SOS-HAVOC Midweek Event 5 Braintree/BockingEVENT POSTPONED

This afternoon, Colin and I walked part of the courses for tomorrow evening. The roads and paths were extremely slushy. Given the predicted overnight temperatures, we envisage that the slush will freeze. While there may be some thawing during the day tomorrow, temperatures are again predicted to be below freezing tomorrow evening. We feel that we have no option but to cancel tomorrow evening's event on safety grounds.

The current plan is to reschedule the event to January. Watch this space!

Mon 12 DecRead more…

East Anglian Orienteering ChampionsSix Stragglers crowned EA Champions

2022 all five

The East Anglian Orienteering Championships were held at Bromehill near Brandon on November 27th. The Stragglers contingent produced six champions across the age range from Abigail Prince in W14 to John Russell in M80+

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Chris Sellens
Roger Gooding
John Collyer
Geraldine Russell
John Russell
Wed 30 NovRead more…

Club Championship Results

Club Champion trophies

Congratulations to Geraldine Russell who retained her title of Club Champion and to Joshua Owen who is the Junior Club Champion for 2022.

Wed 23 NovRead more…

SOS Juniors on TourBSSC, Black Rocks and Go-carts!

SOS Juniors Away Weekend Jack Petchey 2022

A small group of SOS juniors took a trip to Derbyshire in October. Our Jack Petchey Foundation Award winners chose a great weekend of activities.

Sat 5 NovRead more…

Mike Powell Davies Celebration AwardColin West presented with shield fpr 2022

MPD CW presentation

Colin West, Club Chairman, was presented with Mike Powell Davies Celebration Award shield at the Essex Stragglers event at Hylands Park on October 30th by Eddie Banks, the recipient in 2021.

Mon 31 OctRead more…

SOS Club ChampionshipEntries now OPEN

Club Champion trophies

The 2022 SOS Club Championships will be held at SUFFOC event at Wordwell, KIng's Forest on Sunday November 20th.

Wed 19 OctRead more…

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

JP Awards 2022 Group

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


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…

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