MetrO Series Event 3 - Manning Park


Saturday November 16, 2019

The MetrO series returns this Saturday to an area that has not been used in the series for over a decade: beautiful Manning Park just south of Fremantle. The event will be held on an excellent, recently updated, 1:7500 map of Manning Park. All courses will be completely within the park, which contains lawn areas around Manning Lake as well as a large bushland reserve. The intricate trail network in the reserve will provide interesting route choice as well as some navigational challenges. The bushland reserve is hilly, but on the short course almost all climb can be avoided. Those who do climb the hills will be rewarded with great views over the lake and the ocean.

The start and finish area is at the amphitheatre along Azelia Rd, 300 m south of Azelia Ley Homestead Museum. There is a large, shaded playground 200 m to the north. Registration opens at 4.15 pm, the mass start is at 5.00 pm, and courses close at 6.15 pm.

MetrO Series Event 2 - Piney Lakes


Come and join us Saturday afternoon, November 9 for the next MetrO series event at Piney Lakes.

This weekend's MetrO event will be held at beautiful Piney Lakes in Winthrop, a map that has an interesting mix of park, bushland and suburban streets, newly updated by Michael and Patrick Dufty.  Piney Lakes includes 17 ha of developed parkland and 50 ha of bushland and wetland environments with some remnants of the pine plantations that covered the areas from the 1920s to 1960s and was a sacred site for Nyoongar women. The map extends beyond the reserve to the pleasant streets and parks of Winthrop. If doing the Short course, you can choose a route entirely within the reserve if you wish and a route for the Medium course can be almost entirely within the reserve.

A large part of the parkland is an off-leash dog area, but dogs are not permitted off sealed tracks in the nature reserve, making 2 controls out of bounds for them, one of these is on a sand track unsuitable for strollers.  All other controls should be accessible to everyone (there are plenty to choose from). Parking is at the main reserve entrance off Murdoch Drive, you may be directed to overflow parking on the grass.

WA Sprint Distance Orienteering Championships 2019

KarenpunchingSaturday 21st September

Location: Murdoch University

This event will be held on one of WA's favourite campus sprint maps, with its grassed lawn providing the perfect arena to host the 2019 WA Sprint Championships. Sprint orienteering is as much about fast decisions making, careful map reading and quick planning as speed across the ground. Pre-enter to be part of the fun, competing against your fellow orienteers for bragging rights in your age class.

Pre-entry: Via Eventor
Pre entry closes: Monday 16th September.
No late entries will be accepted.

Courses and Classes, plus course distance, available for pre-entry are listed in the grid below

Public courses for non-championship competitors will be available at the event for enter on the day so don’t miss your chance to enjoy fine detail, sprint navigation as part of this event. Newcomers welcome!

Registration: Enter on the day registrations from 12:30pm
Start Times: Pre-allocated start times from 1:00pm for championship courses.
Start times will be published prior to the event. Please check your start time in Eventor
EOD: After the last championship starter for any EOD competitors and no earlier than 1.30pm
Courses Close: 4:00pm

WA Sprint 2019 
courses & classes
  Shortest run
Red line km Age Class
Course 1 3.1 2.3 M21, M17-20, M35, M45
Course 2 2.4 1.7 W21, W17-20, W16, W35, W45, W55, M16, M55, M65, M70, M21B
Course 3 1.6 1.2 W14, W65, W70, W75, W80, M14,M75,M80, W21B
Course 4 2 1.7 W10, W12, M10, M12

Enter on the Day: An Easy, Hard Short and Hard Long course will be available.

Event Directions in Eventor

Directions: Enter Murdoch University via the northern entrance on South St and follow signs. Parking is in Car Park 3.

OWA Sponsors

Australian Sports Commission
Department of Local Government,Sport and Cultural Industries