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.



Program download as pdf

Previous maps: UNEBlue HoleOakview ~ Mt Brown


Sunday, 27th to Thursday, 31st December

The 2015 Christmas 5 days will be based in Armidale. Competitors will be running on some of the best terrain in NSW.

The following information is preliminary and provided to assist you to make your travel plans.



Course Name and approximate length  

Men Class

Women Class

Suggested age guides


Hard 1 (7km)

Men A





Hard 2 (6km)

Men B

Women A




Hard 3 (5km) +

Men C

Women B

M16, 45



Hard 4 (4km)

Men D

Women C




Hard 5 (3km) +

Men E

Women D




Moderate 3.5km +

Men F

Women E




Easy +

Men G

Women F




Very Easy +





Entries: pre-entry through Eventor is strongly recommended as only a limited number of enter-on-day maps will be printed.

(Note that if you have not previously entered an event using Eventor, you will first need to register on the system.  Click the Create user account button on the left.)

Results: your best 4 results count toward the overall winner in each class. Points are based on placings. 

Final Results


Day Date Format Starts from Results Splits RG Suburb Eventor
1 Dec 27 Urban Sprint 4pm Results Splits RG Uni of New England Eventor  
2 Dec 28 Bush Long 8am Results Splits RG Blue Hole Eventor  Flickr
3 Dec 29 Bush Long 8am Results  Splits  RG Oakview Eventor  Flickr
4 Dec 30 Bush Long 8am Results  Splits  RG Kooringle Eventor  Flickr
5 Dec 31 Bush Long 7.30am Results  Splits RG Mt Brown Eventor  


Split Times: where a family needs split times, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining what is needed.

Day 1 (Sun Dec 27) - University of New England (Planner: Alinta Merrotsy; Controllers: Alec Watt, Andrew Lumsden)

Day 2 (Mon Dec 28) - Blue Hole - 15 km southeast of Armidale (Planner: Tony Woolford; Controller: Bob Hawkins)

Day 3 (Tue Dec 29) - Oakview - 20km west of Armidale (Planner: Eric Andrews; Controller: Liz Bourne)

Day 4 (Wed Dec 30) - Kooringle - new map 23km west of Armidale (Planner: Don Barker; Controller: Eric Baker)

Day 5 (Thu Dec 31) - Mt Brown - 35km west of Armidale (Planner: Eric Andrews; Controller: Liz Bourne)


An MTBO event has been added to the Xmas 5 day program - WEDNESDAY 30TH DECEMBER
To be held at the Armidale Pine Forest. It will feature a 10 or 20 control scatter course with starts between 4 and 4.30.                           Full details will be in the carnival program.
Organiser: Maurice Anker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 6772 9604)

Community Coaching Course

Orienteering NSW Community Coach Course - TUESDAY 29TH DECEMBER from 1:30pm (Armidale Business Centre)

See flyer for more details - Flyer

Coaching Sessions Added to Program

(1)   An 'Improving your Accuracy' coaching session will be conducted in the afternoon of Day 2 at Dumaresq Dam, near Armidale. URN's Maggie Jones will be hosting the session from 2:00pm on December 28th. This 90 minute session will focus on techniques to improve your accuracy in finding controls.  Aimed at orienteers who want to graduate from Easy to Moderate courses, this will also be helpful for people who have been on Moderate or Hard courses without much technical training.

See Flyer for more details.

(2) A 'Walking Tour' of the complex granite area close to the finish at the close of the Blue Hole Event is being organised by NTN's Bob and Jenny Hawkins. The guide will show how to interpret both the map and the individual control descriptions. The 'tour' will follow the last few controls on the Hard 5 course to provide a practical introduction to the rigours of navigation on a difficult granite map.

The tour will occur if conditions are suitable on the day. Anyone interested in participating should contact Jenny Hawkins at the Registration tent at the Blue Hole event


Updated 17th December 2015