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  • Australian 3 Days a great success The Australian 3 Days carnival, hosted in Wagga Wagga over the June long weekend, was an outstanding success.  Over 550 people took part on days 1 and 2, will just ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2017, 04:38 by Alex Davey
  • Canberra "raider" wins at Willan's Hill Tomas Krajca and Kade Mavroudis had strong wins at the Waggaroos orienteering event conducted on Willan's Hill last Sunday. Course setter, Julie Gooding, confined the courses to the bush ...
    Posted 6 Apr 2017, 03:19 by Alex Davey
  • Albury edges out Wagga in Interclub Albury just edged out Waggaroos in the second of the Interclub Challenge events. Conducted at Pomingalarna Waggaroos were given a good start when Ashleigh Crossett won the 1800m Easy course ...
    Posted 27 Mar 2017, 04:50 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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