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  • Physical challenge at Tabletop Waggaroos won the sixth event in the Interclub Challenge against Albury last Sunday by a narrow three points. Conducted at the Tabletop Mountain Retreat near Gerogery participants were faced with ...
    Posted 25 Jul 2016, 03:54 by Alex Davey
  • CSU Club sprint Hannah Billett and Briohny Seaman were the winners at the Waggaroos sprint orienteering event conducted at CSU last Sunday. Although the distance in a sprint orienteering course is much shorter ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2016, 03:47 by Alex Davey
  • Lachlan Billett selected in NSW Schools team Congratulations to up and coming Waggaroos junior Lachlan Billett who has been selected in the NSW Schools Orienteering Team (The Carbines) to contest the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships in Queensland ...
    Posted 9 Jul 2016, 03:47 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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