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  • Wet underfoot at Rawlings For our final "Winter" calendar event, could you get more variety in terrain than at Rawlings Park? One minute participants were sprinting across the lovely flat turf of soccer fields ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2020, 01:49 by Alex Davey
  • All over the hill at Willan's A score event that provided plenty of variety: hard climbs, steep descents, fast open areas, undergrowth with hidden rocks and logs, interesting control placements and not a control flag to ...
    Posted 9 Oct 2020, 01:54 by Alex Davey
  • Another good turnout despite the rain at CSU A sprint event at CSU that turned out to be a rather slow sprint. Starting at the top of the stairs near the Yindyarmarra Reconciliation site on the SW edge ...
    Posted 28 Sep 2020, 02:48 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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