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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Fantastic turnout for first ever orienteering event in Albany
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.
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
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.
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.
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
This coming weekend is the perfect time to go south for a weekend of a difference and enjoy some orienteering. With events in Denmark on Saturday and near Collie on Sunday, it is a great excuse to get out of town, do some touring, some exercise and enjoy the WA great outdoors in autumn.
On Saturday 3 May orienteering comes to the Albany/Denmark region. A new orienteering club is being set up in the Great Southern
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
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.
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
The 2014 Be Active Schools Orienteering Championships will be conducted at Whiteman Park on Wednesday 18 June. The event is sponsored by Healthway to promote the Be Active message. Many thanks also to the management and staff of Whiteman Park for providing a fantastic venue!
Entries are now closed, and almost 1000 students have entered the event...
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...
Head down to Bunbury this weekend for a weekend full of orienteering. On Saturday, it is the first State O League event with the first OY (Orienteer of the Year) points to be awarded in 2014 at the Australind High School NavDash. A NavDash eventis a relatively short event, with easy navigation on a complex map. They are simple and fun at slower speeds, but when sprinting and trying to find many controls in quick succession they are fast and...
First MTBO event for 2014
Banyowla - Sunday 23rd March 2014
The first Mountain Bike orienteering event for the year will be held in bushland in the Kelmscott/Martin area of the Perth hills. This is a great area to get on your bike,hit the hills and hone those navigational skills.
The area contains mostly old 4WD and dirt bike tracks, hobby farms, a dry water canal and pipeline and small quarry areas. The
The WA Nomads elite orienteering team, represented by West Leederville brothers Oscar and Henry McNulty, was very successful at the first National Orienteering League events for 2014, held in Brisbane over the weekend. On Saturday Oscar and Henry, who are both still Juniors, finished a close 2nd overall to the ACT team of Lachlan...