Virtual Orienteering Courses

The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself.
You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.

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New to Orienteering?

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.
The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

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Club News


Two SOS juniors achieved fantastic results at the recent East Anglian Schools' Championships.

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SOS Juniors League

The SOS juniors League table can be viewed via the Juniors page of our website, The latest results from Chalkney Woods have been added.

Thu 21 Sept

ESSOL 23/24

The new season has started with our event at Chalkney woods. The results can be viewed via the Juniors page .

Thu 21 Sept

Summer Holiday Fun sessions 2023

These sessions were aimed at families as a follow-up to our Schools Days. Various activities were on offer over the five weeks.

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SOS Juniors leagueUpdated after Writtle event

The SOS Juniors league has been updated after the Writtle event. The league is open to any SOS junior who completes their run unshadowed. Full rules on the Juniors page of the website.

Thu 13 Jul

ESSOL Final Results for 22/23 season

The ESSOL league has been updated after the final event of the season. Congratulations to all the winners. Full details can be found on the Juniors section of the website

ESSOL results 2223

Sat 6 May