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  • Waggaroos at NSW Champs Deb and Alex Davey made the long trip to Armidale to compete in the NSW Middle and Long Distance champs last weekend. Both races were held on outstanding granite terrain ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2018, 04:30 by Alex Davey
  • Interclub #1 to Waggaroos Waggaroos won the first event of the Interclub Orienteering Challenge against Albury with a convincing 56 points to 19. The event was conducted in the Livingstone National Park and State ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2018, 04:11 by Alex Davey
  • Waggaroos at Easter in Tassie Several current and former Waggaroos took part in the just completed Australian 3 Days in Tasmania.Of the current club members, Lucy McGarva (now living in Melbourne but still a ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2018, 04:26 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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