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.

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


Important - State League 1 & 2 postponed

Entrants to the first State Leagues of the 2012 season received an email from Big Foot organisers last weekend which read: 'After a site visit this weekend, Big Foot have reluctantly had to postpone State League 1 & 2. Access to the area by 2WD is impractical, and it looks as though this will remain the case for several weeks.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this will no doubt cause.

We will attempt to reschedule the event and will be in touch as soon we have a date. This may take a while, since we have to negotiate with a few land owners, consult the relevant orienteering calendars and sacrifice something to the weather gods.'

Big Foot plan to retain entry fees pending the setting of a replacement date for the events.



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