Coming Events

Fri 25 Nov 6:00 pm
2022 Park Series #3 Orange Botanic Gardens

Sun 27 Nov 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 4 - Pearl Beach
Pearl Beach

Sun 27 Nov 9:00 am
Waggaroos 2022-23 MapRun Series #2, Glenfield Park
Playground in Kaldari Cres, Glenfield Park. This is a MapRun event. Entry is free.

Sun 27 Nov 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #5 - Earlwood
"Cup and Saucer Creek", Hughes Park - Westfield Street, Earlwood.

Wed 30 Nov 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #9 Beacon Hill
Clay Pan., Tristram Road Reserve, Beacon Hill.

Wed 30 Nov 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series - #7 Irrawang
Thu 1 Dec 5:00 pm
NTOC - Twilight #6

Fri 2 Dec 5:00 pm
Grafton Street O #2
Memorial Park, Prince Street, Grafton

Sun 4 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 5 - Brendan Franklin Oval,Terrigal
Brendan Franklin Oval, Terrigal

Sun 4 Dec 9:30 am
2022 WHO Cup & AGM
West Sydney Regional Park North., Abbotsbury

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.

Chatswood a vision at night

moonlight madnessFive of the 68 entries in Wednesday's Moonlight Madness are clearly very happy in the dark as they sprinted around the course set by NSW Junior Toby Wilson in record times, scoring the full 600 points on offer. The largest field of the season so far, runners were treated to a street map around Chatswood, which took in darkened residential streets as well as the bright lights of the main shopping areas. Summer Series veteran Glen Horrocks managed to hold off Garingal's Matt Hill and Big Foot's Patrik Gunnarson, to take 1st place but there was less than a minute in it. It was a high scoring event with many runners improving their previous scores by significant margins such as new Uringa member Eric Charpentier who improved his score by 110 points, and NOSH organiser Darren Slattery adding 60 points to his previous score.

Average scores for the three events so far have been MM#1 373, MM#2 419 and MM#3 447. Theories will abound as to why there has been such improvement, around prosaic reasons like numbers of hills and placement of controls. Surely however the fact that carrots are in season must be having an impact on night vision.


38th Annual NOSH race makes a splash

NOSH finishCrowds at finish of NOSH 2012











The Queen wasn't the only one determined to enjoy an event despite the weather this weekend.  357 runners and plenty of spectators braved the rain and slippery trails for the 38th Annual Great NOSH race, and managed to put in some impressive times despite the difficult conditions. 

Winner Jamie Stewart conquered the 15.2km undulating bush trail course in 66:14 with 2nd placed Timothy Stiel a mere 7 seconds behind and 3rd placed Richard Banks just squeezing under 67 minutes in 66:58. First woman home was Sian Walker in 76:28, with Garingal's Barbara Hill 2nd and Vanessa Garlick 3rd

Full results here


Easter 2014 - call out to course planners and controllers

In 2014  the Easter Carnival will be held in NSW, around the Lithgow/Mudgee area utilising maps made for the World Masters Championships in 2009.  The carnival will feature approx. 11 events spread over the Easter and Anzac weekends featuring the Australian 3 Day Championships, a Sprint Championships and New South Wales Long Championships.

ONSW wants to hear from course planners and controllers who are interested in being involved in one of the days during the Australian 3 days including the Friday events: Elite Prologue, Family relays and Public Prologue all run on Easter Friday.
Interested planners and controllers should send an Expression of Interest, including their preference for setting/controlling and a resume of their experiences to Rob Vincent   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of June 2012.


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