Coming Events

Wed 29 Mar 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #26 Gordon
Gordon Golf Club.

Sat 1 Apr 1:00 pm
Waggaroos Training Weekend, location Willan's Hill and CSU, Wagga Wagga

Sun 2 Apr 9:30 am
NOY1 - Southams Road West
Southams Road West, Kitchener

Sun 2 Apr 10:00 am
Dorrigo Dash
Dorrigo Sportsground

Sun 2 Apr 10:00 am
Goldseekers Bush Series #2 Bridle Track Reserve
Bridle Track Reserve.

Sun 2 Apr 10:00 am
Dorrigo Maze
Dorrigo Sportsground.

Mon 10 Apr 10:30 am
Bush training Manly Dam
Car park at top (S end) of Gibbs St, Manly Vale beside Manly Vale Public School.
Sun 16 Apr 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #2, Yackandandah

Sun 16 Apr 10:00 am
Newcastle Pairs and Come & Try It - Minmi (TBC)
Tank Paddock, Minmi (TBC)

Sun 16 Apr 11:00 am
Crestwood Orienteering
Crestwood Drive, Port Macquarie.

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.

What a line up for Illawarrah at Kurnell!

An IKON club event record! Over thirty runners turned up for IKN's recent club event at Kurnell and were rewarded for their trip with perfect running weather, beautiful scenery and a thoroughly enjoyable course.  Organiser Ian Froude used the format similar to that used by Victorian clubs for street events where the map had 19 controls on it and the competitor chose to do any 10, 14 or 17 of these depending on the distance they wanted to run. Control sites were questions relating to permanent features with a choice of three answers on the clue sheet.

Each course was very competitive with seconds separating the runners. The Long course, which was approximately 6km long depending on route choice, was won by Ian Jones a good margin ahead of the rest of the field.  Competition was tight further down the rankings with less than two minutes separating 6th place from 9th.  This was also the case in the Medium, won by Georgia Jones, where the race was even closer with Sue Froude getting her 6th place only 45 seconds quicker than Salme Fuller whose 46:30 placed her 9th.  The Jones family took the final placing in the Short with Sophie Jones winning ahead of Greg Robinson and Eunice Wilson who were close behind. 

Thanks to Ian Froude for his help with this report.  The IKON results will be available here


Belanglo House Work Bee

With the moving of the ACT championships to 5/6 May the weekend of 28/29 April became available for a necessary work weekend at The Hut.  As many of those interested are retired we were also able to add 26/27 April and get in the best part of 4 days of work.

The contingent of Chris Murphy (Hut Manager), Peter Howe, Dave Lotty, Ron Junghans, Ken Jacobson, Barry Pearce, Robert Spry and Kevin Curby totally refilled the woodshed with cut hardwood collected in the wilds of the forest.  As well as this the lawns were mown, the gutters cleared, the entry road made trailer-friendly, the accommodation building tidied up and some roadbase obtained to fill in part of the access track.


You will note the average age of the workers being well over 65!  Where were the younger Association members who also enjoy the benefits of The Hut?  All the workers present, as FOTHs (Friends Of The Hut), receive free accommodation at The Hut for the next year.


Major works to be completed in the near future include
. renewing the curtains in the lounge building (Uringa's Margaret Wilmott is on the job)
. replacement of the stove and some other minor electrical repairs
We are also looking at upgrading the showers, installing some more water storage tanks, and painting the lounge building inside and out.  Watch out for the next opportunity to become a FOTH!


Junior League starts this weekend

Junior orienteers from across Sydney will descend on UWS Kingswood for the first of the 2012 Junior League season.  With plenty of teams and individuals already signing up the League is set to have its best year yet.

For those still yet to sign up pre-entry is best but entry on the day is also available.  Online pre-entry is open until Friday 4 May and can be accessed here.  Anyone planning to enter on the day should email Barbara Hill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so she can ensure there are sufficient maps for all those who wish to run.  Junior Leaguers who also run for their club in the Metroleague will run once and score twice on Sunday!

The Sydney Junior Orienteering League runs in school terms 2 and 3 on Sunday mornings and is aimed at Junior orienteers aged between 8 and 20. Beginners through to experienced orienteers are welcome with courses ranging from introductory level navigation through to harder courses that will challenge some of Sydney's best young orienteers.  If you like a puzzle and problem solving plus getting out and active then the Junior League is for you.


Melanie Simpson wins Victorian MTBO Championship

Melanie Simpson took the Women's Elite title in one of her last races in Australia before she leaves to take up a post in Norway.  Other NSW riders had success in the age categories with Rob Prentice and Malcolm Roberts taking first and second in M50, Duo Organiser Greg Bacon winning M60 against a strong field and Graham Fowler coming first in M70.  Carolyn Matthews from Newcastle took second in W40.   Full results and report can be found on the Australian Orienteering website here



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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series