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  • Final bush event for 2018 Ed McDougall and Alex Davey had good wins at the final Waggaroos bush orienteering event for 2018 in the Murraguldrie State Forest last Sunday. All courses included a number of ...
    Posted 29 Oct 2018, 03:05 by Alex Davey
  • Club sprint at VMG Julie Gooding and Stuart Young had strong wins in the Waggaroos Sprint Orienteering conducted in beautiful spring weather at the Victory Memorial Gardens last Sunday. With two courses on offer ...
    Posted 29 Oct 2018, 03:07 by Alex Davey
  • 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 29 Oct 2018, 03:07 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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