Runners map way to fitness

THERE will be more runners than usual at Queens Park on Sunday when the Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Orienteering Club launches the season with a come-and-try-it day.

The run is being supported with funding from the Warwick Regional Sport and Recreation Association.

Club publicity officer Liz Bourne said the parklands and sporting ovals along the Condamine River were an ideal venue for introducing newcomers to the sport as the area was open, with the good visibility, making navigation easier.

"This event will be a fun way to explore the parklands and sport fields along the Condamine River using a special orienteering map," she said.

"There will be easy courses and instruction available for beginners on the basic map reading and navigational skills.

"No special gear will be required but people should wear sensible footwear and a hat and bring along a water bottle. The entry fee of $2 will include a copy of a coloured map of the parklands."

Bourne said orienteering was a sport for all ages with a special invitation to family groups.

The assembly area for Sunday will be at Queens Park near the weir, with starting times from 9am to 11am.

The club will organise another come-and-try-it-day on February 26 at Stanthorpe Showgrounds. Information on 4683 6374 or visit oq.asn.au

There will be easy courses and instruction available for beginners.


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