What is the sport of orienteering?

An orienteering control or checkpoint (photo by Glutnix - CC-BY)Orienteering is the sport of running across the countryside, using a map and compass to make your way from checkpoint to checkpoint as quickly as you can. Cunning running, if you like. Because orienteering is a big word, it’s often simply referred to as “O” by its adherents. The sport originated in Norway (PDF), where [more…]

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