Wanneroo : Be Active Metro Series

Come along to this weekend's Be Active Metro Series orienteering event and enjoy the vast, open expanse of parklands bordering Lake Joondalup.  This map also takes in the Wanneroo Showgrounds and other parkland areas and is a great location for an evening picnic.  There is also a large playground nearby for the kids to play on afterwards.

There will be three courses with simple navigation – Short (2-3kms), Medium (5-6kms), or Long (7-9kms).  Beginners are most


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Results: WA State Sprint Championship 2013

John XXIII College, Mt Claremont was the venue for this year’s WA State Sprint Orienteering Championship on August 10 2013 with a large field of 96 pre-entered competitors representing many states and countries! On a small, yet complex map which challenged map reading and running skills many pushed the pace and made small but costly errors.

In both the Men 21A and W 21A classes first and second were separated by seconds. In fact in Men 21A Steve Fletcher held off Henry McNulty by 1



WA rider takes out Australian MTBO championship

This weekend (27-28 July) Queensland hosted the Australian MTBO Championships near Gympie in the Toolara South Forest.  Ricky Thackray, WA local MTBO Champion had a strong ride on Sunday to win the Australian Long Distance Open Men’s Championships.  Ricky’s ride was just on 40km and 2hours.  The map had a complex track network taking a lot of concentration to get the route choice right, after a fast start Ricky caught and was racing with Callum Fegg for much of the


Results: Be Active MTBO Championships

Over a very cool, but almost dry, weekend the Dryandra Woodland MTBO map near Narrogin was thoroughly explored by orienteers on their mountain bikes for the Be Active Mountain Bike Middle and Long Distance WA Championships.

In the Open Men 21 competition both days were won by Australian MTBO team member Ricky Thackray. MTBO Australian team manager Ian Dalton took out second place on both days. In Women 21 the Be Active Long Distance MTBO Championship was Judy Wenban, who claimed top


WA Classic Event Report

DSC01225The bush sprint map of Pre-Frazzle, first used at Easter 2011, provided a great venue for a complex Middle Distance event on Day One while Sunday was classic distance orienteering on Hill Park Dale, a nearby area with a mix of open running and extremely complex rock detail to challenge all comers. The event had biggest


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