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Our Next Events

25 MarLexdenWinter Street-O SeriesDetails
29 MarCastle ParkTurkey Twizzler (WSOC Fundraiser)Details
22 AprMistleyWinter Street-O Series

Advance information

17 MayHylands ParkColour Coded, EA Schools ChampionshipInformation
See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map
For more planned events see the Events Page

Our Recent Events

22 MarWrittle ForestColour Coded, East Anglian League,
Routegadget Added
25 FebHigh WoodsWinter Street-O SeriesResults
28 JanThe Beehive, ColchesterWinter Street-O SeriesResults
18 JanPod's WoodColour Coded, Schools League (Level C)Final Results
1 JanHilly FieldsNew Year's Novelty EventResults
For Older Results see the Events Page

Ash Dieback Disease (Chalara fraxinea)

Advice from British Orienteering is here.
Advice for forest visitors from the Forestry Commission is here and more scientific facts are here.
Latest news from DEFRA is here.


Club News

23 MarThe Stragglers League page has been updated with results after the Wormley, CompassSport Trophy and Writtle events here.
16 MarCongratulations to everyone who went to the CompassSport Trophy heat yesterday.
Well done! We came second which means we qualify for the Final. May be the not so good news is that the Final on the 18th October is on Heslington Burrows, near Kendal (write this date in your diary now)!
The Results are on the GO web page www.guildfordorienteers.co.uk. Our scorers were -
Nina Tant and Chloe Cracknell (100 points)
Clive Tant and John Collyer (99)
Seb Pugh, Richard Bonnett, Josh Partridge, Daisy Partridge and Cerys Wrigley-Moss (98)
Peter Warland (95)
John Russell (92)
James Redding (91)
and Karen Ezard (89).
Well done to everyone else as well – we all play a part in pushing down other clubs’ scores and thanks for making the long trek to the event.
13 MarDraft Minutes of the March Committee Meeting have been added to the Members' Area.
9 Mar Congratulations to our new coaches

We have four new club coaches who completed their UKCCL1 training at the weekend at Wivenhoe Park. They are Alison Cracknell, Rachel Archer (not pictured), Katie Martin and Steven Partridge. Also pictured are two new SUFFOC coaches (Will Harrison and John Clarke) and tutor Josh Jenner. Congratulations to them all.

11 Feb Daisy at Interland

Congratulations to Daisy Partridge, who represented England at the Interland competition, and did very well! Report and pictures here.

2 FebThe ESSOL (Schools League) page has been updated with results up to the Knettishall Event here.
2 FebThe Stragglers League page has been updated with results after the Santon Downham and Croxton events here.


See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map

For a full list of planned events and results, see the Events Page

New to orienteering? Read the Beginners' Guide

Can't find an event to go to? Try a Permanent Orienteering Course

Read all about our Schools League on the ESSOL (Essex and Suffolk Schools Orienteering League) page

Read more about Orienteering on the Regional and National websites

Discuss local orienteering on The Stragglers' Forum and national orienteering on Nopesport

Can't find what you are looking for? Try the Search Page

Members of SOS can join the SOSmembers email group -

Send email to SOSmembers (join the group first!)


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