Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society (SOS)


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SOS Club Championships

The SOS Club Championships will be held at the SUFFOC Daisy's Wood, Rendlesham event on Sunday 1st December. Details of the event can be found on SUFFOC website http://www.suffoc.co.uk/events/Daisys_Flyer_2019.pdf.
Last year, the Committee commissioned two magnificent trophies to mark the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Club. One is awarded to the Open Champion and the other to the Junior champion. All members of the club are eligible.
The Rules are as follows:
  • The Open Champion will be awarded on the basis of points scored for the Stragglers League. i.e. The member scoring 100 points will be declared Club Champion 2019. All members entering TD4 courses (Light Green and above) will be eligible.
  • The Junior Champion will be awarded using a similar system. Only M/W14 and under will be eligible. Older Juniors are of course eligible for the Open Championship. White, Yellow and Orange courses will also be included. The min/km for corrected course length will be calculated and the age class factor applied as for the Stragglers League but a course factor will also be applied. This is because the technical difficulty of the courses are different.
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  • Members with dual club membership must either enter as SOS or email the scorer, Andrew Cordle andrew@cordle.net stating their wish to be included in the Championship scoring.
The trophies will be presented at the New year's Day Novelty on January 1st.

Our Next Events

9 NovWrittle ForestSOS Juniors Training/Club CoachingDetails
13 NovColchesterWinter Series Event 1Details
24 NovHylands ParkRegional Colour Coded, ESSOL Details
30 NovSOS Juniors Training/Club Coaching
4 DecDanburyWinter Series Event 2
See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map
For more planned events see the Events Page

Our Recent Events

22 SepBaddow RidgeRegional Colour Coded and EAL Results
21 SepAdmirals Park ChelmsfordJunior Mini SeriesResults
11 SepWithamSummer Series Event 6Results
17 AugCastle Park, ColchesterJunior Mini SeriesResults
14 AugWivenhoeSummer Series Event 5Results
10 AugHighwoods Country Park ColchesterJunior Mini SeriesResults
For Older Results see the Events Page

Club News

30 OctMinutes of the 2019 AGM are on the Members' Resouces Page.
14 OctThe Schools League page has been updated with the results of the event at Thorndon South here.
10 SepMinutes of the September Committee Meeting are on the Members' Resouces Page.
12 Jul Congratulations to our juniors on winning the Yvette Baker Shield at Sandringham. Eleven SOS juniors made the journey north. It was a great performance and everyone in the team played an important part in their win. More details on the BOF website.

12 JanThe Stragglers League page has been updated with results up to the Bedfords Park event here.


See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map

For a full list of planned events and results, see the Events Page

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