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DUO Series 2011/12

DUO Orienteering ?Series 2011/12 

What is Duo Orienteering?
The event is a combination of Foot and MTB orienteering stages. A typical course may start with a foot stage then onto the bike to another map handout location, followed by another foot stage then onto the bike to the finish. The MTB stages will be a line course (collect the controls in order). The foot stages will be a scatter course (collect a set number of controls in any order). The event locations will normally be held in areas where orienteering maps have previously been used and parklands.

What skills do I need??
? - Basic off-road riding skills on dirt roads and single track
? - Basic map and compass reading skills

What equipment do I need?
?
- Off-road bike in good working order
? - Standard bicycle safety helmet?
 - Map board for your bike would be an advantage
? - Compass
? - SportIdent stick (these may be hired or purchased with you entry)
? - Running Shoes
? - Water and food for the duration

Course Lengths?
Long course will include approx 18km MTB/8km foot orienteering.
?Short course will include approx 10km MTB and 5km foot orienteering.?
Expected time to complete courses is 2 to 4 hours

Event Dates and Locations

Event 1 - 4 December 2011 - Killingworth (near Newcastle)

Event 2 - 11 February 2012 - West Sydney Regional Park

Event 3 - 22 April 2012 - Southern Highland

Start times: from 9.00am to 10.30am. Course closure at 2.30pm.

Entry Fees? - for each event
Orienteering Club Members - $27 Senior; $18 Junior (under 21 yrs)?
Non Club Members - $37 Senior; $28 Junior (under 21 yrs)
??If you wish to know more about becoming an Orienteering Club member click here.