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Our Next Events

20 OctHalsteadSummer-Autumn Mid-week series - Event 6Details
31 OctDanbury CommonCoaching - Please confirm attendance by 29th OctoberDetails
29 NovDanbury ParkRegional Colour Coded and ESSOL
See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map
For more planned events see the Events Page

Our Recent Events

06 OctBraintreeSummer-Autumn Mid-week series - Event 5Results
27 SepHigh WoodsRegional Colour CodedResults
22 SepColchesterSummer-Autumn Mid-week series - Event 4Results
08 SepDanburySummer-Autumn Mid-week series - Event 3Results
25 AugChelmer VillageSOS Welcome Back! Summer-Autumn Mid-week series - Event 2Results
11 AugGreat Notley, BraintreeSOS Welcome Back! Summer-Autumn Mid-week series - Event 1Results
11 MarSudburyWinter Series Event 5Results
For Older Results see the Events Page

Club News

07 Jul A Message from the British Orienteering Foundation:

Return to Orienteering in England

British Orienteering has announced that orienteering will return to England on 1 August 2020 (subject to any further restrictions that may be imposed by the government).

British Orienteering will release Return to Orienteering Guidelines [England] by the 13 July 2020 to support clubs and the orienteering community across England in bringing a safe return to grassroots orienteering.

The Board and staff at British Orienteering has worked on these guidelines, which are in line with the latest Government guidelines on COVID-19 restrictions, including the specific guidelines on gatherings, public spaces, and outdoor activities and the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation published on the Gov.uk website.

British Orienteering has looked at other sports, specifically golf in terms of shaping the guidelines.

In creating these guidelines, British Orienteering aims to provide clubs, members and the community with clarity on how the sport can resume and how best to create a safe environment and comply with the current restrictions imposed by the government.

17 Mar A Message from the British Orienteering Foundation:

COVID 19 (Coronavirus) - British Orienteering Update

It is with great sadness that we are now in a position where all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect.

We are aware that the Coranvirus outbreak is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation. We all, therefore, continue to follow advice from the Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and both local and national governments on this matter and will keep the orienteering community updated as appropriate.

We know how great the sport is at supporting each other and we ask that you continue to pull together (albeit virtually) during this difficult time. We will do our best to get you back in the forests as soon as it is safe to do so.

Finally, we ask that you continue to follow the government's guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Please stay safe and support each other during this hard time.

14 Feb Celebrating our club juniors' achievements at the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards. Lucy & Callum our award winners in 2019 and Leader Award winner, Julie Laver.

02 Feb Congratulations to Taylor Gooding our Jack Petchey Award nominee for January. Taylor was nominated by club juniors as well as other members for her determination and achievements in a sport that she is relatively new to. She has been keen to learn new skills and to improve. Most importantly though she has done it all with a smile on her face and a friendly attitude.

Taylor has developed her orienteering very rapidly since having a go at one of our schools events. Her first competitive event with the club was the Yvette Baker Qualifier in 2018 and she has gone on to win a number of accolades including Club Junior Champion and a medal at her first British Schools Championships in 2019. Taylor also trains with the East Anglia Junior Squad.

Taylor helps at our club events and supports other orienteers of all ages. She is even helping her dad to get better at navigating.

Taylor now has to decide how she would like us to spend the £250 award.

Well done Taylor!

16 JanThe Schools League page has been updated with the results of the event at Knettishall Heath here.
3 DecThe 2019 Club Championships took place on Sunday December 1st at SUFFOC Daisy’s Wood event. A good number of Stragglers turned out to run and enjoy the interesting courses planned by Martin. The results were close with Eddie Banks being crowned Club Champion sneaking in just ahead of Geraldine Russell and Oliver Prince who tied for second place. Oliver won the Junior class convincingly ahead of his sister Abigail and Taylor Gooding, last year’s champion in 3rd place. Well done to you all. Thanks to SUFFOC for hosting the event and to Andrew Cordle for coping with the complexities of the scoring system. See how you did in the calculation spreadsheet here.
30 OctMinutes of the 2019 AGM are on the Members' Resouces Page.
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.



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