Maylands Foreshore reserve

Just over 80 orienteers attended the final MetrO series event of the 2023/2024 season in Maylands. The Swan River foreshore made for a nice assembly area, and competitors picked a large variety of routes around the lakes and through the parklands on the peninsula. Those who took the time to enjoy the many scenic views from control sites would not have been disappointed. Thankfully, the weather was a little cooler than last week at just over 30 degrees at the time of


Piara Waters

The latest MetrO event introduced a new map of Piara Waters from absentee course setter and mapper Ricky Thackray, who showed up just for the weekend to run the event before promptly fleeing the state again (temporarily). Conditions were on the warmer side of comfort but the hot weather predictor at 5pm allowed for full length courses to be run.


The cool breeze offered some relief from the three 40 degree days last week, setting the scene for a pleasant day of orienteering at Event 11 of the MetrO series! 85 participants dashed and wove their way through the streets of Woodvale to find controls scattered around parks, tied to light posts and hung on fences. The event saw lots of newcomers attend and take on the updated map, traversing the various parks and pathways in the area.

Maylands Foreshore Reserve

The MetrO series season finale will be held on the picturesque Maylands peninsula. The assembly area is in Maylands Foreshore Reserve overlooking the Swan River, near the popular Maylands Waterland water park. Many controls will be situated in parkland along the river and in the reserves around Lake Brearley and Lake Bungana.

Since this is the final event of the series, overall award winners will be announced after the event has concluded.

Robot Park, Piara Waters

The penultimate MetrO event of this season will be held in Piara Waters. Come and Join us for a run jog or walk around this beautiful newly mapped suburb on a long, medium or short course.

Entries are now open in Eventor.

Bibra Lake

There was a good turnout to the event with a large number of new competitors and family groups attending on the long weekend. The map covered the winding streets of the suburb of Bibra Lake and limestone paths around the eastern side of the lake.

Hillarys Park, Hillarys

The weather was kind - not too warm and the sea breeze had arrived. As course setter Nick said, there were lots of twisting roads to untangle, and not just horizontal directions to consider! And there was a very good turnout of participants, both new and experienced.

Chichester Park, Woodvale

The MetrO series returns to Woodvale this year for the first time in 15 years! The newly updated map covers the north eastern part of the suburb, offering the beautiful Yellagonga regional park, a frisbee golf course and some tricky connecting paths. Starting in Chichester Park, route planning will be the key to whizzing through Woodvale!

Minim Cove Park, Mosman Park

Sixty orienteers braved the heat to complete shortened courses at the Mosman Park MetrO. After reaching a maximum of 41 degrees earlier in the day temperatures cooled down just enough to be pleasant for 20% shortened courses. Competitors who made the climb up some of the steep hills on the map were rewarded with great views of the river, ocean, and surrounding suburbs.

Tomato Lake, Kewdale

With 89 participants, the Kewdale MetrO had the largest turnout so far this season. Although the weather was hot during the day, it cooled down just in time for the competitors to enjoy the shorter than average courses that involved a lot of route choice.

Hillarys Park, Lymburner Dr

Lots of twisting roads to untangle in Hillarys at this weekend's MetrO: and not just horizontal directions to consider! Weather looks fantastic however, with a top of just 29°C forecast. Would still be great for a dip in the ocean before or after your run if you are so inclined.

Entries are now open in Eventor. Pre-entry closes Saturday 20th January at 4pm. You will also be able to enter at the event.

Meller Park, 2 Hope Road

The Bibra Lake Metro Series Event will be held on the eastern side of Bibra Lake, with the map area including parks, wetland paths and suburban streets.

Entries are open in Eventor. Pre-entry closes Saturday 27th January at 4pm. You will also be able to enter at the event.

Minim Cove Park, Mosman Park

The map for this MetrO event covers a large area of parks and suburban streets. A few steep hills in the area will provide interesting route choice as well as great views of the ocean, river, and surrounding suburbs. The assembly area is under the trees in the grassed area west of Russell Brown Adventure Park next to the public toilets.

Hot Weather Forecast (updated 13/1): With reference to the OWA Extreme Heat policy, this event will currently go ahead with


King's Park - it was monumental!

Sunday December 17th dawned clear and sunny, with no sign of the forecast possible showers and, until well after 8am, no sign of anyone arriving for the picnic game. After resolving differences in the interpretation of "South side" and overcoming assumptions about what would provide the promised shade, about 60 eager members found their way to where Santa (aka the event planner) was waiting in his personal COVID quarantine zone.

Tomato Lake, Kewdale

The next MetrO event will be held at Tomato Lake in Kewdale. Entries are open in Eventor. Pre-entry closes Saturday 6th January at 4pm. You will also be able to enter at the event.

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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.