Orienteering Australia

Event information: JCU Come and Try It (CATI), Townsville

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Adrian and Russell have developed a morning of orienteering and navigation training and cross-country orienteering courses for a) participants who have never bush orienteered before, b) those who need a refresher on what they are doing with a map and compass in the scrub and c) those who just want to go for a run/ walk around JCU by themselves (or small group)

* Courses Open - 9-11am
* Course Closure - 12.00
* Group Training / Coaching - starts 9.15am

* Green - easy navigation, approx 2km as the crow flies
* Orange - moderate navigation, approx 1.85km
* Orange Long - moderation navigation, approx 3.9km

TRAINING / COACHING : There will be a group session kicking off at 9.15am where the lads will take you through Practical Orienteering 101 - using O maps, compasses, bearings, route selection, judging distance and orienteering symbols as you head out in a group to track down some bush CP's together before later tackling one of the Cross-country courses if you are keen.

Training- coaching will be at walking speed with lots of stopping and starting - so nothing over stressful, especially if its hot !!

If you just want to come out and run a course without joining in the training-coaching session; no problems, just turn up anytime between 9-11am and we'll send you on your way ! Yes you can head out into the scrub with a mate or your family, you don't need to go it alone !!

LOCATION : James Cook University, Engineering Carpark. Come into JCU and stay on the ringroad (heading anticlockwise)until you hit the most southern point of the ring road - the carpark can be seen on the inside of the ringroad from there (entry to the carpark is on the eastern side as you pass the top of the ring-road driving anticlockwise)

* Attire - Vegetation thickness and scratchiness is Ok, so shorts and t-shirt will be fine, but if you prefer a little more protection light long pants is the go. Comfortable running / walking shoes.
* Hat and Suncream is a definite bring
* Suggest a hydration pack or waterbottle
* Compass if you own one (and safety whistle)

TTOC will provide spare compasses, safety whistles, water and softies for the end, maps and great training !

General information
Event JCU Come and Try It (CATI), Townsville
Organiser Totally Tropical Orienteering Club
State Orienteering Queensland
Status created
Date Sunday 12 March 2017 at 8:00 - 12:00 EST
Event form individual
Event classification Club event
Race distance middle
Time of event day
Discipline FootO
Punching system manual punching
Class information
Classes The event has no classes.
Contact details and main officials
Contact person Linda Davis
Contact phone number 0418 154 026
Contact email


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