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.
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.
The East Anglian Orienteering Championships were held at Bromehill near Brandon on November 27th. The Stragglers contingent produced six champions across the age range from Abigail Prince in W14 to John Russell in M80+
Congratulations to Geraldine Russell who retained her title of Club Champion and to Joshua Owen who is the Junior Club Champion for 2022.
A small group of SOS juniors took a trip to Derbyshire in October. Our Jack Petchey Foundation Award winners chose a great weekend of activities.
Colin West, Club Chairman, was presented with Mike Powell Davies Celebration Award shield at the Essex Stragglers event at Hylands Park on October 30th by Eddie Banks, the recipient in 2021.
The 2022 SOS Club Championships will be held at SUFFOC event at Wordwell, KIng's Forest on Sunday November 20th.
A team of 10 Stragglers took on the challenge of Essex Way Relay for a third time improving their overall position yet again with some notable performances