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Essex Way Relay 2022

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A team of 10 Stragglers took on the challenge of Essex Way Relay for a third time improving their overall position yet again with some notable performances

Mon 5 SepRead more…

Schools Days 2022Colchester, Harwich & Great Notley

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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

Sat 28 MayRead more…

Jack Petchey Foundation Awards Evening

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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.

Thu 19 MayRead more…

Stragglers in Welwyn Garden CityReport from last week's urban event

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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.

Wed 11 MayRead more…

SOS Junior Captain Makes GB EYOC Team

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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!

Thu 5 MayRead more…

SOS Juniors On Tour 2022Lakes Weekend

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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!

Mon 25 AprRead more…

SOS Junior League

The SOS Junior League Table after the events at Writtle Forest and Hockley.

Thu 7 AprRead more…

Junior Award NominationsJack Petchey Awards

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Please send your nominations for the SOS Juniors who you think should receive a Jack Petchey Award.

Wed 30 MarRead more…

British Orienteering Championships

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Lulu Gooding wins bronze medal in W10 at British Orienteering Championships at the weekend.

Mon 28 MarRead more…

Schools Day Volunteers24 May & 26 May

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Our Schools Days are always incredibly popular with local schools and a great way to promote our sport. Could you spare a few hours (or more) to help? We need lots of volunteers to help make the day run smoothly.

Tue 22 MarRead more…

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