Orienteering Western Australia
COME AND HAVE A GO AT ORIENTEERING
Orienteering is suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness. No-one is too young or too old. Courses vary in length and it’sup to you whether you walk or run, alone or together with family and friends – groups of up to 5 people can register as a single entry.
Traditional orienteering events require you to use a map and compass and find controls in a specific order; the skill is in navigating the course, punching each control point and reaching the finish in the fastest time, taking care not to be distracted and mis-punch a control from a different course.
Outside the summer months, events are usually held on Sunday mornings between 9.30am and 1pm.
During the summer months, orienteering events take the form of the MetrO series which are held on Saturday evenings at 5pm.
These courses are slightly different and are scatter events – so it doesn’t matter which controls you go to. If you’re being competitive, the aim is to find the correct number of controls needed for your course – long, medium or short. (You need to look at the instructions each week as the number is not always the same.)
Check out the website – wa.orienteering.asn.au - for details of where the event is being held – it’s a different location every week. Otherwise look us up on Facebook : @OrienteeringWA
No membership is required – you can just turn up and pay the casual entry fee of $20, or $10 for juniors and concessions.
You don’t need to buy any special equipment to get you started – we can lend you a compass and an SI stick (for punching controls).
If you choose to become a member of one of the clubs under the banner of Orienteering WA, entry fees are $10 of $5 for juniors and concessions. The clubs have occasional social events and are rostered to help organise events over the season.
Any queries, contact us through Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to help.
We hope to see you at an event sometime soon.