Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Nov)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try out bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event for the adventurous. (Feb-April)
Grab your mountain bike and ride around bush tracks in either a street style event, bush style event or a combination of the two. (Oct-Mar)


Vale David Dash

David Dash

The family of David Macdonald DASH are sad to inform you of his passing on Saturday 7th August 2021
following a diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis a number of years ago.

Born 31st March 1943 he was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
A not-quite retired civil engineer and passionate bushwalker.

There will be no service at this time. As an expression of sympathy
donations to the Lung Foundation Australia or the Colong Foundation for Wilderness
would be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.

David's history with Newcastle Orienteering Club
David was a longstanding very age-competitive and enthusiastic orienteer

and rogainer. Resourceful and unassuming David made a strong
contribution to Newcastle's presentation of major events during the
1990's and early 2000's, in a behind the scenes capacity, often doing
the jobs others shied away from.

David was a very active member of the Newcastle Club up until the early
2000's.  He was always willing to chew the fat pre-start and deliver an
insightful post event analysis. When work lured him away for long
periods he found it more difficult to get to home events, however he
still maintained his local connections. Quietly spoken he had a lively
wit and good sense of humour. His smiling face and his positive outlook
will be missed.
Submitted by Carolyn Rigby (with the help of Ian Dempsey)