Coming Events

Fri 29 Oct 6:00 pm
Summer Park Series #1
Elephant Park, Sale Street.

Sat 30 Oct 9:30 am
SOS 2 Term 4 West Pennant Hills
Beside Building A off Gentle Way at the southern end of the park.

Fri 5 Nov 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Park Series #2
Botanic Gardens, Hill Street.

Sat 6 Nov 9:30 am
SOS 3 Term 4 - Collaroy
The Collaroy Centre

Sun 7 Nov 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 1 - Avoca Beach
Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach.

Sun 7 Nov 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #1 Botany
Sir Joseph Banks Park Oval
Sun 7 Nov 4:30 pm
Garingal Social Picnic with Courses
Artarmon Parklands Community Garden and Playground, Burra Rd, Artarmon (probably in the lower playground area)
Fri 12 Nov 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Park Series #3
TAFE, Forest Road.
Sat 13 Nov 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 4

Sun 14 Nov 9:30 am
Central Coast Summer Series 2 - Erina
Reserve between Owen Close and Stratford Park Drive, Erina.

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.

QBIII Maps, Photos and Course Setter Survey

A great long weekend of orienteering in the Hunter Valley for QBIII organised by the Newcastle Orienteering Club

If you attended over the weekend please take the time to complete the Course Setter Surveys through the links below. These not only contribute to the Course Setter of the Year Award but also offer valuable feedback to setters and organisers to take into account for future events

State League 5 Redgum Ridges

State League 6 Barraba Lane

State League 7 Avondale College

A number of photos were taken over the weekend which can viewed on Facebook:

- Day 2 (ONSW)

- Day 3 (ONSW)

- Day 3 (Bold Horizons)

For those interested you can view all the maps from Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3


NSW Orienteers results from Australian Rogaine Championships

A contingent of NSW Orienteers recently took advantage of the eased interstate COVID travel restrictions to travel to South Australia for the Australian Rogaining Championships in the fairly flat Mallee country about 3 hours north of Adelaide.

Congratulations to Julian Ledger (BN) and John Anderson (GO), who teamed up to win the Australian Ultra Veteran title for 2021! They posted a score of 1360 points and were also 42nd overall. Julian's race report is available on the NSW Rogaining website

Other ONSW participants and results were :

- Antonyia Bachvarova and Andrew Smith from Garingal with 2830 points finishing in 6th place overall

- Gill Fowler's (BF) team finished 10th with 2580

- Nicole Mealing and Andrew Brown from Big Foot finished in 15th with 2340 points

- Dom Pitot from Bennelong Northside was in a team that finished 34th with 1520 points

- Ian Cameron and Susan Kurrle from Garingal finished in 48th with 1230 points



46th Running of the Great NOSH Footrace

Perfect Sydney winter weather greeted close to 400 runners and 50 volunteers for the 46th edition of the Great NOSH Footrace.

Orienteering NSW members were in their element for this technical course along the upper reaches of Middle Harbour starting at Lindfield and finishing at Bantry Bay. Bennelong Northside member Ryan Armstrong won the Outright Male title over the 16km. In the Juniors section it was a ONSW clean sweep of the podium with Cooper Horley from Garingal first home ahead of Seth Sweeney from WHO in second and William Nolan from Uringa taking third.

Other notable ONSW placings were : Riley Grainger (GO) 3rd Male 18-29, Gary Farebrother (WHO) 3rd Male 50-59, Bob Morgan (BN) 3rd Male 60-69, Emily Sorenson (BF) 3rd Female 18-29, Zoe Melling (UR) 1st Female 50-59, Paula Shingler (BF) 2nd Female 50-59, Glenn Horrock (GO) 3rd Male 22km over 40

Thank you to the volunteers from Bennelong, Garingal, Uringa, WHO, SHOO and Big Foot for helping make this event happen and thanks to Bold Horizons for organising!


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