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Fri 1 Oct 8:00 am
Newcastle October-November Street Events
Sun 3 Oct 10:00 am
Waggaroos Local
Pomingalarna

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Wed 6 Oct 6:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 1 Jesmond Park

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Wed 6 Oct 7:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 2 Myall Road

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Sun 10 Oct 10:00 am
NTOC - Kooringle
Bundarra Road, west of Armidale
Sat 16 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 1
TBA

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Sun 17 Oct 10:00 am
Interclub #6 - Waggaroos (New Date)
Wolfram
Sat 23 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 2
TBA

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Sat 23 Oct 11:30 am
NSW State League #8 (New date)
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

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Sun 24 Oct 9:30 am
NSW State League #9 (New Date)
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.

 

EVENT STRUCTURE

The series is conducted by ONSW partner organisation Bold Horizons - click on the blue links to see all the latest details on their website and Facebook page.  

The Saturday Orienteering Series is open to all budding orienteers! No experience is necessary. Both beginners and experienced orienteers are very welcome! Students, mums, dads, uncles, aunts, friends, grandparents: everyone is welcome to participate.

All events are on Saturday mornings in school grounds, parks and reserves.

In the summer school terms the SOS is conducted around northern Sydney and the Macarthur region; in winter terms around northern Sydney and the Hills District. The series runs for six weeks every school term.

At most events they offer 3 different courses:

Score Course: There are 20 controls to find within a set time limit (usually 45 minutes). You need to plan, navigate, run (or walk) and manage your time. The controls are worth different amounts, so there is strategy involved in deciding on the best return for time and energy before setting off. Anyone taking longer than the time limit starts losing points. On this course, the focus is on the personal challenge, making friends and learning some skills. Everyone 'wins' by finding at least a few controls, learning new skills and having a go. Entrants are welcome to head out on their own or team up.

Short Line Course: On this course, the challenge is find all the controls marked on the map in a set order. The course will be around 2-3.5km. The navigation is not too difficult for newcomers, however the finer challenges of optimising route choice and the need for speed and accuracy keeps the experienced orienteers on their toes. Orienteers are encouraged to tackle the challenge on their own but if they want to head out with friends or family then that is okay too.

Long Line Course: This course is similar to the Short Line Course but will generally be 3-5km long.

Electronic (SportIdent) timing is used for all courses and participants. Timing sticks can be purchased or hired at each event. They can also be purchased through ONSW partner AussieOGear.

EVENT TIMING

Registration is from 9am and starts are any time between 9.30am and 11am.  

EVENT ENTRY

Entry is at the event. However if you are bringing along a group of more than 5 we ask that you please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to look after you.  The best contact is Barbara - email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 0418 270 476.

Entry cost is $12 for orienteering club members with their own SportIdent timing sticks or $15 for non-members hiring sticks.


WINTER 2021

Date Northside   Hills   Newcastle  
1 May South Turramurra Results Castle Hill Results Jesmond Results
8 May Pennant Hills  Results North Rocks Results Broadmeadow  Results
22 May     Castle Hill Results Waratah Results
29 May West Pymble Results The Ponds Results  Broadmeadow Results 
5 Jun Lindfield Results Crestwood Results    Results 
19 Jun Cockatoo Island Results   Results    Results 
             
24 Jul   Results   Results    Results 
31 Jul   Results   Results   Results 
7 Aug   Results   Results   Results 
14 Aug   Results    Results   Results 
11 Sep   Results   Results   Results 
18 Sep   Results   Results   Results 

 

SAFETY

Urban maps with distinct boundaries will be used.

All runners check in and out.


ENQUIRIES

Barbara Hill, Series Coordinator.

Mobile: 0418 270 476

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For results of past series, please click here.