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  • Rocky Hill Wonderful to see so many children participating. Eight of the 16 participants were sub-juniors. The Farquhar family group had fastest time on the Easy course, closely followed by Ryder ...
    Posted 20 Apr 2021, 03:25 by Alex Davey
  • CSU sprint A fun sprint event with the Hard and Moderate courses venturing into the bush on the western side of campus before zig-zagging between the campus buildings and garden beds ...
    Posted 8 Apr 2021, 02:09 by Alex Davey
  • Albury comfortable winners in first Interclub at Chiltern A very wet forest and steady rain throughout did not dampen enthusiasm at Wallace's Gully. It was lovely spur-gully terrain that was remarkably open and beautiful to run ...
    Posted 21 Mar 2021, 04:40 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 these distinctive orange and white flags:

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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