Introduction

Trail Orienteering

(Information from the International Orienteering Federation - http://orienteering.org/trail-orienteering/)

Trail orienteering is an orienteering discipline centered around map reading in natural terrain. The discipline has been developed to offer everyone, including people with limited mobility, a chance to participate in a meaningful orienteering competition.

Manual or electric wheel chairs, walking sticks, and assistance with movement etc. are permitted as speed of movement is not part of the competition.

Trail orienteers must identify on the ground control points shown on the map. As this is done from a distance, both able-bodied and participants with disabilities compete on level terms. Proof of correct identification of the control points does not require any manual dexterity, allowing those with severely restricted movement to compete equally. Most trail orienteering events have classes open for everyone.

Athletes who cannot participate on reasonably equal terms in the sport because of a functional disadvantage due to a permanent disability are eligible for the paralympic class.

Trail Orienteering was recognised as an official IOF discipline in 1992. The first ever World Cup in trail orienteering was held in 1999 and replaced with World Trail Orienteering Championships in 2004. The World Championships are organised every year.


Related Document:

2020.09.15 List of convenor and member is as follows.

Trail O Training Course Working Group:

Convenor

Mr. Cheung Kwok Wai

Member

Mr. Yuen Wang Ki

Member

Mr. Ng Ka Sing


Trail O Competition Working Group:

Convenor

Mr. Liang Chi Hang

Member

Mr. Yeung Ronald Man Ho

Member

Mr. Ng Kwok Fung


Trail O Selection Working Group:

Convenor

Mr. Yeung Ronald Man Ho



2020.01.15 Framework of Trail O competition (Chinese Version)

IOF Technical Introduction of Trail Orienteering for Experienced Foot Orienteers

IOF Technical Guidelines for Elite Trail Orienteering