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  • 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
  • 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
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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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