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

Introducing Orienteering to WomenThis Girl Can funds new course for women at Highwoods

Stragglers are excited to announce an opportunity for ladies to try orienteering by taking part in a free five-week course funded by This Girl Can. Beginning on Saturday 26th February and running for five weeks, women and girls are invited to attend free fun sessions to learn the skills of orienteering in the fresh air. Map skills will be put to use as participants navigate their way around Highwoods Country Park, getting some exercise and making new friends. The sessions run from 10.30 to 12, with ladies encouraged to attend all sessions if possible, as each week builds on the previous one.

To find out more, contact rachel.archer@talk21.com or 07505 100403.

Mon 24 Jan

Jan Kjellström (JK) International Festival of Orienteering 2022 - South WalesJK Relays Day 4 - Caerwent

This is a ‘Call Out!’ to those that have plans to attend the JK 2022 in South Wales and would like to participate in the Relays on Day 4 Monday 18th April 2022 at Caerwent in Wales.

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Compass Sport Cup/Trophy Qualifying Round 2022Entries Close Soon!

We need you! as a team member to represent SOS in the Compass Sport Cup/Trophy Qualifying Round for 2022.

Tue 4 JanRead more…

Club Champion crowned

Club Champion 2021

2021 Club Champion, Geraldine Russell was presented with the trophy by Club Chairman, Colin West at New Year's Day Novelty Event.

Sun 2 JanRead more…

Welcome to our new website

SOS website on differnt devices

The new site is designed to be viewed on all devices and screen sizes, from small phone screens up to large screen TV's. You can see examples of how it should look in the photo. If you have any issues with it not working on your device send a message to the developer.

Thu 30 Dec

Report from Lagganlia 2021 campBy Taylor Gooding

The JROS training camps are a highlight of the junior training season. Juniors are selected to attend the camps based on their performance at major events throughout the year.
Taylor was one of the juniors selected from our region to attend the camp at Lagganlia. Here is Taylor Gooding’s Report on the Lagganlia Tour 2021:

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