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Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers are introducing orienteering to newcomers with a SummerGong Series which continues this weekend.
Intrepid explorers: Kiama Public School students enjoyed an orienteering day around Croome Road sporting complex last year. A SummerGong Series is being held in the Illawarra over the next few weeks and newcomers are welcome. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI
Aimed at novices of all ages plus experienced orienteers, the four-week series requires competitors to use navigational skills to visit as many checkpoints as possible in a 45-minute timeframe.
The second event of the series is on Saturday at Thirroul Beach Reserve (Ocean St/Cliff Parade), followed by an event on March 2 at Shell Cove (Freya Reserve/Freya Court) as part of the Shellharbour Festival of Sport.
The final event of the series is March 8 at Shellharbour Village on Shellharbour Reserve and Addison Street.
The courses will cover parks and local streets, so a compass is not necessary. Registration takes just a few minutes and is on the day from 4pm to 5pm.
The competitor with the highest score wins the event.
Club president Kevin Curby says anyone who can read a street directory can enjoy orienteering.
“Beginners are always welcome at our events, and there are always club members on hand to provide some basic coaching,” he said.
“You can go by yourself or as part of a group. Orienteering is a great way to explore parts of the Illawarra that you never knew existed.”
For more information about orienteering and details of events, visit the Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers website www.illawarrakareelahorienteers苏州美甲美睫培训学校.
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