Checkpoint Challenge – Paddle, a first for Parys

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Do you know, where you’re going to? for (Modern Athlete magazine)

Orienteering is a sport of map-and-compass navigation and while the sport has spread into other disciplines with mountain bike orienteering, ski orienteering and paddle orienteering gaining participants, the primary discipline of the sport is running. Almost any environment is perfect for orienteering with events taking part in parks, schools, university campuses, forests and open bushveld.  Continue reading

First South African in a World Orienteering Championship Final

The sport of orienteering in South Africa is small in numbers but big in enthusiasm and participation. This is a highly competitive international sport of map and compass navigation where fast running and rapid route decisions separate runners by split seconds. The World Orienteering Championships (WOC) are held annually and this year three South Africans flew to Switzerland to compete. Continue reading