For a summary, go to the News posting on this site.
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.
[Flash player is required to play the slideshow on this page.]
EMPO at the U.S. Two Day Classic Championships
Congratulations to EMPO's medalists from the U.S. Classic Champs held at Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire October 19-20. Glen and Janet Tryson won Bronze medals ...
Posted Nov 2, 2013, 7:07 PM by Janet Tryson
Five Rivers results are posted.
Find them here.
Posted Nov 2, 2013, 6:58 PM by Janet Tryson
EMPO at the Canadian Champs
EMPO was represented at the 2013 Canadian Championships, held October 11-13 in Hamilton, Ontario, by Glen and Janet Tryson, and Janet Findlay and David Hunter. While most of us ...
Posted Oct 15, 2013, 6:16 AM by Admin EMPO