Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society (SOS)


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Our Next Events

29 JulMaldon Promenade ParkJunior Mini SeriesDetails
16 AugSudburyLocal SOS Summer SeriesDetails
19 AugDanbury Country ParkJunior Mini SeriesDetails
2 SepSOS Juniors Training/Club Coaching,
Night training & Night-O
7 SepLocal SOS Summer Series
17 SepHockley WoodsRegional Colour Coded, ESSOL
See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map
For more planned events see the Events Page

Our Recent Events

26 JulFordhamLocal SOS Summer SeriesResults
22 JulCastle Park, ColchesterJunior Mini SeriesResults
12 JulThe BroaksLocal SOS Summer SeriesResults
24 JunGreat Notley Country ParkJunior Mini SeriesResults
18 JunWivenhoe Park and WoodsRegional Colour Coded, ESSOLResults
For Older Results see the Events Page

Ash Dieback Disease (Chalara fraxinea) and other Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS)
Advice from British Orienteering is here.
A summary for those attending events -
The Food and Environment Research Agency and the Animal and Plant Health Agency advice can be summarised as:
- Check
- Clean
- Dry
We should all be checking our clothing and equipment before leaving the car park to ensure that there is no visible plant material either on our shoes or our clothing. If there is any plant material it should be removed and left on site. We should also knock off any soil or leaf litter.
Once home thoroughly clean your footwear and clothing and then leave it to dry for as long as possible. Many of the INNS are able to survive in damp corners for very long periods of time, but are less able to survive if the equipment is thoroughly dried.


Club News

26 Jun Congratulations to Kate Bowie-Britton our first Jack Petchey Award winner. Kate was nominated for her achievement overcoming personal physical limitations to make significant progress within the sport over the last two years.
Kate was presented with her award by Junior Captain, Josh Partridge, at our Mini Series event at Great Notley Country Park.

Kate has decided she would like the club to spend the £250 achievement grant on a SOS juniors team building day including orienteering and other activities.

21 JunMinutes of the May Committee Meeting are on the Members' Resouces Page.
21 JunMay Mike's eNews has been added to Stragglers' News here.
21 JunThe Schools League page has been updated with results from the Wivenhoe event and next year's provisional fixtures added here.
12 AprThe 2017 Club Championship will be held at SUFFOC's event at King's Forest on 8th October.
22 MarThe Stragglers League page has been updated with results up to Knettishall Heath here.


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

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

New to orienteering? Read the Beginners' Guide

Can't find an event to go to? Try a Permanent Orienteering Course

Read all about our Schools League on the ESSOL (Essex and Suffolk Schools Orienteering League) page

Read more about Orienteering on the Regional and National websites

Discuss local orienteering on The Stragglers' Forum and national orienteering on Nopesport

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