In­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors hit town for na­tional ori­en­teer­ing events

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -

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.

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