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  • Waggaroos win Interclub for 2018 Waggaroos won the eighth and final event to secure the 2018 Interclub Orienteering Challenge against Albury last Sunday. The Interclub Orienteering Challenge is conducted over 8 events throughout the bush ...
    Posted 27 Aug 2018, 00:42 by Alex Davey
  • MTBO and Interclub at Pommy Alex Davey, Stuart Young and Phil Roy led the way as Waggaroos extended their lead in the Interclub Orienteering Challenge against Albury last Sunday. Event 5 in the Challenge was ...
    Posted 1 Jul 2018, 04:43 by Alex Davey
  • Albury win at Walbundrie Albury won event 4 of the Interclub Orienteering Challenge against Waggaroos last Sunday 62 points to 34 but Waggaroos still maintain a healthy 202:149 lead at the half way ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2018, 05:23 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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