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 Wed 17 Jul Summer Series No 8 Maldon
SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2024

Event 8 - Maldon South Results

Planner’s Report It turns out that i organised my event for the start of summer and ant flying day!Despite that, everyone seemed to enjoy the courses and managed the heat well. I wanted to take people to the new estates on the South side, but as there is no pub in the South of Maldon, it meant that it was downhill to the first control and then uphill for the…

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SOS Junior Captain Selected for GB Team again for 2024Congratulations to Oliver Prince

Oliver Prince - Junior Captain (SOS) has been selected once again to represent Great Britain (GB) at the European Youth Orienteering Champs (EYOC) to be held in Szczecin, Poland this Summer 2024

Sun 28 Apr

Results from Midland and East Anglian Orienteering ChampionshipsStragglers are champions

Five champions

In brilliant sunshine the event in Sandringham Royal Park on March 9th was host to both the Midland Championships and the East Anglian Championships. A good number of Stragglers made the trip to the north of the region to enjoy the glorious forest. 5 Stragglers were rewarded with 8 titles between them.

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Junior Team Qualify for Yvette Baker Final 2024Congratulations to the Junior Team for a Great Result!

The juniors that participated at Ickworth Park on the 21st April achieved a fantastic 499 points out of a maximum 500.

This result means that the Junior Team is eligible to enter the finals on 7th July 2024 at Northaw Prov, Potters Bar. The event to be hosted by Hertfordshire Orienteering Club (HH) on behalf of the South East Orienteering Association (SEOA).

Sun 10 MarRead more…

East Anglian League winners5 Stragglers win medals

Roger Gooding, John & Geraldine Russell, Joshua Owen

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.

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SOS Club Championships

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.

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Two SOS juniors achieved fantastic results at the recent East Anglian Schools' Championships.

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