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

Results from Sun 19 Mar Danbury Common
Regional CC, ESSOL, and HAVOC Club Champs.

Provisional results here
Add your run to Routegadget here

Organisers Report Well I finally persuaded Jackie to plan a level C event and as I suspected she was brilliant. There was lots of positive feedback from the runners for her courses. Danbury is what can only be described as a compact area and she made the most of all of it. We had to restrict the Green and Blue courses to 16+ ages as the road crossing was too…

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2022/23 HAVOC-SOS Winter Series Winners announced

Gary Chandler was the runaway winner on the short course with Chris Prince taking the crown on the long course

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Junior Awards

We were delighted to award a number of trophies to our juniors at Danbury Common.

Mon 20 MarRead more…

Yvette Baker Trophy & ShieldSOS Juniors through to national final

Congratulations to SOS Juniors on winning the East Anglia qualifying heat of the Yvette Baker Shield competition. As a small club our juniors compete for the shield. This time they were only up against Suffolk with Norfolk and WAOC competing in the Trophy. The whole team performed brilliantly. The scorers were Oliver, Joshua, Amelie, Lulu and Abigail. Scoring 499 points out of a possible 500.

We wish them well in the national final in Sheffield on 9th July.

Mon 6 Mar

Jack Petchey Awards

Essex Stragglers spent a lovely evening at Charter Hall for the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards, celebrating the amazing achievements of local young people including two of our juniors. Well done to the two Bens. We are very proud of you both.

Thu 2 Mar

SOS Junior League 2022

SOS Junior Trophies

Congratulations to the winners of the SOS Juniors League 2022

Finn (Taylor) Gooding 1st

Lucy Walker 2nd

Amelie Patterson 3rd

Results are now available on the Junior's page.

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2023 East Anglian Champions

John receiving trophy from Chairman, Peter Woods

Several SOS members won trophies at the recent East Anglian Championships

Wed 8 FebRead more…