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Bunbury Weekend

SWOT logo24th & 25th March 2018

Get in early this year for the SWOT weekend events in Bunbury and surrounding area. Saturday 24 March is a NavDash event at the Bunbury Senior High School. The school is celebrating 100 years this



StevewithmapOrientShow for Thursday Training

Thursday Training Series, Daglish, Thursday 16th March 2017

Remember Orientshow? The original OrientShow in WA was held in 2008. It is a short distance event where running speed is important, but mapreading skills are absolutely crucial. 

Control points are very close together, and


Double header weekend

KarenpunchingWhen one event is not enough!

This weekend you’ll have a chance to leap back into the NavDash at Curtin University as well as enjoy the final Metro Series event, putting your score event skills to the test in Mt Claremont. Sharp quick decisions are needed for the NavDash while considered route planning pays off for score events. Both


NavDash 1: Curtin University, Bentley

Saturday 18th March 2017

NavDash returns for 2017 at one of Perth’s most popular campus maps, with a Saturday afternoon event at Curtin University kicking things off.

NavDash are short distance (2-3.5kms), line courses where controls must be visited in the numerical order shown for each course, making the most of the complex buildings and passages of a university campus. The hard courses are navigationally challenging while the easy course is more suitable for


Metro Series: Mt Claremont

Sunday 19th March, 2017

Mount Claremont Primary School, Jacaranda Ave, Mount Claremont
Score Event

This is the final summer series event for the 2016/17 series and will follow the score format through the complex street network of Mount Claremont and Graylands Hospital. Don’t forget this is on Sunday morning so don’t be late. Take note of the registration and start time windows and don’t forget your watch and your e-tag, if you have one, as


Metro Series: Lake Monger

LastcontrolbattleSaturday 28th October 2017

Lake Monger Primary School, Dodd Street, Wembley
The first event of the season is a popular map with a new start location. All courses will include the lake with the longer courses crossing the freeway to include the urban areas of Leederville. Given its proximity to Halloween,


Metro Series: Samson

3 runnersSaturday 4th November 2017

Sir Frederick Samson Park, Sellenger Ave, Samson
This is a newly mapped area, with the map made by Metro Series Co-ordinator Ricky Thackray. The area provides plenty of variety as it includes bushland with a trail network, urban streets and large park areas in the east. Parking is limited so


Metro Series: Carine

familySaturday 11th November 2017

Carine Regional Open Space, Okely Rd, Carine
Expect a tight knit course in a northern urban environment. Regular orienteers will remember this area from 2016 Christmas novelty event and the event area will once again incorporate the lake, but this time without the map modifications of a novelty event.


Metro Series: Ashfield

groupSaturday 18th November 2017

Sandy Beach Reserve, West Rd, Bassendean
As the summer evenings lengthen take the time to enjoy the riverside scenery at this prime location while testing your naviagtion skills.

The start and finish area of this event is at Sandy Beach Reserve. It’s a great spot right on the Swan River with lots


Metro Series: Cottesloe

3runnersbeachSaturday 25th November 2017

Cottesloe Civic Centre, Napier Street, Cottesloe
Even when you think you know a suburb, a new metro map can surprise you. This week well known, long time WA orienteer Tony Simpkins is both mapper and setter. Cottesloe is not the simple grid that a glance at your street directory might


Metro Series: Ellenbrook

rickySaturday 2nd December 2017

Woodlake Village Community Centre,
Highpoint Blvd, Ellenbrook

The Ellenbrook area has had a break from the Metro Series over recent years but this season is your chance to re-explore the complex street network plus several parks and lakes. Take a trip north to check out this modern city that will


Metro Series: South Lake

singlerunnerSaturday 9th December 2017

Hopbush Park, Hackettiana Ave, South Lake
As the name suggests there is a lake, an abundance of parkland and a residential street network to keep you interested while you complete your chosen course.

This is a revised map by Metro Series Co-ordinator Ricky Thackray, originally drawn


Christmas Novelty Event

DaisyandTomSunday 17th December 2017

Jackadder Way, Jackadder Lake, Woodlands

Want more than just your two front teeth for Christmas? Then plan to join Two Terrible Teachers (aka Daisy and Tom) on Sunday morning, 17th December.

From 8:30-9:30am you will be able to enter the Christmas Novelty Orienteering Event; get


Metro Series: Ranford

family1Saturday 6th January 2017

Ranford Oval, Eastwood Pde, Canning Vale
The start of the new year and the first Metro event of 2018 is on a new map, drawn by Metro Series Co-ordinator Ricky Thackray, and shaped like a kite! That alone is worth a visit, if the various lakes and Ricky’s infamous tRicky course setting style(s) aren’t


Metro Series: Lake Gwelup

lachlanSaturday 13th January 2017

Lake Gwelup Reserve, Huntriss Rd, Gwelup.

Another of our many lake maps but with many waterways and urban bushland to run in this area has plenty to offer. Using the Score format it will give you plenty of time to explore the map, making the most of the 60 minute time limit with the potential


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