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  • Summer Series #3, Lake Albert Julie set an interesting challenge for Summer Series #S3 at Lake Albert evidenced by:participants all starting in different directions; there were plenty of hard decisions to be made with ...
    Posted 6 Dec 2020, 19:25 by Alex Davey
  • Small turnout in Glenfield There was a disappointing small turnout in Glenfield but all participants did the 45 minute course. Although the warm day (even at 9am) was not conducive to comfortable running, it ...
    Posted 3 Dec 2020, 18:05 by Alex Davey
  • Summer Series starts in Tatton Wonderful to see so many children participating in today's event which was held around Tatton where the hills and the cul-de-sacs required some planning to score ...
    Posted 25 Nov 2020, 16:40 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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