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.

Barbara Dawson wins OA Coaching Award

Congratulations to Barbara Dawson (Garingal) who has won Orienteering Australia's Silva Award for Services to Coaching.

Barbara has done long-term work in schools in NSW and at local club events, and contributed to the National Schools Kit Project.

She has also been a stalwart at the River and Bay Series as the lead coach for newcomers and in helping other club members in instructing first-timers.

This award caps a big six months for Barbara who won the Cox's Cup (ONSW Encouragement Award) in 2021.


ONSW orienteers excel at Easter

Seventeen orienteers from 10 NSW clubs won their age classes overall at the big national Easter carnival in Queensland, where long grass made for tricky navigation.

The carnival was an outstanding success, with more than 600 entries.

In the elite classes, Ewan Shingler (Big Foot, pictured) won M20E, sister Nea was second in W20E, clubmate Alastair George was an impressive second in M21E, and Sam Woolford (Bush n Beach) was likewise a fantastic second in M20E. 

Congratulations to our Easter class winners:

M20E: Ewan Shingler (Big Foot)
M/W21AS (Sledge): Jock Davis (BF)
M16A: Cooper Horley (Garingal)
W16A: Lilja Lehtonen (GO)
W18A: Eszter Kocsik (GO)
W21AS: Laura Lewis-Minogue (Goldseekers)
W35AS: Alice Martin (Central Coast)
W45A: Tracy Marsh (BF)
W50A: Jennifer Enderby (Newcastle)
M55AS: Geoff Peel (NC)
W60A: Gayle Quantock (NC)
W65A: Debbie Davey (Waggaroos)
M65AS: Peter Shepherd (Illawarra Kareelah)
W65AS: Vicki Wilmott (IKO)
M75A: Steve Flick (Bennelong Northside)
W75A: Jenny Hawkins (Northern Tablelands)
M85A: Barry Hanlon (WHO)
Cumulative results can be found here

Gill, Melissa win ultra marathons

Two of our incredible members - Gill Fowler and Melissa Robertson - have excelled in gruelling endurance races at the weekend.

Gill (Big Foot, pictured) won the women's 40-49 age class at the inaugural kunanyi Mountain Run in Hobart and was sixth fastest woman overall.

The 68km course was limited to 200 pre-qualifying participants and included a phenomenal 4km of climb, and Gill got home in 10h12m.

Over in South Australia, Melissa (Central Coast) won the Irrational South 200 miler (320km) and set a new female race record of 62h3m.

That's seven and a half marathons! Unsurprisingly, there were only 40 entrants.

Congratulations to both women!


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