Coming Events

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Bennelong Northside 50th Anniversary Dinner & Celebration (by invitation) for Past (BOO & NOSH) & Past/Present (BNO) Members - Deadline Extended till 24/11/21 only

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Orange Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens, Hill St.

Sun 5 Dec 8:30 am
NOY 8 - Kitchener

Sun 5 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 4 - Narara/Niagara Park
Gavenlock Oval, Narara.

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
West Sydney Orienteering Series 2021-2022 #1 - Darling Mills
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, North Rocks

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
2021 WHO Cup & AGM
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, Baulkham Hills

Sun 5 Dec 11:00 am
Wayne Richards Park Summer Sprint Series #1
Port Macquarie.

Sun 5 Dec 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #4
Two Valleys (new). This is a variant of the "The Warren" map which Dave Lotty has recently extended to the east along Cooks River while retaining all the interesting parkland and bush areas of the old map., Gough Whitlam Park, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood -

Wed 8 Dec 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #4 Fox Valley
Fox Valley, George Christie Playing Field
Wed 8 Dec 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS2 - Broadmeadow

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.

Resumption of MTBO

Our Newcastle club are a powerhouse in mountain bike orienteering and are working behind the scenes to get events happening once community sport is allowed again.

The Hunter Valley Champs are set down for November 7 and will form part of the annual BOSS series. A decision on this event will be made in late October as the organisers would like to attract entries from across the state.

The BOSS calendar will be out in early October, with the first event proper in December.

In the meantime, Newcastle will soon launch two MTBO courses that can be done using the free MapRun app - at Jesmond Park (Newcastle LGA) and Myall Road (Lake Macquarie LGA). Both maps have riding areas with a mix of bushland, parks and urban cycleways.

Greg Bacon has just finished a test ride of Jesmond and says all the controls registered quickly (just slow near the control).

"We plan on opening up the maps on October 4 with the details, maps and instructions on Eventor. This is such a great system as the logistics are heaps easier for running an event." Check out the Relive Ride of the area for the event.


Alastair, Emily take out SA rogaining champs

Congratulations to Big Foot junior star Alastair George and his girlfriend Emily Sorensen who won the South Australian rogaining championships at the weekend.

It was a convincing win, 320 points ahead of the next team (3190-2870), as they covered 92km in the 24 hours permitted - although they finished with an hour to spare.

Amazingly, this was Emily and Ali’s first rogaine! No doubt their backgrounds as elite orienteers helped - Alastair has competed at JWOC and Emily made this year's JWOC Honour team that did not compete due to covid.

Alastair moved to SA, Emily's home state, just before the NSW lockdown.

IKO's Liz Woodgate has been interstate since July and teamed up with an old friend Marc Woods from Alice Springs for his first rogaine. They finished sixth in the 24-hour event and third in the Mixed Veteran age class.

You can see the results from Almerta Station here.


Perfect weather for NTOC return at Blue Hole

Our Armidale club returned to action on Sunday with an event at Blue Hole Picnic Area that was well attended and featured stunning scenery.

As the name suggests, the event took place around Gara Gorge - where the river bed is rock rather than soil.

Around 30 participants enjoyed some testing courses that involved a river crossing - working out the quickest way to get across was crucial to a good result.

NSW Schools Team member Sam Woolford (Bush n Beach) won the 5.2km Hard 1 course in 42 minutes, while NTOC president Felix Burkhard (pictured) prevailed on Hard 2 (4.1km) in just over an hour.

Thanks to rookie setter Nathan Jeffery and the Northern Tablelands club. You can see the courses on Livelox

NTOC's next local event is on October 10 at Kooringle.

Armidale is known for awesome granite maps and we are happy to report we have a State League weekend up there in April 2022, just before Easter.


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