Junior orienteers at a training camp activity at Applethorpe. The orienteering action moves to Cherrabah this weekend.
Junior orienteers at a training camp activity at Applethorpe. The orienteering action moves to Cherrabah this weekend. Liz Ferguson

Orienteers to head to Cherrabah for Sunday event

ORIENTEERING: Cherrabah Resort, outside Warwick, will be the venue for Sunday's orienteering event being organised by the local Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Club.

With a number of club members recently returned from competing at the Oceania Championships and the World Masters Orienteering Championships in New Zealand, Sunday's event will be a chance for them to tell others about the challenges of competing in this completely different terrain.

Club publicity officer Liz Bourne, said that as well as orienteers from Warwick, Stanthorpe and Toowoomba, the event was expected to attract a number of participants from Brisbane as Cherrabah was a popular competition venue which had been used regularly by the club since 1987.

"Apart from courses for the regular orienteers, Sunday's event will also have short, easy courses for beginners and there will be instruction available on basic map reading and navigation,” she said.

"Anyone interested in trying out orienteering is most welcome to attend. No special gear is required although sturdy footwear and a hat are recommended. Compasses may be borrowed at the event.

Starting times between 9am and 11am. Cherrabah can be accessed from Warwick either via the Killarney Road or off the Old Warwick-Stanthorpe Road past Morgan Park.

For further information, please contact 46836374 or go to www.oq.asn.au/events



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