Sprint orienteering comes to Warwick

By Casey O'Connor

 The Southern Downs Orienteering season kicks off on Sunday with a sprint event around the Warwick High School.

Publicity officer for the local Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Orienteering Club, Liz Bourne, said that sprint orienteering was developed to bring the sport into urban areas, using schools, parks, streets and university campuses.

“Sprints are now a regular part of our State and National championships as well as International competition,” she said.

“It encourages quick decision making at speed with the emphasis being on selecting the fastest route.”

Ms Bourne said there would be three standards of courses available at Sunday’s event, including an easy one for beginners and anyone with an interest in navigation is welcome to come along and try it out on Sunday.

She said, “These types of events are a great way to learn the basic skills of orienteering in a safe, friendly environment.”

Sunday’s event will have starts from 3.30 – 4.30pm with the entrance into the school grounds being from Victoria Street. The cost will be $5 for beginners.

For further information, please contact Liz Bourne on 4683 6374 or go to bbb@oq.asn.au or www.oq.asn.au/event-calendar

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