Waggaroos Noos

  • Wolfram event 18th September cancelled Due to the current extreme wet conditions, National Parks has advised that Livingstone NP is closed to all activities and the Waggaroos event scheduled for 18th September on the Wolfram ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2016, 05:34 by Alex Davey
  • Wagga extends lead in Interclub Waggaroos had another solid 28:21 win in the Interclub Challenge against Albury last Sunday. Conducted at Pomingalarna Reserve the courses took participants around the hillsides looking for particular contour ...
    Posted 13 Aug 2016, 05:50 by Alex Davey
  • 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
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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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