International visitors hit town for national orienteering events
ORIENTEERING: Some of Australia’s elite orienteers travelled to town at the weekend for two National Orienteering League events
More than 135 competitors entered the events, with some travelling from as far away as Victoria and the ACT for the event.
The event also had an international flavour with a couple of orienteers from Hong Kong also competing.
Organiser of the event Liz Bourne said the middle distance event used granite terrain on the Dalmoak property across the border in NSW.
“It was a good test of everyone's navigation as it involves having to accurately locate a large number of control sites over a relatively short distance,” Bourne said.
“By contrast, Sunday's competition was an ultra long event where the emphasis is on endurance rather than fine navigation.
“The elite men ran 23km and were expected to take two hours to complete the course.”
CHALLENGE: Participants visited the Granite Belt at the weekend for two orienteering league events.