I’d like to see anyone try and deny that navigation skills aren’t important, even in the world of GPS and mobile phone mapping. I sometimes wonder why other people struggle to remember directions, seem to have absolutely no sense of direction and can’t hold a map the right way round. Well, there is an answer. I would be the first to admit it can appear a crazy sport. But the basic principle is this: you have a compass, an electronic dibber thing and a ‘map’, which to the uninitiated looks rather like an artist’s impression of the London tube map overlain with hieroglyphics. And it probably makes about as much sense.
No other sport tests body and mind in quite the same way
Stick with it. With a little patience and humour, what is at first confusing, transforms into a delightful puzzle. There is no other sport that tests both the mind and the body in quite the same way. It’s like trying to solve a level four sudoku puzzle whilst simultaneously running an obstacle course.
Get involved – we are an inclusive and growing club
RAFO is an inclusive club. We welcome regulars, reservists, air cadets, veterans and family members. We have active coaches and provide training and loan equipment to novices. Members regularly attend mid-week military league and weekend civilian events. For the more adventurous we run a subsidised annual overseas visit. So, get out there and give it go. You never know, you might just get hooked!
Best of luck, Joe! All at #RAFOrienteering are behind you. What an inspiring story, give it a read 👇
#noordinaryride https://t.co/vkNZKGhGnv 0 0 Being a widely dispersed RAF community (around the UK, overseas bases and operational deployments), getting together virtually, as is now more commonplace thanks to COVID, is a great way to maintain team spirit, ethos and collaboration - oh and to have fun! https://t.co/kR5FBgsl2H 0 0 Did you know that you can see some action from #RAFOrienteering today @1245 courtesy of our friends at the #RAFVGEA over on Twitch? Why not go and take a look at their fabulous #VirtualAirTattoo content here: https://t.co/GlbOIW0X6K 4 2 RT @GBRorienteering: Green Light Given to Return of Orienteering in England.
British Orienteering are delighted to announce today that orie… 10 0 RT @unicarval: Here's one for map lovers everywhere, whether walkers, #orienteers, or #GEOINT nerds. What are the gains and losses in the r… 2 0 #RAFOrienteers are carefully restarting their sports specific training regimes with their local civilian clubs. After a five month pause in competition, sensible athletes will be preparing body and mind for the enjoyable return to the start box. @HQRAFSport @RAFSportsFed https://t.co/9KgaTijBTp 0 2 Breaking news! A return to competitive #orienteering is just weeks away.
@HALOrienteering @OrienteeringLOG https://t.co/SlCfwXAnzl 0 1 RT @unicarval: At last! It's almost time to get brain and feet into gear again🏃♂️👟❤ Six @OrienteeringLOG and @HALOrienteering #Lincolnshir… 1 0 Do you need to blow away your navigational cobwebs during CV19 with no competitions and limited club training? Maybe you've never been orienteering and are looking for ways to spice up your cross country or trail running activities. Permanent Orienteering Courses are for you! /.. https://t.co/rmJEy9SwrB 2 2 RT @RAFSwimming: Today we meet one of our members- take a look. @RAFCentralFund https://t.co/XNRGU7aFjU 3 0 RT @RAF_Athletics: 1/3 All members of the RAF Athletics Association wish to send their condolences to the friends & family of the inspirati… 16 0 RT @RAFMountaineer: Tomorrow is International Women in Engineering Day.
Aircraft techs keep our aircraft flying all over the world. This te… 12 0 RT @unicarval: These mud-loving trainers were bought with an @RAFCentralFund #RAFSportsLottery grant that supported my participation as an… 1 0 Shout out from @RAFOrienteering to all of our Association's tireless volunteers. Regular and Reserve, Veteran and family member, the sport wouldn't work without you. We also recognise all the civilian clubs and @GBRorienteering volunteers who make weekly events possible 👍❤️🏃🏽 https://t.co/ip5SZv8Jeo 0 1 Updated guidance to athletes and the whole community has been provided by @Sport_England. We'll share anything else coming from @GBRorienteering in due course. https://t.co/QgmnlGSGyw 0 0 RT @RAF_Athletics: We are seeking runners of ALL abilities, that includes YOU. If you've never ran 5km before, why not rise to the challeng… 5 0 RT @RAF_Athletics: Help the @RoyalAirForce own the virtual roads this May! To enter, visit https://t.co/PmjdPRxM6S and follow the instruct… 1 0 RT @stevemagness: When it comes to the immune system, remember the old adage, you can’t really boost your immune system in the short term,… 167 0 RT @DES_COS_Air: Thank you @tvoclub for being outstanding hosts of the British Night Orienteering Championships on Saturday. Great terrain,… 4 0 What are your plans for August? We've just launched our proposal for the 2020 Overseas Visit, to a major international event in Slovakia in August. Please visit the event page for more information and to make your expression of interest, by 5 Mar https://t.co/hwwA2azH5H 0 1
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