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.
Medals were presented to the 2023 winners of East Anglian League (EAL) classes at the CompassSport heat at King's Forest on February 18th. Five members of the club topped their classes. Joshua Owen (M16), Roger Gooding (M45) Nicholas Pugh (M70), John Russell (M80), Geraldine Russell (W75). Congratulations to all of them.
Club Team entries now Closed whilst details are finalised ahead of the organisers deadline of 4th February 2024.
An email to all those that have expressed an interest in the team will be sent out shortly with final details, allotted Start Times and methods of payment.
Do note that all members must have renewed their BOF membership for 2024 to be eligible for entry.
The Qualifying Round for the Compass Sport Cup/Trophy is to be held on 18th
February 2024 for our club’s associated region of the East Anglian Orienteering Association (EAOA). The venue will be King's Forest hosted by Suffolk Orienteering Club (SUFFOC).
The 2023 SOS Club Championships was held at HAVOC event at Wordwell on Sunday October 1st. The results are below.
Congratulations to Oliver Prince and Lulu Gooding who are Club Champions.
Two SOS juniors achieved fantastic results at the recent East Anglian Schools' Championships.
The SOS juniors League table can be viewed via the Juniors page of our website, The latest results from Chalkney Woods have been added.
The new season has started with our event at Chalkney woods. The results can be viewed via the Juniors page .