Information Directory

About Us

Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society (SOS) was formed in 1968 and centres its activities in North East Essex. Our membership base extends from Chelmsford to Colchester and Sudbury to Southend.… more

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Go Orienteering

There are many ways to enjoy the sport of orienteering. Competitive events from small local ones to large (2000 people+) national/international ones.Virtual (smartphone/watch) courses, where the contr… more

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SOS offers a number of fun ways to introduce children and young people to orienteering and to help juniors progress within the sport.… more

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Event Leagues and Series

We often team up with nearby clubs to run a series of events, and they usually have a ranking calculation to produce league results. Current Leagues: SOS-HAVOC Winter 2021/22 Mid-week Series SWELL-Sou… more

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Orienteering Links

The following list of useful links covers all aspects of orienteering.… more

Policies and Guidelines

A collection of the various policy, guidelines and rules for the club.… more

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Organisers Manual

This manual is written to help those who are new to organising events and to provide a reference to those who have already organised some events.… more

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Planners Manual

This is a work in progress - please send contributions to the webmaster.… more

Club & Junior Coaching 2022

Club & Junior Coaching dates for 2022. Saturday 7th May Saturday 11th June Saturday 6th August ? (TBC) Saturday 3rd September Saturday 1st or Saturday 15th October (TBC) Saturday 5th or Saturday 1… more