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  • Waggaroos big win in first Interclub Waggaroos had a solid win in the first of the Interclub Challenge Events against Albury last Sunday. In the Interclub Challenge points are awarded according to placings on each course ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2017, 04:41 by Alex Davey
  • 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
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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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