Orienteering wasn´t born in Spain as a sport, the truth is that it was introduced through the armed forces, around the year 1960 and it was not until 1971 that a fencing professor from Madrid, Martín Harald Kronlund, decided to include Orientation contents trying to refresh the classes and to teach something new to his students, all this looking for a recreational way to work the physical preparation.
If until today you did not know what Orienteering is like as a sport, here we explain it better. Like many others, this is a sport that constitutes a physical-sporting practice that starts up body and mind, and that provides the opportunity to enjoy direct contact with nature, without limits of age or physical form.
As all the sports, the Orienteering has several modalities of competition. The best known and practiced modality is the conventional one: Daylight individual race. However, there are other equally interesting modalities such as the Night Orientation races. The difficulty added by the darkness of the night, is about palliating by choosing shorter routes and easier terrains without dangers. In addition, participants carry a headlamp to facilitate their progress. Continue reading