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.

Read more…

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.

Read more…

Club News

Junior Club Champion

The 2022 SOS Club Championships was held at Wordwell on Sunday November 20th.

Joshua Owen was crowned Junior Club Champion for 2022 and presented with his trophy by Junior Captain Oliver Prince at the New Year Novelty.

Congratulations Joshua!

Tue 10 Jan

Compass Sport Cup/Trophy 2023Qualifying Round - 19th February 2023 - Croxton Heath

CompassSport Update for Club Members - Entries Closing Soon!

The Qualifying Round for the Compass Sport Cup/Trophy is to be held on 19th February 2023 for our club’s associated region of the East Anglian Orienteering Association (EAOA). The venue will be Croxton Heath hosted by the West Anglian Orienteering Club (WAOC).

SOS as a small club (membership less than 125) fall within the Trophy Club rules and guidelines for this competition and therefore we will be competing for the Trophy against other small clubs in our region in this qualifying round.

The competition is open to all Club members across all age categories and the more members that attend helps with the overall ranking. This is a great event where all club members come together to compete as a team and have fun. We will be competing against CHIG, NOR, SFFOC and WAOC.

An update email will be sent out to all club members in due course outlining all the details for this event and how to take part. Please note, to all New Club members, that for these events that it is down to the Club Captains to organise and arrange and details will be in the email to follow and the event is not open to book directly.

Fri 16 Dec

SOS-HAVOC Midweek Event 5 Braintree/BockingEVENT POSTPONED

This afternoon, Colin and I walked part of the courses for tomorrow evening. The roads and paths were extremely slushy. Given the predicted overnight temperatures, we envisage that the slush will freeze. While there may be some thawing during the day tomorrow, temperatures are again predicted to be below freezing tomorrow evening. We feel that we have no option but to cancel tomorrow evening's event on safety grounds.

The current plan is to reschedule the event to January. Watch this space!

Mon 12 DecRead more…

East Anglian Orienteering ChampionsSix Stragglers crowned EA Champions

Five champions (Chris Sellens was absent)

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+

Abigail PrinceW14
Chris Sellens
Roger Gooding
John Collyer
Geraldine Russell
John Russell

Wed 30 NovRead more…

Club Championship Results

Club Champion trophies

Congratulations to Geraldine Russell who retained her title of Club Champion and to Joshua Owen who is the Junior Club Champion for 2022.

Wed 23 NovRead more…

SOS Juniors on TourBSSC, Black Rocks and Go-carts!

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.

Sat 5 NovRead more…