Singleton residents embraced Orienteering NSW’s introduction to the sport last weekend.
Rose point, Alroy Oval, and Nowland Park were the three locations residents of all ages ran, walked and even pushed prams around the courses, with 45 minutes to visit as many as possible of the orange and white markers (controls) shown on the specially prepared maps.
Event organisers Carolyn and Russell Rigby, assisted by other members of Newcastle Orienteering Club, were very happy with the turn-out and the interest shown, with many repeat customers who brought friends or family along too.
By the third event there was even a competitive edge coming in among some of the younger runners, as they searched for the balance between running fast and navigating in the right direction.
ONSW is planning a similar promotion weekend in Muswellbrook early next year, and Newcastle club will include events in and around Singleton in next year's program.
They are also discussing the possibility with Singleton Council of establishing permanent courses at Rose Point and Nowlan Parks, as part of the Council's community sporting program.
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