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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 nearly upon us

The organising team in Newcastle spent a long evening on Tuesday this week finalising their plans for the big Coalfield Classic events.  Bulletins with more event details will be going up in the next couple of days and the start lists will be published on Monday.  There's a great line-up of competitors with many of the 2012 JWOC team racing, as well as senior Australian Internationals including Rachel Effeney, Kathryn Ewels, Grace Crane, Simon Uppill and Rob Preston.  There are a number of New Zealander elites also coming to try their luck and even some Finns.  With over 300 runners pre-entered there will be plenty of competition to go around.

 

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.

 

Possibly the most beautiful Moonlight Madness race of the calendar

It was definitely worth turning up early at last Wednesday's Moonlight Madness in Cremorne. Early runners getting ready for their twilight sortie were treated to the evening illumination of the city, with ferries scuttling across the twinkling harbour towards our beautiful Opera House.  Once darkness fell and the race began there were more views to be had, including the eerily flashing green lighthouse at the end of the point.

There was a sizeable turnout for the event with nearly seventy  runners setting out, both individually and in groups, surprising the homecoming commuters walking up from the ferry point at Cremorne.  Planner Carolyn Haupt had set an enjoyable course where there were plenty of points for all, not just those with long legs and too much energy.  Average score on the course was 420.   Richard Green scooped up all the points in 42:40 with Glenn Horrocks and Steve Ryan in second and third places respectively.

 

Western Plains orienteers build skills on Sappa Bulga

Building on the success of the Space Racing series the Western Plains Orienteers hosted a coaching course on one of the Sappa Bulga maps last Saturday. Coaches Karen and Sean Hagan ran the course for fourteen members who wanted to move to or improve their performance on Moderate level courses. After revising basic skills, the participants tested themselves first on a short course and then with growing confidence, on a trickier longer course.  Review and reflection with the coaches consolidated their learning, giving them a solid basis to attend the Goldseekers event taking place on the following day at Ophir.

Thanks to Karen Hagan for this report

 

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