Coming Events

Wed 17 Aug 9:30 am
Sydney West Primary Orienteering Championships

Wed 17 Aug 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #4
1st Lindfield Scout Hall, Seven Little Australians Park, Slade Avenue, Lindfield.

Sat 20 Aug 9:30 am
SOS - Bobbin Head
Bobbin Head

Sat 20 Aug 11:30 am
ACT Middle Distance Championships: ACT League #10, NSW SL #12, Pine Island

Sun 21 Aug 10:00 am
Goldseekers 2022 Bush #6 - Oaky Creek South
Oaky Creek South, Mullion State Forest.

Sun 21 Aug 10:00 am
ACT Long Distance Championships: ACT League #11, NSW SL #13, Tidbinbilla

Sat 27 Aug 9:30 am
SOS - Lane Cove National Park
Lane Cove National Park – Jenkins Hill Picnic Area (this is by the weir, Cafe and Playground. It is best accessed from the Lady Game Drive, Lindfield)

Sat 27 Aug 10:00 am
NSW Stingers Training Camp

Sun 28 Aug 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #7
Sugarloaf North.

Sun 28 Aug 9:30 am
MetrO League 2022 #4 - Wianamatta
Roads to Nowhere. Scale 1:7,500 with 2m contours., Wianamatta Regional Park.

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.

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.


Another SSS called off

Wednesday's Sydney Summer Series event at Lindfield is off. All council bush tracks are closed and this event was to have half the controls in bushland.
While the forecast for tomorrow is much better, using those tracks would damage them even further.
Not to mention the danger in navigating steep tracks and crossing watercourses that may well be still full from three weeks of run-off.
Safety of our organisers and participants is paramount, as is being good environmental citizens.
With the season almost done, there is no time to reschedule, so this event will be held next summer.
We thank setter Gill Fowler and Big Foot for their work in preparing this event and look forward to a dry run in season 32.

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