Orienteering at South Bunbury
18th Mar 3:30 pm - 18th Mar 5:00 pm
Venue: Fitzgerald Park
Event Town: South Bunbury - 18-26 Montgomery Rd, South Bunbury WA 6230, Australia
Start Time 3: 30 PM
End Time 5: 00 PM
Start Date 18/03/2018
End Date 18/03/2018
Entry Fee:Full Members: $5 (adult), $3 (school-age child), $10 (family) Casual Members: $10 (adult), $5 (school age), $20(family).
Why do people orienteer?
Lots of reasons!
It’s as competitive as you like – orienteering can be a gentle noncompetitive stroll or it can be taken to the highest level. Elite competitors compete in World Championships yearly and with training regimes similar to the best distance runners in the world.
Learn to navigate - while navigating through the bush can be very challenging, this is only for the advanced courses. Every orienteering event caters for a range of skills and fitness - a typical event offers a range of courses with distances of 2-18 km and navigational difficulty from Very Easy through to Hard.
It's a family sport - the range of courses provided offers one suitable for every person in the family from 8 to 80; there's even a string course for young children to entertain them and introduce them to some of the concepts in orienteering at an early age.
It's a kid's sport - orienteering builds confidence in young people. By allowing participants to take part in a range of courses - at their own pace - orienteering offers a non-threatening way of learning how to navigate and to increase fitness. Typically, orienteering gives 10-12 year olds the ability and self-assurance required to venture out alone and complete a 3-5 Km course through the bush. Orienteering gives young people a level of self-confidence that few other sports or pastimes can offer.
It's an adult's sport - orienteering is often known as "cunning running" - and as we get older, this cunning becomes more and more important. Orienteering is a sport in which the fastest runner does not always win; navigational mistakes can be costly - and a slow/accurate navigator will often beat faster less accurate people.
Contact: Don Mason 08 9795 7706