Coming Events

Sun 3 Jul 8:00 am
2022 Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot
George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill

Sun 3 Jul 9:30 am
“The Range” (Killingworth) - “Contours & Compass” training event
“The Range” (Killingworth)

Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga
Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
2022 Bush Series #5 Orange Botanic Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens, Hill Street, Orange

Wed 6 Jul 1:00 pm
Orienteering NSW Junior Training Camp
Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie.

Sat 9 Jul 1:00 pm
2022 NSW State League #10
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

Sun 10 Jul 9:30 am
2022 NSW State League #11
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.
Wed 13 Jul 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #3
Shrimptons Creek

Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Leichhardt ultrasprint
Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #5
Red Gum Ridges.

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.

BOSS winners decided

Newcastle's Bike Orienteering Summer Series (BOSS) wrapped up a rain-affected season at Killingworth on Sunday.

Congratulations to Steve Todkill and Carolyn Matthews for taking out the LineScore category, and Wayne Hawken and Margaret Peel on winning the AllScore class.

Final place-getters were (all Newcastle except where stated):

Male Line Score 1 Steve Todkill, 2 Hamish Mackie (Big Foot), 3 Andrew Haigh
Female Line Score 1 Carolyn Matthews, 2 Nicole Haigh, 3 Sally-Anne Todkill
Male All Score 1 Wayne Hawken, 2 Martin Cousins (Garingal), 3 Ori Gudes (Uringa, pictured)
Female All Score 1 Margaret Peel, 2 Dale Graham, 3 Carol Pearce / Amanda Mackie (BF)
E Bike Male 1 Graham Fowler, 2 Tim Hackney, 3 Bruce Graham
E Bike Female 1 Andrea Hackney

You can view the final points tallies here.

A big thanks to all the setters, controllers, helpers and participants.


Start lists out for NSW Sprint Champs

The start lists for Saturday's NSW Sprint Champs at Ourimbah can be found here and the final information sheet here. Please note the out of bounds restrictions.
For Sunday's Middle Distance at Richmond Vale, the program has also been posted.
Entries are now open for the annual QBIII carnival over the June long weekend, being held this year in Wagga. Bulletin 1 is here. We thank Wagga Council for their support of this event.

NSW elites star at MSW 2022

NSW elites were very successful at Melbourne Sprint Weekend, with two first places overall and two second placings.

Big Foot siblings Ewan and Nea Shingler won M20E and W20E respectively. Ewan took out all 4 individual events and would have finished third overall if competing in M21E!

(Nea also won the knockout on the last day but a bug in Eventor showed her as a mispunch in the qualifying race.)  

Bush n Beach's Sam Woolford tied for second in M20E, and combined with Ewan and Oskar Mella (Newcastle, pictured) to win the Junior Men's relay as NSW went 1-2 in the team event.  

Alastair George (BF) had a best race placing of third in M21E but finished second overall in a reward to his consistency. With 2022 a Sprint World Championship year, this performance augurs well for Alastair's chances for making his WOC debut in Denmark. 

Erika Enderby (NC) was sitting third overall after day two but missed the knockouts because she had to get back to school on Monday.

In the public sections, Paula Shingler (BF) won W50, Hilary Wood (Central Coast) won W60 and Julia Prudhoe (CC) was third, Ross Barr (Garingal) won M70 and Warwick Selby (GO) was third, Tony Woolford (B) was third in M40, Shane Doyle (Uringa) was third in M50, and Thomas Whitehead (NC) was second MOpen.

You can see the weekend standings here and great photo albums linked via the Orienteering Australia Facebook page.

Thanks to Orienteering Victoria for a great weekend, and stay tuned for something similar in Sydney next year.


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