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.

QB3 Day 2 Review in Wagga Wagga

Day 2 at Burngoogee was cold with some misty rain.

Course setters for today’s long races were orienteering royalty, Jenny Bourne and Geoff Lawford on behalf of OACT, and their courses were well received, utilising the faster, more open terrain with some classic long legs mixed with shorter technical legs in the scattered granite.

In the elite classes, Nea Shingler, Sam Woolford, and Grace Crane all backed up their day 1 wins with comfortable wins over the longer distances.

Alistair George also went back-to-back but he was chased all the way by Martin Dent, the final margin being just 45 seconds over 11.1 kms.

One of the closest results came in M18 where Oscar Brown pipped Cooper Horley by just 4 seconds after 6.9km.

In M70A, Nick Dent, Bill Jones and Bruce Bowen finished 1, 2, 3 for the second day straight. 

There were many other 2-day winners across junior and senior classes, leaving them well placed for overall victory after tomorrow’s Sprint at CSU.


QB3 Day 1 Review in Wagga Wagga

Day 1 Middle distance was cold but dry with the courses set by NSW Stingers young guns Ewan Shingler and Duncan Currie testing competitors and drawing praise.

After a steep walk to the start, courses zig zagged across and down the steep hillside through technical granite terrain.

A stand out (see photos) was 98 year old Herman Werner completing the M95 course, with support from daughter Kirsten.

NSW Stingers WOC team member Alistair George was a strong winner in M21A whilst Canberra's Grace Crane won clearly in W21A.

JWOC bound Stingers Nea Shingler and Erica Enderby quinella'd W20A whilst another Stingers JWOC team member, Sam Woolford, won M20A.

It was also very encouraging to see so many entries in the junior classes.

Please fill in the quick Course Setter of the year survey here.


47th Great NOSH Footrace / Thanks to Barbara Hill

The 47th Great NOSH Footrace was held last Sunday. There were plenty of orienteers out trail running or volunteering for the day.
Some orienteers at the top end of results included Georgina Beech (WHO), Steven Horrocks (GO) and Nick Stanley (GO).
The Great NOSH Footrace is an Orienteering NSW event, organised by Bold Horizons and Bennelong Northside Orienteers with volunteers provided by Garingal Orienteers, Uringa Orienteering Club, Big Foot Orienteers, Western & Hills Orienteers and Bennelong Northside Orienteers.
Special thanks to Barbara Hill from Bold Horizons for organising the event and allocating all the volunteers jobs etc.
Thanks to all those clubs and the 40+ volunteers that were in attendance for many hours and in the days leading up to the event.
Tentative date is Sunday, 4 June 2023 for The 48th Great NOSH Footrace next year.
Hopefully we will be back at Lindfield for the start, with less COVID, flu, rain, track closures, track erosion and more issues that all made appearances this year.
All results are at:

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