Welcome to Orienteering in South Australia

 Orienteering in South Australian is managed by Orienteering SA and is a sport in which participants navigate to complete a course using a map & compass. Newcomers click here.Click here to read or subscribe to ENEWS  Click here to use our Mobile/Tablet Version

Latest edition of the SA Orienteer is now available online (Sept 2017)

Inter Club Relays on Sun 15th October at Flinders University. Final event information is now available at https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Documents/Event/3798/1/Information-flyer  

Contact your club’s secretary for team lists and running numbers (to be handed out on the morning). This will be a fun spectator event so family and friends are welcome to watch and may even want to try one of the enter-on-the-day courses:  easy 1.6km or moderate/hard 2.2km around the uni campus. Newsflash: Come prepared to sample the Junior Arrows’ catering!(cheese toasties, baked goods and drinks)

SA MTBO Championships on Sat 21st Oct at Craigburn. Pre entry is required by Wed 18th Oct. Please note change of date and venue.

Summer training program will be available soon on the  coaching and training page.  Summer technical training Wed 18th October, 6 PM at Belair NP (Golf Course Car Park)






World Orienteering Day at Thorndon Park

Friday, 26 May 2017

World Orienteering Day

Control with a difference!

Due to no OSA scheduled events for this day, I proposed at the Tintookies meeting in March to hold a night event followed by a meal at our shed.

A discussion with the Campbelltown Council followed and a night event was possible in Thorndon Park. As it was a school night, I decided to have a score event with a mass start with controls to represent different registered countries of the Orienteering community.

Ken Thompson offered to do the computer work using the Irish Federation Software “Or” which is great for Score Eevents, so SI was in vogue with live results on the screen. Promotion with the World “O” logo commenced and 37 entries were registered on Eventor.

The SI units were allocated a country by attaching flags and then reflectors were added to plate controls and the small flute school holders, making it easy for placement, security and collection.

A meeting with council officials only hours before the start allowed us to use power right next to the registration area which required the use of a ladder from our shed. Controls out early and we waited in anticipation of a great event as the weather was fine and mild.

People started arriving and were given their country that they would represent. All in place for a mass start as the briefing on what to expect was given and people departed in all directions.

Most of the fast runners headed for Brazil with headlights blazing then turned for Japan before splits occurred and different route choices eventuated.

Simon, as expected, was first home in 16.38 and scored maximum points while John N and Angus H both took 20.20 but John missed Spain and Angus missed both India and Switzerland. Bridget missed Brazil early as she had her map folded over but corrected herself at the last minute but still missed another control allowing Jenny Casanova to lead the female brigade. Nine competitors and 1 group scored maximum points of 650. All of our juniors were prominent showing the benefit of Stefano’s summer training.  

All competitors returned before the cut off and gathered around the finish area actively discussing which countries they missed and in what order they visited those spots.

For full results and splits go to: http://sa.orienteering.asn.au/results/2017Results/

Many of the competitors returned to the nearby Tintookies shed for a shared meal and further social interaction. In all 51 people were involved in the celebration.

Who will take on the role of organizing this event next year?

Article & Photographs by Clive Arthur

And where is France?


Part of the organising team!







The control cannot be too far away!









What country did we represent?!!

Perhaps we should have gone to Poland first!

Recent News
SA Club Relays at Flinders University Monday, 16 October 2017 A warm sunny day provided ideal weather for the club relays on Sunday 15th October.
Australian Championships Long Distance and Relay Saturday, 30 September 2017 The second weekend of the Australian Championships will conclude with the Long Distance and he Relay
Australian Schools Championships Tuesday, 26 September 2017 Three events - Long Distance, Sprint Distance and Relays are to be held this week.
Australian Championships in NSW Thursday, 21 September 2017 The Australian Championships events are to be held from Saturday 23rd Sep to Sunday 1st Oct.
Narrinyeri by Night - and by Day! Thursday, 7 September 2017 Last OY Foot Orienteering Event for 2017!
SA Middle and Long Distance Championships Sunday, 3 September 2017 These events were both held north of Burra on 2nd and 3rd September
A Sprint and an Ultra-Long Race Sunday, 27 August 2017 Local orienteers had a 2 stage sprint event whilst the Southern Arrows competed in the NOL Ultra-Long in the ACT this weekend.
WONNA CREEK AND PARADISE Friday, 25 August 2017 The 2017 SA Middle and Long-Distance Championships, Burra, 2-3 September.
SA Schools Relay Championships Friday, 11 August 2017
Worlds End and Wirra Wirra Monday, 7 August 2017 Long OY events on contrasting weekends
World Championships in Estonia Monday, 17 July 2017 The world orienteering championships were held in Estonia from 30th June to 7th July in Estonia.
KUITPO WEEKEND Saturday, 1 July 2017 Come join Tjuringa for a Camp on Saturday and the OY event on Sunday.
Perfect weather for OY event at Para Wirra Tuesday, 20 June 2017
World Orienteering Day at Thorndon Park Friday, 26 May 2017