Welcome to Newcastle Orienteering Club

Orienteering is a competitive or non-competitive recreational activity in which participants use a detailed map (and usually a compass) to navigate between checkpoints (known as “controls”) along an unfamiliar course. If you like a mental and physical challenge and exploring the outdoors, orienteering is the sport for you!

NEW TO ORIENTEERING? Click here for more information.

See what's on by clicking on the Club Event Series buttons below or see all orienteering events by going to the  Orienteering Event Calendar (Eventor).

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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. (April-Oct)
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 parkland. 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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 Hunter Valley Championships 2023

The 2023 Hunter Valley Championships will be held in conjunction with NOY 8 on 24 September 2023.

Available Championships classes are listed in the Age / Course / Class matrix below.

To be official in the Championships results you must enter a class that is an option in the row for your age group (this is the age you are turning in 2023).

The class in bold is the suggested class for your age group should you be running an “A” class.

Open classes can be entered by any age group. AS classes are “Short” classes. AX are “Extra short” classes.

You can enter any course regardless of your age but you will be "Unofficial" in the Championships results if the course is not an option for your age group.

All results for each course will also be counted in the 2023 Newcastle Orienteer of the Year pointscore.

                        Hunter Valley Championships - Age / Course / Class matrix

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Age you turn in  2023

Very Easy

Easy

Moderate Short

Moderate Long

          Hard            Short

Hard   Medium

Hard Long

       12         or under

M12A

M14A

M18B

MOpenB

M18A, M19AX

M19AS

OpenA

13 - 14

M14A

M18B

MOpenB

M18A, M19AX

M19AS

OpenA

15 - 18

M18B

MOpenB

M18A, M19AX

M19AS

OpenA

19 - 39

MOpenB

M19AX

M19AS

OpenA

40 - 49

MOpenB

M19AX

M19AS

M40A, OpenA

50 - 59

MOpenB

 M19AX, M50AS

M19AS, M50A

M40A, OpenA

60 - 69

MOpenB

M19AX,   M50ASM60A

M19AS, M50A

M40A, OpenA

70 -79

MOpenB

M19AX,   M50AS, M60A,   M70A

M19AS, M50A

M40A, OpenA

     80      or over

MOpenB

M19AX,  M50AS, M60A, M70A, M80+A

M19AS, M50A

M40A, OpenA

Any age

Unofficial -VE

Unofficial  -E

Unofficial -MS

Unofficial   -ML

      Unofficial     -HS

   Unofficial     -HM

Unofficial   -HL

   

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Age you turn in  2023

Very Easy

Easy

Moderate Short

Moderate Long

         Hard           Short

Hard     Medium

Hard Long

       12         or under

W12A

W14A

W18B

WOpenB

W18A, W19AS

WOpenA

OpenA

13 - 14

W14A

W18B

WOpenB

W18A, W19AS

WOpenA

OpenA

15 - 18

W18B

WOpenB

W18A, W19AS

WOpenA

OpenA

19 - 39

WOpenB

W19AS

WOpenA

OpenA

40 - 49

WOpenB

W19AS

W40A, WOpenA

OpenA

50 - 59

WOpenB

W19AS, W50AS

W50A, WOpenA

OpenA

60 - 69

WOpenB

W19AS,   W50AS ,W60A

W50A, WOpenA

OpenA

70 -79

WOpenB

W19AS,   W50AS,W60A,   W70A

W50A, WOpenA

OpenA

       80        or over

WOpenB

W19AS,   W50AS, W60A,   W70A, W80+A

W50A, WOpenA

OpenA

Any age

Unofficial -VE

Unofficial -E

Unofficial -MS

Unofficial -ML

     Unofficial      -HS

     Unofficial    -HM

Unofficial -HL