Coming Events

Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Belrose
access from the western end of Wyatt Ave, Belrose

Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Ropes Crossing
Wianamatta Regional Park (access from Mainwaring St, Ropes Crossing)

Sun 16 Jun 9:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, CSU plus LTO training session.
Charles Sturt University Campus, Wagga.

Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
The 49th Great NOSH Footrace
Middle Harbour, Sydney. Australia’s longest running trail run. The original and best! 16km and 22km options.

Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Orienteering NSW Controllers Workshop
Sports House, Level 2, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park.

Sun 16 Jun 11:00 am
Laurieton Orienteering
The reserve between Peach Grove and Norman St, Laurieton.

Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #3 - Pennant Hills
Pennant Hills.

Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
NOY 5 - Abermain North
“Abermain North”. Scale 1:10 000 for all courses. 5m contours., Northwestern corner of Abermain (corner of Lismore & Albury Sts).

Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #3, Beechworth Gorge
Beechworth, Victoria.

Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Gara Dam TSR
Gara River Rest Area.

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.

A course for the eagle-eyed thinking orienteer

The last of the Sydney Sprint Series was run by Uringa at Mort Bay Dock on a map newly refreshed by Dave Lotty, who also set the course.  Dave had taken the best of the area to produce an unusual sprint course that combined street areas and the best of the local parks.

Route choice was important especially on the longer legs where choices made measureable differences to results.  Tricky short dashes through the parkland at Ballast Point, where spotting detail on the map was critical,  had runners leaping up and down staircases and hunting in amongst the park features which included old oil drums and loading bays.

Michael Burton was the swiftest, canniest runner on the day with a time of 21:47 followed by Big Foot runner Patrik Gunnarsson in 22:21.  First woman home was Tracy Marsh in 24.24.  Special mention must go to Duncan Currie, Garingal junior, who with his 26:18 romped home ahead of some serious competition.


12 & 13 May - Coalfields Classic on-line entry is now open!

The Coalfields Classic - World Ranking event, World Orienteering Championship Selection Trial races, National Orienteering League Round 3 and incorporating NSW State Leagues #3,#4 and #5?  We are talking the best of everything - great maps, great courses, and all controlled and organised by our most experienced officials. Come and see the cream of Australian orienteering compete for their spot on the WOC team, whilst making your own bid for age class honours.On-line entry is now open here.


Space racing draws in new recruits for Western Plains Orienteers

Space Racing is becoming a star attraction in Dubbo and it is bringing new blood to Western Plains Orienteering Club. Fourteen people have joined the club since the beginning of the series with both adults and children having their appetites for orienteering whetted by this highly successful innovation in the WP calendar.

The latest race was held at the TAFE campus in Dubbo and was set by Sally Devenish, Kate and Rebecca Kennedy.“The TAFE campus is very complex and yet children as young as eight years old were able to navigate their way around without adult assistance” said Karen Hagan, President of the Western Plains Orienteers, showing how such a series can really help the orienteering skills of the children to develop.

The next event will take place at Macquarie Anglican Grammar School on Saturday 17th March (registration 8.30am).

Thanks to Karen Hagan for her help with this report


NSW has good outing at National Orienteering League in Victoria

A number of our best athletes and upcoming juniors travelled to Victoria this weekend to compete in the opening NOL races. Matthew Parton, Josh Blatchford and Rob Preston were all racing in the Men's Open Elite and brought in some good results in a competitive field. Matthew Parton had the best result amongst the men with his 3rd place in the Sprint race, but they were all on their game with Rob Preston's very consistent 5th in both Middle and Long Distance races, and Josh Blatchford bringing home a 7th in the Sprint, 8th in the Middle and 10th in the Long Distance. Alex Massey and Kasimir Gregory were racing in the Men's Junior Elite but never quite got on terms with some of the other Junior Elites who were on fire. Oscar McNulty won the Sprint in a blistering 12:44, missed winning the Middle by a mere minute and won the Long Distance comfortably in 76:24 ahead of Ian Lawford's 82:46.

Read more: NSW has good outing at National Orienteering League in Victoria


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