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  • Lake Albert SS results Izzy Hutchinson and Chontelle Dailey had a narrow win in WaggaRoos Summer Orienteering Series Event 8 held at Lake Albert last Thursday evening. Starting from Apex Park participants had a ...
    Posted by Alex Davey
  • 8th February Kooringal Summer Series event cancelled Due to the extreme temperatures today, the Waggaroos Summer Series event in Kooringal has been cancelled.We look forward to seeing you at our next event on Thursday 15th February ...
    Posted 7 Feb 2018, 19:58 by Alex Davey
  • Waggaroos Summer Series recommences Stuart Young started the new orienteering year with a good win in the Waggaroos Summer Series event held last Thursday evening. Starting in Jannali Pl participants had a time limit ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2018, 01:12 by Alex Davey
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What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a sport, which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. It involves navigating though the bush, parks or streets with the aid of a specially produced map and orienteering compass, with the aim being to locate checkpoints (controls) on various natural and man-made features along the way, such as a boulder, track junction, bench seat or street lamp. Controls are generally represented by distinctive orange and white flags (pictured).

The skill in orienteering is in choosing the best route between controls — while beginners' courses may not offer choice, as you progress you will learn to decide between options — perhaps over a hill or a longer route which goes round it. It is this stimulating mental challenge as well as the physical activity that makes orienteering so popular. Each event may have a number of courses of differing lengths and levels of difficulty occurring at the same time.

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