Coming Events

Tue 23 Jul 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW July Board Meeting

Wed 24 Jul 4:00 pm
2024 Sydney MapRun #2 Putney
Putney Park Toilets (South), Pellisier Rd, Putney

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Arcadia
Vision Valley, 7 Vision Valley Rd, Arcadia

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Hills District - Baulkham Hills
Meet at 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Hall, 25 Jasper Rd, Baulkham Hills
Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Term 3 Season Pass

Sat 27 Jul 10:00 am
Learn to Orienteer - Port Macquarie
Mackillop College Oval.

Sat 27 Jul 2:00 pm
Jetty Foreshores Orienteering
Jetty Foreshores, Coffs Harbour

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #4 - Clay Pan
Tristram Road Reserve, Ben Love Place, Beacon Hill

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
NOY 6 - Belford National Park
“Belford National Park”. Scale 1:10 000. 5m contours. Remapped: Ian Dempsey 2015. Partial updates: Glenn Burgess 2023-24.

Sun 28 Jul 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #5, Goombargana

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.

DuO Adventure Series - online entry deadline extended until tomorrow

ONSW DuoThe DuO Adventure Series this weekend has extended its online entry deadline to cope with a last minute rush from the adventure racing community.

Duo riderCanny marketing by the team has seen recent bulletins going out to the adventure racing community, in particular through Max Adventure which hosts the Kathmandu Adventure Series, the Tough Bloke Challenge and the Urban Max.  In order to make sure everyone can have a chance to race the deadline has been extended to 6pm on the 9th February.  There will be limited entries on the day too but to be sure of your spot, online entry is your best option.

With entries already up by 60% on the first event at Killingworth  this is shaping up to provide racers with some serious competition - come and join in the fun!


NSW sprints to some great results in New Zealand

Sprint the BayNSW had representatives over in New Zealand racing against some of the best down under in the Sprint the Bay carnival, an intense sprint festival that boasts '6 races, 3 days, 1 winner'.  Goldseekers Matt Parton will have felt the trip to New Zealand for the sprint carnival based around Hawkes Bay, was definitely worth it when he came back with a 3rd place overall.  Kasimir Gregory, ex NSW Carbines member and current NSW Stinger, was also racing gaining a very creditable 21st place.

For the women NSW had Summer Series racer, Lisa Grant.  Obviously all those Sydney hills have been great training as her final position was 9th overall, a terrific result racing against orienteering legends Hanny Allston, Rachel Effeney and Lizzie Ingham.


Gun barrel views at Sydney Sprint

Gun BarrelSydney Sprint #6 at Georges Heights treated orienteers to gun barrel views of the Heads as they navigated their way at high speed around the 2.7km course. Old defensive positions, complete with cannon, provided quirky control sites as well as great photo opportunities.

Read more: Gun barrel views at Sydney Sprint


First race in Big Foots' February competition is a dastardly mix of hills and temptation

Explosives Reserve was the name of the map for Sydney Summer Series #19 but there wouldn't have been much left in the tank after the 45 minute score event on Wednesday for most runners.  Racing around Castle Cove competitors were faced with plenty of choices between distance and climb, and making the wrong choice was severely punished as anyone looking at the results and all the time penalties incurred would see.  Lee Coady and Chris Frain deserve special mention for valour in the face of steep hills, chasing down perfect and near perfect scores before time penalties.  Planner Andy Simpson tempted many a seasoned racer into 'just one more' in a cleverly planned course which didn't give too many obvious route choices.  Anyone interested in what the optimal routes might have been can see what the computer thinks with Chris Brown's Summer Series Solutions here.

This event was the first in the three events which Big Foot are promoting with their February Competition.  The DuO race at Western Sydney Regional Park is the second and with numbers almost double that of the first in the DuO series it looks like there are plenty of people looking forward to a dinner for two.  Runners from Wednesday who haven't signed up for Saturday can be reassured that there will be some entry on the day.  After all, you've got to be in it, to win it!


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