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  • Mother's Day at VMG The open area and short courses at the Victory Memorial Gardens resulted in some fast times on Mother's Day.  Mother of two Briohny Seaman slipped around the 1500 m ...
    Posted 19 May 2019, 04:24 by Alex Davey
  • Riverina Schools Champs 2019 Sixty eight children participated in the 2019 Riverina Schools Orienteering Day conducted on Willan's Hill last Thursday.  Primary and secondary schools from Cootamundra, Ladysmith, Wagga Wagga, Yanco, Henty and ...
    Posted 19 May 2019, 04:22 by Alex Davey
  • Waggaroos claim home win to cut AWOC's lead Waggaroos won the second event of the Interclub Orienteering Challenge against Albury in the Murraguldrie State Forest last Sunday. All courses offered a variety of challenges to test navigational skills ...
    Posted 1 May 2019, 03:14 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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