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!
RT @unicarval: It's show time! Four #RAFOrienteers will be on the start line tomorrow for the Sheffield City Race. The 'racing line' on our… 1 0 RT @unicarval: First classic long #orienteering of 2021 in wood/forest terrain in LOG/RAFO colours. It's great to be back in safely organis… 2 0 RT @PhotoByBen: Awesome @TheRunInPod episode on gender equality in orienteering. Worth a listen and a think @RAFOrienteering 1 0 RT @unicarval: No, really, this is a serious warm-up routine at @Eborienteers Skipwith Common event on 30 Aug 20! Flying the flag in the @G… 1 0 It's the 2020 RAF Orienteering Championships today. We are running a very reduced competition due to constraints placed on organisers, but 19 competitors have been able to secure a space at an event that is being run safely within British Orienteering's return to sport protocols https://t.co/HOmwSDYbca 1 3 The @RoyalAirForce Orienteering Association has current team members who have represented Ireland, Wales and England at Veteran level within the past five years, all supported by @RAFCentralFund #RAFSportsLottery individual athlete grants and other funding to @RAFOrienteering https://t.co/2JqnXAGsc4 2 2 RT @GBRorienteering: Are you getting ready for National Fitness Day? 23 September 2020, National Fitness Day sees a huge range of activity… 2 0 RT @Sport_England: Govt have clarified that from 14 Sept, people can continue to:
-take part in organised sports and activities that have b… 762 0 RT @unicarval: Urban #orienteering map detail from @OrienteeringLOG Stamp End race. Pound coin for scale. Now, hold at arm's length, run as… 3 0 RT @unicarval: We always participate safely under a @raforienteering risk assessment and Safety Management Plan. My personal safety kit pre… 1 0 RT @unicarval: 30 Aug marks the return of @RoyalAirForce athletes participating in official #orienteering fixtures on duty status. This mea… 3 0 RT @GBRorienteering: JK2021 Questionnaire - Have you completed this yet? Have your say. Your views will help the organising team to infor… 7 0 Excellent news for the RAF Orienteering family, we have been given the green light to resume competing 🚦🏃♀️🗺️
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#WelcomeBack #Orienteering #RAFO #RAFSport https://t.co/BZ6e2RQYC2 0 1 RT @unicarval: Hey #orienteers! Some clubs have elected not to charge entries for events to minimise contact risk & encourage you back out… 4 0 Here's a great offer for any #RAFOrienteers who don't have a HRM yet. Understanding what your heart is up to will help you to structure and adapt your CV training to best effect. #NoOrdinaryRun https://t.co/CDbbLEowSq 0 1 RT @GBRorienteering: National Campaign launch sees download of Permanent Orienteering Courses Boom! For groups of 6 or less using the maps… 5 0 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
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