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Natasha Sparg wins Qld MTBO Champs

The Queensland Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs were held on the weekend of May 10-11 and a small contingent of West Aussies travelled over to the town of Stanthorpe to compete.  With a middle and long distance event, combined times determined the overall result and after the two days of racing, WA's Natasha Sparg prevailed to take out the Womens Open title and become the Queensland State Champion.  In the Mens Open, Ricky Thackray persisted through his recent injury slump to

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Bush event at Jumbuck Hill, Walyunga National Park

Sunday 22 June. Start times 9.30am - 11.30am. Courses close 1.00pm.
Jumbuck Hill is part of the Walyunga National Park, Upper Swan and being close to the city is very easy to access via the Great Northern Highway.
There will be a range of courses to suit people of all degrees of fitness and abilities. Expert orienteers, dressed in bright orange fluoro vests will be on hand to help new or inexperienced orienteers.
Bring a

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Part time Admin & Communication Officer wanted

 The Job Orienteering Western Australia is seeking a self-motivated person to play a pivotal role in assisting in the varied administration requirements of the sport. Your key focus will be enquiries management, membership administration, and assisting Committee members as required with promotion and marketing, website currency, financial management, and correspondence and reporting.

Albany Street orienteering

Fantastic turnout for first ever orienteering event in Albany
Street orienteering came to Albany on Saturday 24 May, with almost 80 locals enjoying the physical and navigational challenge, including several school groups.  With a high level of interest and enthusiasm, Albany is on track to form its own Orienteering Club this year. More information from This email address is being

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Mountain Bike Orienteering at Kangaroo Gully

Sunday 8 June. Start times 9.30am - 11.30am. Courses close 1.00pm.
A great navigational challenge for people who like to get on their bikes and get off the road this Sunday at Kangaroo Valley. This map is in bushland not far from the Brookton Hwy at the back of Karragullen.
There will be 4 courses: Very short – 6km; Short – 10km; Medium – 21km and Long – 29km, so something available for every level of fitness.
Expert

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Orienteering at Malmalling this Sunday

Sunday 1 June. Start times 9.30am - 11.30am. Courses close 1.00pm.
Malmalling is in the heart of perfect orienteering countryside where there is an abundance of interesting features and it is an absolute joy to run. Located not far off the Great Eastern Highway between Sawyers Valley and The Lakes, it is easy to get to and is relatively close to the city.
There will be a full range of courses including courses with navigation

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Hill Park Dale event

Sunday 18 May. Start times 9.30am - 11.30am. Courses close 1.00pm.
The Hill Park Dale map is noted for its beautiful rolling hills, complex granite outcrops, remnant bush land and fantastic orienteering. Previous national events have been run on this map and received positive reviews all around.
Set on farmland with large tracts of natural bush, it can be accessed from the Brookton Hwy off the Beverley-West Dale Rd.
There

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John Forrest National Park event

Sunday 11 May 2014 - starts 9.30-11.30am; courses close at 1.00pm.
Enjoy orienteering this weekend at John Forrest National Park. Plenty of features on the map, wonderful views and close to the city. The longer course will be a hybrid of bush and street navigation, perfect for stretching the brain and the legs.
There will be 4 courses of varying length and navigational difficulty so there is a course suitable for everyone.

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4 Silvers and 2 Juniors in the Australian JWOC team

Four Western Australian orienteers made podium appearances at the recent 2014 Easter 3 Day Orienteering Carnival held in NSW. The Easter 3 Day Carnival is an international event, and as the name suggests is run over three days requiring competitors to put in a consistent effort.
In what was a family affair Oscar McNulty came in second in the Junior Elites, while his mother Anthea Feaver also took silver in the Women’s 50 category. Carol Brownlie and Kjell Winther also made the podium

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Bush event at Wundabiniring Brook

Sunday 27 April 2014 - starts 9.30-11.30am; courses close at 1.00pm.
The bush orienteering season has officially started and what better place to run than in the beautiful bushland in the Mt Observation/ Mt Billy area, half way to York.
There will be 4 courses of varying length and navigational difficulty so there is a course suitable for everyone.  Experienced orienteers, noticeable in their fluoro orange vests, will be

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A great way to promote orienteering

Last year a group of Aussie orienteers get together and came up with a design for a casual gear to be worn by travelling orienteers.
The aim was to have a uniform look at events that could also be used in marches.
The garments are made by Trimtex and orders are being taken now for ladies/unisex polo shirts, vests and jackets. They are all very comfortable, lightweight and perfect for travelling.
Orders close 30 January so that they will be ready in time for Easter.
Polo

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Aus MTBO Championships

The Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships are this year set to be held in the red centre, Alice Springs, on the 'long' weekend of June 14-16 2014.  The tracks around this area have been unofficially voted as the 'second best trails you'll find in the world' (source unknown).

The organisers have promised some challenging courses across the three days and you'll also get the chance to ride against our Kiwi neighbours, with the event being held in conjunction with

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NavDash at Christmas Tree Creek

Saturday 12 April

Come enjoy navdashing in the bush this coming Saturday afternoon. NavDash events are relatively short in distance and are considered of easy navigation, but can be tricky as they are conducted in complex areas. Christmas Tree Creek is close to the city and a nice area of John Forrest National Park.

There will be 3

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