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Sun 3 Jul 8:00 am
2022 Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot
George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill

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Sun 3 Jul 9:30 am
“The Range” (Killingworth) - “Contours & Compass” training event
“The Range” (Killingworth)

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Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga
Goombargana
Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
2022 Bush Series #5 Orange Botanic Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens, Hill Street, Orange

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Wed 6 Jul 1:00 pm
Orienteering NSW Junior Training Camp
Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie.

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Sat 9 Jul 1:00 pm
2022 NSW State League #10
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

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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

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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.


SSS Season 31 winners crowned

An eventful Sydney Summer Series has wound up for season 31 with a terrific streetscape of the North Sydney area and a presentation dinner attended by 70 people.
 
Congratulations to our major award winners:
* SSS Cup - Melissa Thomas (Bennelong, pictured)
* Open Women - Melissa Thomas (Bennelong)
* Open Men - Tristan White (Garingal, pictured)
* Course of the Year - tied between Rushcutters Bay (Sue Froude) and St Ives Bungaree (Richard Pattison)
* SSS Special Award - Carol Jacobson (Garingal) for her years of setting, organising, mapping, results processing, mentoring, helper roster compilation and much more.
 
With the start for our 19th and final event high up in St Leonards Park by North Sydney Oval - arguably the prettiest sportsground in Australia - this meant climb at the end of your run and working out the optimal turnaround point in North Sydney, Milsons Point or Kirribilli. 
 
New SSS co-ordinators Tristan and Ian would like to say a massive thank you to all the setters, organisers, controllers, mappers, SI teams, map printers, event volunteers, landowners and participants for their great work in continuing to ensure we run the best street/park series in the world.
 
Despite numerous hiccups (covid, rain, rain, rain, covid, rain) we can sleep well knowing the SSS has delivered again.
 

NSW retains OA MTBO Plaque

NSW has retained the OA MTBO Plaque after an Australian Championships that will long be remembered for atrocious conditions due to the big wet on the east coast.

Victoria and NSW were neck and neck in the points tally, swapping the lead after each event, but - pending official confirmation - it was the home state that came home strongly in Sunday's Long Distance race at a muddy Neath to win 121-117 overall.

Courses had recovered fairly well from the summer's La Nina drenching... until Wednesday when a further 60-80mm ruined any chance of a dry ride. By that stage all the interstate riders (from WA, Tas, Qld, Vic, ACT) were here and the carnival proceeded.

There was water at least ankle deep on pretty much every single track - and some much larger waterholes, along with lots of mud - at all four venues near Cessnock in the Hunter Valley.

Some riders were on course more than four hours for the Long on Sunday and km rates were way higher than what we would expect in drier times. So congratulations to all the competitors for slogging it out in very draining circumstances.  

NSW riders to win multiple championship events over the weekend were:
* W50 Nicole Haigh (Newcastle), Carolyn Matthews (Newcastle)
* M12 Alon Gudes (Uringa)
* M50 Greg Barbour (Big Foot)
* M60 Rob Prentice (Newcastle)

NSW riders to win one championship event were:
* W12 Harriet Thompson (NC)
* M14 Kai Metcalfe (NC)
* W40 Cassandra Thompson (NC)
* M21 Tim Doman (NC)
* M60 Rob Vincent (NC)

We are indebted to the Newcastle club plus members of Big Foot for a massive effort in miserable weather - at least it wasn't cold!

The next MTBO event is the Victorian championship weekend on May 14-15, then an ACT event on May 22.

 

2022 NSW Schools Team nominations open

Orienteering NSW is calling for nominations for the 2022 NSW Schools Team.

Up to 20 high school students - junior boys and girls (15 and under), and senior boys and girls - are selected to compete in the Australian All Schools Championships in individual and relay races.

In 2022, the squad (known as the Carbines) will travel with a manager and coach to Victoria for a week of competition during the September/October school holidays.

Nominations close on April 9. The squad will be announced by mid-June on the ONSW website and on Facebook.

Compulsory selection events are the Armidale State Leagues on April 9-10 and the QB III carnival in Wagga on June 11-13.

Nominees are strongly encouraged to compete at all State Leagues. Please submit your nomination via Eventor. You can view the selection criteria in Eventor. Written notification to the Chair of Selectors (Rob Bennett) is required if illness, injury or exceptional circumstances prevent attendance at any race.

NSW won the Australian schools trophy in 2019 for the time in 17 years! The 2020 and 2021 championships did not happen due to Covid.

 

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