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.
Our Schools Days are always popular with local schools and a great way to promote our sport. This year they took place on 24th May at Castle Park, Colchester, Thursday 26th May at Cliff Park, Harwich & Monday 27th June at Notley Country Park
It was lovely to spend an evening at the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards in Colchester, celebrating the achievements of our Juniors and recognizing the fantastic work of our volunteers.
A small band of Stragglers travelled to Welwyn Garden City for Happy Herts UK Orienteering League event thoroughly enjoying the challenge. This week the Urban League moves to Colchester.
Congratulations to Oliver Prince - Junior Captain (SOS) who has been selected for both the Czech Training Camp & also to represent Great Britain (GB) at the European Youth Orienteering Champs (EYOC) in Hungary this Summer!
Essex Stragglers Juniors enjoyed an action packed weekend away in the Lakes learning all about Contours, Crags and Boulders as well as having lots of fun!