The Gauteng Orienteering Clubs (GOC) Short Course series is now three events down following the Valentine’s Day event at Brescia House School (14 February 2010). Although rain threatened, the event was well attended by adults, juniors and Young Orienteer Challenge (YOC) children.
The first event of the 2010 Gauteng Short Course Series took place at the Jo’burg Zoo on Sunday, 24 January. With its many paths and road, open gardens, dozens of buildings and enclosures and interesting features, this is fast-running terrain with navigation suited to all levels.
The athletes Thierry Gueorgiou (FRA), Anders Nordberg (NOR) and Michal Smola (CZE) will be recognised by the International Committee for Fair Play for their sportsmanship during the World Orienteering Championships relay in Hungary in 2009.
The 2010 Short Course Series has kicked off in Jo’burg. With events in parks, schools and even the Jo’burg Zoo, this Series is rockin’ the city. There are events most weekends from now until mid-April. Whatcha waiting for? Get punching!
Orienteering is an outdoor adventure activity, which involves finding your way through unfamiliar terrain using a specially prepared map and your own common sense. It can be compared to a car rally – but on foot! In Orienteering, you are the navigator, driver and the vehicle