South West Orienteering Treckers to organize orienteering race in Evedon on July 25 | Bunbury Courier
ORIENTERS of all ages gathered in Evedon on Sunday July 25 to participate in the South West Orienteering Trekkers event.
Located near the town of Burekup in the southwest, the proposed routes were established by brothers Aldo and Ekhart Bosman and included easy (2.2 kilometers), medium (3.2 kilometers) or difficult (4 , 6 kilometers).
During an otherwise successful event, the Trekkers are now asking for more members.
Southwest Orientation Hikers were established in 1985 and offer residents of the Southwest the opportunity to exercise both physically and mentally.
Trekker Don Mason said that over the past 36 years, the Trekkers have seen maps go from basic black and white to precise, premium color.
Orienteering offers a safe and fun environment in which to experience an adventure. If anyone wants to try something new and different, try orienteering.
“We have also seen the introduction of electronic timing and checkpoint recording,” Mason said.
“Traditionally, orienteering is done in the bush from May to September, with control markers on tracks, rivers and rocks etc. The Club promotes and organizes orienteering races throughout the South -Where is.”
Orienteering is a sport requiring navigation skills where participants use a compass and a map to navigate a variety of marked terrain.
Participants navigate to various controls (orange and white flags) that are placed on specific features such as runway and stream junctions, a fence turn or near a rock or distinctive building.
The skill in orienteering consists in choosing the best route between the controls.
Mason also said the sport can be played by anyone between the ages of eight and 80, and it provides an opportunity for “smart workers” to beat fast runners.
“For the kids, it also provides a safe and fun environment in which to have an adventure. If anyone wants to try something new and different, try orienteering.”
“You choose your own route, rather than blindly following others. As such, it is a challenging outdoor adventure sport, which combines walking and running with map reading, decision making. and endurance, ”Mason said.
The South West Orienteering Treckers will be holding their next walking orienteering event on Sunday August 8th at Shearwater Forest.
Participants can register at 12:30 p.m. for a departure at 1 p.m.