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  • Summer Series Sprint Alex Davey won event 8 in Waggaroos Summer Series of Orienteering last Thursday evening. Starting near the Civic Theatre, Darren Kupke set a great little course around the civic precinct ...
    Posted 18 Feb 2017, 02:36 by Alex Davey
  • Summer Series #7 cancelled Unfortunately, extreme temperatures today, Thursday 9th February, have led to the cancellation of Summer Series #7 in Central Wagga Wagga due to possible health risks to competitors.The next event ...
    Posted 8 Feb 2017, 17:17 by Alex Davey
  • Multiple dead heat in Tatton! There was an exciting four-way tie for first place in event 6 of the Waggaroos Summer Series of Orienteering conducted last Thursday evening. The event was held around Tatton ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2017, 01:46 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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