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MetrO 1 - Innaloo

Yuluma Primary School, Innaloo

The 2022-23 MetrO Series will commence on Saturday 5th November! The first event in the season will be based at Yuluma Primary School in Innaloo. This is an area giving a mixture of grid style streets, ‘night-soil’ laneways and cul-de-sacs with the benefit of some contours. An event for all: fast runners, new navigators, pram

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Event report: Primary School Championships

Manning Park, Spearwood

The Orienteering Association of Western Australia (OWA) held the 2023 WA Primary Schools Go for 2 & 5 Orienteering Championships at Manning Park on Wednesday 30th August. The organising team and participants enjoyed the beautiful spring weather. Over 90 students from four schools participated. Twenty volunteers from OAWA helped run the event and Nathan Johnston from the City of Cockburn ensured the event went smoothly.

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Event report: WA Long Distance Championships

Umuna

Congratulations to our 2023 WA Long Distance Champions – Kellie Whitfield from SWOT and Craig Dufty from BO – and congratulations to all the class winners and place getters. Run on a beautiful spring day at the picturesque Umuna, it was an excellent forerunner to the upcoming Kambarang Carnival.

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Event report: Bush 10 Marginata

Despite passing through many foggy patches whilst en-route to Marginata, the day turned out very pleasant for orienteering with a warm sun alternating with cloud. Eighty-eight competitors appeared to have enjoyed the day.

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Event report: Nangaguringguring

On Sunday we returned to the lovely bush terrain of Ngangaguringguring with courses set by Rachel West and assisted by Craig Dufty. About 70 competitors ran in the event despite a clash with the first City to Surf post-Covid19. The weather ended up being quite warm, enough so that particularly the longer course competitors said they wilted slightly as they had to adjust after the cooler wintery conditions of more recent events.

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Kambarang Carnival

Sept 30th - Oct 8th

Western Australia

The Kambarang Carnival will consist of 7 orienteering events held over 9 days in and around Perth. With dozens of different courses on offer, there is a course at every event that is suited to your ability, age and fitness. Join us for the fun, no matter what your level of experience!

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Bush 11: WA Long Championships

Umuna - Westdale, Near Beverley

Come to Umuna for an ideal last hit-out in similar terrain to the Kambarang Carnival’s Peterdine, Frazzle Rock and Avon Valley events. Enjoy expansive views, open paddocks, wandoo woodland, detailed granite outcrops and bare rock surfaces, gullies, spurs and hills. 

Pre-entry for WA State Long Distance Championships close on Wednesday, 13 September at 17:00. Enter on

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Event report: MTBO Long Distance Championships

MTBO came out of its hibernation last Sunday for the 2023 long championships, held at Mt Gunjin.  

The weather held fair. The courses were reasonable - marked by long legs with a number of route choices (particularly once the contours of Mt Gunjin were taken into account). Only Ben Coetzer braved the double black diamond ‘Luvin Shovels’ single track option for the leg to the finish, noting ‘it was a lot longer than it looks on the map’.

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Bush 10: Marginata

Yarra Road, Mt Observation

In the lead up to the OWA state long distance championships we have another long event for you - and it's also preparation for the Kambarang Carnival. Spring has finally arrived and some nice flowers are starting to show in the bush so it's a good opportunity to enjoy the forest at its best. This course offers a mix of open fast running forest and some more challenging hilly areas that we all know and love.

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Bush 9: Ngangaguringguring

Near The Lakes

Don't be scared by the name or the bush, this event is sure to be hit with whole family! Come along and join one of our courses.

There are some new unmapped trail bike tracks, particularly in the north-eastern part of the courses for H1-3 and there may be others elsewhere as it is a popular area for trail bike riding. Some of the more prominent ones have been added to the map.

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Event report: Bush 8 WA MD Champs

Malmalling

Thank you to all who entered  the WA Middle Distance Champs. Our aim was to provide appropriate technical courses in a difficult and rugged terrain. We apologise for the confusion with regard to the revised start list.

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Event report: Navdash 7 WA Sprint Champs

St Hilda's, Mosman Park

The 2023 WA Sprint Orienteering State Championships were held on Saturday 12 August at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls in Mosman Park. We are very grateful to St Hilda’s for allowing us use of their beautiful campus.

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MTBO 6: WA Long Distance Championships

The Dell, Mundaring Weir Road, Paulls Valley

This event will take place in the Darling Range bush near Mundaring Weir. Expect mainly 4WD tracks at rideable gradients, and some single track options. Some of the downhill single tracks are double black diamond! Take extreme care if using the downhill single track routes (note that most of the ‘features’ have a B line). Watch out for other riders in the area, and take care when crossing roads (including Mundaring Weir Rd).

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Event report: Bush 7 Yetar Spring SOL

Flynn Road, Gorrie

A good number of people took their chances with the threat of rain and were rewarded. The rain held off and competitors were able to enjoy their courses and the relatively benign terrain before returning to picnic with club members.

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Bush 8: WA Middle Distance Championships

Malmalling

This area was mapped 25 years ago and there are significant changes to old fence lines, tracks and vegetation boundaries. See the Information flyer for more detail. The area to be used for Courses 1-4 comprises a steep and rocky ridge with areas of slow run (50-80%) and an area of much flatter and faster open running towards later

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Acknowledgement of country

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Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.