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    Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or a fun family day out. Classic "forest" orienteering for all in the great outdoors. (Mar-Sept)
   Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Feb)
    A great introduction to orienteering with fun courses in suburban parks & reserves. Also includes a night event. (Feb-Mar)
    Navigate around bush tracks and trails on your mountain bike. The     BOSS series offers 75 minute score & line+score events. (Oct-Mar)

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                            Welcome to Newcastle Orienteering Club's annual                                                              Bush Orienteering Season

Format: The majority of events are traditional "forest" line course orienteering using SI punching. The season features the "Newcastle Orienteer of the Year" series (NOY) held on Sunday mornings which offers courses for all levels of experience. Minor events are generally focussed on training and improving skills. Beginners are welcome at all events. 
Entry Fees: Click here.

See General Information for more details about orienteering.

2024 NOY Series Pointscore - click here.   (NOY series total is the sum of the best 5 results out of 8 events). 
 
 Date  Event * Map / Location ** Details Results
 24-3-2024 
Minor event / Training
 "Stanford Scrubs" - Pelaw Main
Details Results
7-4-2024  NOY 1  "Archery Ridge" - Elrington Details Results
 21-4-2024 NOY 2  "Redgum Ridges" - Freemans Waterhole Details Results
 28-4-2024  Newcastle Pairs  "The Range" - Killingworth Details
 5-5-2024 NOY 3  "Missing Link" - Elrington Details Results
2-6-2024 NOY 4  "O'Donelltown Rock East" - West Wallsend Details Results
 23-6-2024 NOY 5  "Abermain North" - Abermain Details Results
 20-7-2024 State League 10  "The Poppethead" - Kitchener Details  
 21-7-2024 State League 11  "Barraba Lane" - Quorrobolong Details  
 28-7-2024 NOY 6  "Belford National Park" - Belford Details  
 3-8-2024 Newcastle Shorts 1 & 2  "Missing Link" - Elrington Details  
 4-8-2024 Newcastle Shorts 3 & 4  "Bishop Tyrell College" - Fletcher Details  
 11-8-2024 NOY 7  "Pelton Fire Trail" - Pelton    
 13-8-2024 Hunter Schools Champs  "Thomas H Halton Park" - Eleebana    
 1-9-2024 NOY 8  "Wallaroo" - Balickera (TBC)    
 15-9-2024 Hunter Valley Champs  "North Neath" - Neath    
 22-9-2024 tbc    
 
 * NOY = Newcastle Orienteer of the Year series event.
   tbc = Potential dates for events - to be confirmed.
   

** Map/Locations subject to change. 

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