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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.


Coalfields Classic - 15 April closing date coming up soon

The closing date for the Coalfields Classic entries is coming up soon. Entries need to be in by 15th April so don't delay and get your entries in here.  The Sprint on Saturday is on typical University campus type terrain with intricate buildings and connected pathways in a unique bushland setting.  Saturday afternoon takes the racing to a new map near Pelaw Main to classic spur/gully  terrain gently undulating with a complex track network and patches of mining detail.  The big event on Sunday, the Long Distance, and the World Ranking Event is also spur/gully but here there is some real steepness to negotiate with erosion gully detail right across the map. The team organising the events have been out to video some of the terrain you are going to be racing on - have a look

                          

 

Easter 2012 - Prologue

The Prologue was fast and furious with NSW Stingers giving some sterling performances. Josh Blatchford in his first year with the big boys in M21E came 4th on the lovely gently undulating terrain with good granite detail, similar to last years prologue in WA, but not drought bound.

Rising NSW junior star Michele Dawson showed her training is coming to fruition with a 2nd place in the W20E class. Other performances included Alex Massey in 5th place in M20E.

They augur well for consideration in the National Teams. Results and splits are available.

Hilary Wood

 

NSW Stars at Easter

Congratulations to NSW Juniors Michele Dawson, Kasimir Gregory and Alex Massey who have all been selected to represent Australia in the 2012 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Slovakia in July. The selection is well deserved after strong performances by all three in the March and Easter selection races. All three are pictured below in action over the weekend at the Easter 3-Day Competition in Stanthorpe, Queensland.

Other athletes that also excelled over the weekend and picked up first placings included Ewan Shingler (M10A), Daniel Hill (M16A), Angus Roberts (M17-20A), Miles Ellis (M35A), Jock Davis (M45A), Eric Baker (M55+AS), Neil Schafer (M85+A), Marina Ishakova (W21A), Jenny Enderby (W40A), Jane Watt (W55+AS), Toy Martin (W65A) and Maureen Ogilvie (W75A).

In the open elite ranks Tracy Marsh, Joshua Blatchford and Matthew Parton were impressive posting highly competitive results across the weekend.

The Easter competition was spread over four events with the terrain ranging from complex granite to more open fields. Good results required both technical skills to navigate through the tricky granite detail as well as speed and endurance.

On the social side the local National Parks were visited by many plus the restaurants, wineries and local produce stalls were very well received with many orienteers stocking up for the trip home. Thanks to Orienteering Queensland, the many volunteers that contributed to the weekend as well as the Stanthorpe and Warwick towns for a memorable weekend.

 

Last in DuO Adventure Series will bring out the wheel champions

The final and deciding race this weekend at Belanglo Forest will see the crowning of the first DuO Adventure Race Series champions.  The series placings are still up for grabs in both the long and the short course, male and female classes, and with over 75 competitors signed up the competition should be fast and furious. There will be some entries on the day available for both individual and pairs teams.  Event organiser Greg Bacon has a new element this time too, with a novice course included to allow sporty families a chance to let the children have a run too.  The novice course is only 8km MTB and 1km foot stage, so that parents will have time to finish the novice course with their children and still have time to tackle the short course by themselves.  With a sausage sizzle starting at 11am there will be every incentive for competitors to get back as quickly as they can!

 

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