Onkaparinga Hills Orienteers Homepage

 The Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering Club was formed in 1978 and we have approximately 30 individual, family and social memberships. John Such is the President and is supported by a band of enthusiastic club members.  Members are generally (but not exclusively) from the Mitcham and Mitcham Hills area.

Each year the club runs about several events and a team effort results in a well run event with courses to suit different ages and navigation abilities. Events are local Adelaide suburban events through to major events further from Adelaide.

The club also has training activities, and can offer new members training (at an event or evening training sessions).  Contact Robin Uppill (8278 3017 or 0419 037 770) for more information.  Many of our members also participate in Tuesday and Thursday eventing fitness training - contact Bridget Anderson for more information (0432 511 836)

During the year a number of social events are held. Specifically, there are BBQs at some events, there is a popular annual dinner and, the AGM is a social event with only a short formal interlude.

A number of committee members hold important roles on the state body (OASA) committee. Robin Uppill is OSA Technical Officer, Adrian Uppill is Mapping Coordinator, David Tilbrook is publicity officer, and Bridget Anderson coaching coordinator.

In elite competition, Simon Uppill runs in the South Australian Southern Arrows team in the National Orienteering League, and has represented Australian in both Junior and Senior World Orienteering Championships.  Bridget Anderson, recently moved to SA from Queensland, has also run in JWOC for Australia, and is currently coach of the Junior Southern Arrows Squad.

For more information contact Club President : John Such     Mobile 0438 795 338 (08) 8379 5338 

OHOC will subsidise the OSA memberships fee for new members who join OHOC and OSA.  For more details contact Robin Uppill (8278 3017 or 0419 037 770) 

Current OHOC Committee


Blackwood Score Event

Sunday, 22 April 2012

A 3 hour score event was held in Blackwood and surrounding suburbs and bushland.  Two standard cross country courses were available for those wanting a shorter event. The cool morning provided ideal weather for the event.  Participants included regular orienteers and rogainers taking the opportunity to get some fitness training in for the Australian Rogaining Championships to be held in the Flinders Ranges on the weekend of May 5-6.

A mass start at 10 AM sent competitors on a new merged orienteering map covering the area from the Sleeps Hills Quarries in the north to Blackwood Park in the south.  The hill area and control placement required careful route choice planning for the individuals and teams heading out for 3 hours.  Controls were placed in suburban areas and adjacent bush areas near Eden Hills through to Panaroma, Blackwood Forest and adjacent to Blackwood Park.

Simon Uppill (individual event) completed the 31 controls (1660) points with about 13 minutes to spare.  The top team was Jenny Casanova and Mark Corbett with 1320 points. Full results from the score event and other courses are available on the results page. The score map and Simon's route is available for viewing or download - Blackwood Hills 3 hr SIMON.pdf.

Competitors at the briefing prior to the start

More photos are available for viewing on the Orienteering SA Facebook page.  All photos courtesy of Zita Sankauskas.

Thanks to Adrian Uppill for preparing the map and planning the course, and othee Onkaparinga Hills club members for assisting with the event.

Overall winner Simon Uppill leaves the start at 10 AM

A control in the bush below Eden Hills

Latest Club News
NOL and SA Championships in the Flinders Ranges Tuesday, 26 April 2016 The SA Middle Distance and SA Long Championships, and a middle distance event were held in the Flinders Ranges over the Anzac long weekend
Blackwood Score Event Sunday, 22 April 2012 A 3 hour score event organised by Onkapringa Hills club was held today in the Blackwood area and surrounds
Australian Three Days Report Thursday, 12 April 2012 A contingent of SA orienteers travelled to SE Queensland for the Australian Three Days Orienteering
Saturday Afternoon Junior Series Concludes Sunday, 5 July 2009 The last event of the series was held at Belair National PArk on July 4th
Welcome to the new Onkaparinga Hills Website Friday, 19 June 2009