Previous news and announcments

Club Relay Championships

Russell’s Gully (Brigadoon), Sunday 26th May 2013

The annual inter-club relay is an exciting and fun event for all OAWA members, new and old.  The classes and courses are designed to cater for all standards and age groups, and the format is designed to provide shorter courses than usual, but with the option to do two courses for those who prefer a longer run.

Your Club desperately needs you to participate so that they can win the fabulous and


Mt Observation Bush Event

Sunday 12th May 2013

This Sunday’s orienteering event is at Mt Observation, near York and once again features beautiful, open Wandoo forest.

A full range of courses will be available,


MTBO in Victoria

April 27th & 28th saw two West Australians travel to Victoria for a weekend of Mountain Bike Orienteering. The Victorian Sprint, Middle and Long MTBO Distance championships were all held on the weekend as part of the Mountain Bike National Orienteering league and doubled as the national selection races for the Australian MTBO team for the 2013 MTBO World Championships.

Previous Australian team member Ricky Thackay did his selection ambitions no harm, finishing 3rd in the Sprint


Malmalling Bush Event

Sunday 5th May 2013

Orienteering this week is on Sunday morning (5th May) at one of the many beautiful Wandoo forests close to Perth in the Mundaring catchment. These forests are generally open, with mature trees, and provide some of the best orienteering terrain in Western Australia.

Courses are available for both beginners and experts, and a coach will be available to guide recent beginners around the intermediate-level Active course. Registration


Bunbury weekend results and report

Saturday 20 April: Evedon Ridge Foot O | Results |
Sunday 21 April: Bussell Brook MTBO | Results |

Two great events in the beautiful south west.
After a foot Orienteering event on Saturday afternoon Sunday’s first MTBO event


MTBO Event Bussell Brook West

MTBO: Bussell Brook West Sunday 21st April 2013

Setter: Peter O’Loughlin | Controller: Jill Elderfield | Organiser: SWOT

Courses: (approx): Long (30km) | Medium (20km) | Short (10km)

Registration: 9:00 – 11:00am
Start times: from 9:30 – 11:30am
Courses close: 1:30pm (please be back by this time)

Map: Bussell Brook 1:20 000, 5m contours (A4, all courses)


WA Two Day Classic

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2013

The WA Classic is the ONLY time this year for your chance to run a 2 day event where both days count. This annual 2 day event, for which awards are made for first male and first female on each course, is decided on cumulative time over the two-day results.

Day 1: Saturday 2st June 2013 | Pre Frazzle
On the 1:5,000 Pre-Frazzle Map first used for the Easter Prologue events in


Event Double Header : April 20 and 21

Foot O: Evedon Ridge, Saturday 20th April 2013
MTBO: Bussell Brook, West Sunday 21st April 2013

A weekend of Orienteering south of Perth with both foot orienteering and mountain bike orienteering to enjoy. With Afternoon starts on Saturday and the chance to get on your bike sunday morning why not make a weekend of it and enjoy SWOT hospitality.

Both events are enter on the day and everyone is welcome. Instructors will


Foot O Evedon Ridge

Evedon Ridge Saturday 20th April 2013

Setter:  Don Mason
Organiser: SWOT

Courses: Expert 3, Expert4, Active, E, VE (1.5 -5 kms)

Registration: 12:30 – 2:00pm
Start times: From 1:00 – 14:30am
Courses close: 4:00pm
Map: Evedon Ridge 1:10 000, 5m contours (A4, all courses)
Facilities: Hire toilet
Bring: Water, map bag, compass (limited hire compasses available).

Course notes:
The bush is open


Easter 2013 Three Day results

West Australians did well at the annual Australian 3 Days Orienteering Championships around Bendigo, Victoria, with Oliver Martin winning the Men 14A class, and Natasha Sparg 1st in Women Open B at her first national orienteering carnival.  In the very competitive elite classes, Kellie Whitfield finished a very creditable 13th overall in Women 21E, including top 10 placings in two of the four races over the Easter Weekend.


John Forrest National Park NavDash

The next Orienteering event is a NavDash at the Wildflower Tavern, John Forrest NP on Saturday, 13th April.  This event will suit both sprint and bush orienteering aficionados alike, and is also very suitable for beginners.

There will be two courses of approximately 2kms and 3 kms.  Those who like more distance are welcome to do both courses!

No previous orienteering experience is necessary, and members of the public are welcome at this event.  There will be a


Mt Billy Bush Event on Sunday

The next Orienteering event is at Mt Billy next Sunday, 7th April. Mt Billy is in the upper Helena Valley, just over half-way from Perth to York – see detailed directions below, or open Eventor for Google Map.

The area is mainly open Wandoo forest with granite outcrops and complex gully systems. Please note the early registration and start times. There will be easy Starter courses of 2-3kms for beginners, and three Expert courses.  An Active course of 3-4km is available for


Next Event after Easter

There will be a break from Orienteering in Western Australia over Easter, while the annual Australian 3 Days Orienteering Championships take place in Bendigo, Victoria, with a large contingent from WA participating. 

The Championships are the Australian team selection trials for the Junior World Orienteering Championships, to be held in the Czech Republic in late June, and we wish brothers Oscar and Henry


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