan of the local club winning with a sizeable 530 point score.  Only one competitor did reach all the controls but sacrificed the win due to severe time penalties.

Thanks to Chris Crane for his help with this report.


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