Cariboo Chilcotin Orienteering Club finds leadership after 10-year hiatus – Williams Lake Tribune
After a 10-year hiatus, the Williams Lake Orienteering Club once again finds its direction towards the lakeside town.
Plans are underway to reorganize as the Cariboo Chilcotin Orienteering Club and once again host events in downtown Cariboo.
The club will hold an information and organizational meeting at the Cariboo Regional District Library in Williams Lake on Thursday, January 16 starting at 7 p.m.
If you are interested in getting involved, are a teacher or youth group leader, or just want more information, this meeting is for you.
Orienteering has a lot to offer for all ages, all fitness levels and all experience levels.
Whether it’s people wanting to be more active in the outdoors, runners looking for a sport that involves more brain work, adventure runners looking to improve their boating skills, or families looking for a fun sport to play together, orienteering can do the trick.
Orienteering is a cross-country sport that involves navigating route finding.
Participants navigate between checkpoints, using a detailed map and compass.
Orienteering runners appreciate the physical and mental challenges that sport offers, which is why sport is often referred to as “the sport of thinking” as athletes strive to balance physical and mental effort.
The duration of the events varies from 15 minutes to two hours or more depending on the type of event and the suitability of the pitch. Some events take place in city parks, while others are held in wild forest areas.
All events have a variety of running routes suitable for different ages, skills and fitness levels.
Young participants will mostly run on trails with easier navigation (walking or running), while elite athletes will mostly run off-road with difficult navigation challenges and complex route choices.
For more information, call Bryan Chubb 250-243-2441 or Leo Rankin 250-392-6221.
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