A mental and physical sport of Scandinavian origin, orienteering is a foot race, a puzzle-solving thought race, a cross country running sport, and a fun recreational activity.
Orienteering is for men, women, and children of all ages and abilities. All you need is a love for the great outdoors! The objective is to locate orange-and-white markers (placed at checkpoints called controls) in parklands or woods using a special, highly detailed topographic map; participants navigate their way to a series of controls before crossing the finish line. Courses vary in difficulty and length - beginner courses are typically 1-2km long with navigation entirely or almost entirely on established trails or other handrails (such as streams, stone walls, field edges), while the most advanced courses are 6-10km long and require extensive cross-country navigation. Participants can travel alone or in groups -- running, walking, or leisurely strolling the course. The sport can be enjoyed as a healthy form of family recreation, or as a highly competitive race involving navigational skill, speed, and physical stamina.
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Cole Hill results are posted
Cool day but nice running weather ... thanks to all who came! Click the Results link at left.
Posted Oct 18, 2014, 6:23 PM by Janet Tryson
2014 Cole Hill Map and Meet Notes
All courses will be using SI (SportIdent) electronic timing. If you do not have your own SI stick, you may rent one for $2. You may run/walk the White ...
Posted Oct 17, 2014, 5:48 PM by Janet Tryson
Posted Sep 28, 2014, 5:59 PM by Gabor Bobok