Orienteering Australia and Paddy Pallin are very pleased to announce a nationwide schedule of ‘Paddy Pallin Nav Training, Try Orienteering’ days during November. It is a great opportunity for those who like the outdoors, like discovering new places and want to try an activity the whole family can enjoy. Throughout Australia from Hobart to Darwin, Perth to Sydney, orienteering clubs are organising ‘Paddy Pallin Navigation Training, Try Orienteering’ days so that you can learn the basics of how to read a map and use a compass and try an introductory orienteering event.
Orienteering is a sport for all ages and fitness levels and participants are welcome to walk or jog. Whether you are an average person just wanting to get fitter or try something new, or whether you are a super fit runner, triathlete, adventure racer or mountain bike rider who wants to learn how to navigate with a map and compass, the Paddy Pallin Day provides a wonderful opportunity to pick up tips from experienced coaches and orienteers.
The first event will be on Wednesday 3 November in conjunction with the Sydney Summer Series event at Putney Park, Pelliser Road, Putney. One hour coaching sessions will be conducted every half hour between 4pm and 6pm and then participants can try the Summer Series event. The full schedule of events throughout Australia is at 1_2010 Paddy Pallin Day events.pdf .
Beginners and novices will receive a guide to orienteering, Paddy Pallin free membership form, copies of the Australian Orienteer and Australian Geographic Outdoor, and a Paddy Pallin catalogue and go into a national draw for Paddy Pallin products with a value of $900.
Orienteering club members are encouraged to invite friends, colleagues, and acquaintances to learn the basics and try orienteering on Paddy Pallin Day.