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This Saturday June 28 orienteering returns to the short format with a NavDash event around the urban and parkland area of Black Swan Island.  Come and enjoy the scenic island with plenty of nooks and crannies to discover and maybe the occasional swan!

This year the long and short course will cover two completely different areas with the short (~2km) on the island itself and the long (~3km) through the residential streets and parkland of Ascot Waters so you can run both and not cover the same

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Several OWA members travelled to Alice Springs to compete in 3 days of mountain bike orienteering last weekend. By all accounts the courses were tough but enjoyable, on well maintained tracks in scenic outback locations. Congratulations to our best performer, Duncan Sullivan, who came 1st in the Long and 2nd in the Sprint distance in Men 50. Full results

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 picnic lunch and enjoy a delightful drive to the countryside with the

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Saturday 28 June 2014  
Courses are set to Sprint Orienteering standards –easy navigation but fast decision-making required if you want to run at speed.  Or just amble around and enjoy views of the Swan River if you’re not in a hurry.
 Bring: Sportident card (can be hired), map bag if you sweat a lot or if rain is forecast.
Other: A briefing for beginners will be conducted at 1.30pm.
Directions:
Black Swan Island is accessed via Tidewater Way, off Grandstand Road. Parking in car park on the island -

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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 protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full results

 

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 considered to be “Very easy”, “Easy” and “Medium” difficulty; as well as four

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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 hold on for 2nd

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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 will be a full range of courses including courses with navigation

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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 orienteers will be on hand to help new or inexperienced orienteers.
Bring a

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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 with

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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 region and a street event in Denmark will be their first event. There will be 3

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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 shirts cost $53 plus

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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 courses on offer including one considered to be of very easy navigation, which is suitable for people who are beginners or who have little experience in

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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 Aus/NZ

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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 furious.
This event is also a qualifying event for

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