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Next local event: North Cronulla

Our next local event will be next Saturday 6 August at North Cronulla. Its always a nice map to run on with something for everyone – sand dunes, beach, coastal reserves and nice new real-estate to admire. Don Lucas Reserve is a fantastic place to start – plenty of space, great amenities and a big playground and bike paths to keep the younger members of the family entertained.

Lets cross all our collective fingers for some sunshine!

Entries are open now on Eventor.

Lets try orienteering @ Wollongong Library

IKO is pleased to be partnering with Wollongong Library for an introductory workshop on orienteering. The workshop on Saturday 30 July at 1pm will include an introductory presentation on orienteering and a fun demonstration event around the streets and parks of Wollongong.

Anyone who wants to learn more about orienteering and how to get started is welcome to join and the event is FREE!

Follow the link below to register with the library:…-orienteering-wollongong-library

REMINDER: This weekend we also have our club training day at Belanglo Forest on Saturday and the SHOO Highland Forest event on Sunday, also at Belanglo. See previous posts for more details.

Belanglo State Forest Event 24 July

IKO is organizing the Highlands Forest Series #4 event in the Belanglo State Forest on the Miners Despair map on Sunday 24 July, the day after the training day – see below. Belanglo State Forest is one of the premier orienteering locations in NSW, and this event is not to be missed. For further information see the Belanglo Information Flyer. Pre-entry via eventor is strongly recommended as there will be a limited number of enter on the day courses available.

Belanglo State Forest
Belanglo State Forest

Club Training Day

The club will be holding a bush orienteering training day for IKO members in the Belanglo State Forest on Saturday 23 July from 11am to 3pm. This will be an excellent opportunity for those wanting to transition from local street events to orienteering in the forest. The lessons learned can be put into practice the following day at the Highlands Forest Series event #4.

Anyone wanting to attend should register their interest by email to by  Sunday 10th July.  There is no cost to members.

For those competing and/or volunteering at the Highland’s Forest event the next day there is still some accommodation available at the Belanglo Hut.  So why not stay over and join the other IKO members for the evening. Email if you want to book a bed.

Sunny forecast for Stanwell Park

Sea Cliff Bridge south of Stanwell Park.

Our next event is coming up this Saturday 4th June at Stanwell Park.  Starts are from 2pm to 3pm.  Meet at Stanwell Park Beach Reserve. Toilets, kiosk and water are available. Pre-entries are encouraged but enter on the day will be available for newcomers.

 Runners, joggers & walkers are all welcome. Beginners are always welcome at our events, and there are always club members on hand to provide some basic coaching. You can go by yourself or as part of a group. For more information and to pre-enter go to

The BOM is predicting a sunny day so make the most of it and head for Stanwell Park. You could even walk the Seacliff bridge before or after the event.

Club members are invited to join us for dinner at the newly re-opened Imperial Hotel at Clifton. Several of us have tried it out and its definitely worth a visit. RSVP to Margaret on 0417470655. Children welcome.