Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society (SOS)


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Our Next Events

1 JanHilly FieldsNew Year's Novelty EventDetails
12 JanColchesterCommittee Meeting
18 JanPod's WoodColour Coded, Schools League (Level C)Details
28 JanParsons HeathWinter Street-O Series
See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map
For more planned events see the Events Page

Our Recent Events

22 NovColchesterUrban (Level C)Points Added
12 NovStanwayWinter Street-O SeriesResults
29 OctSudburyWinter Street-O SeriesResults
12 OctThe BroaksColour Coded (Level C)Results
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

21 DecThe ESSOL (Schools League) page has been corrected after the West Harling event here.
3 DecDraft Minutes of the November Committee Meeting have been added to the Members' Area.
7 NovThe club intends to make a donation to the Woodlands Trust to commemorate former Secretary Alan Milton, who died last month. If you would like to add a personal donation in Alan's memory, please please give/send a cheque to the Chairman or Secretary. Every £15 will plant another tree in Stragglers Copse, Fordham.
4 NovThe 2014 Club Championship will be decided on the best performance at the CompassSport Trophy final on December 14th. See Jenny's note about courses, entries and transport here.
27 OctDon't forget the CompassSport Trophy final on December 14th. See Jenny's note about courses, entries and transport here.
26 Oct Amongst business transacted at the SOS AGM on 20th October Nancy Powell Davies presented the Mike Powell Davies Shield, awarded annually to a SOS member who has worked tirelessly for the club behind the scenes, to mapper Kevin Machin [Photo below].

Chairman Colin West reported an active year with numerous successes for SOS, particularly for the juniors and Treasurer Nancy Powell Davies stated the club's finances were sound. Perry Mole now replaces Nancy as Treasurer.

On completion of the evening's formal business members present enjoyed a buffet including a tasty vegetarian bean stew with baked potatoes and salads followed by cheese, tiramisu and lemon tart.

Draft Minutes of the meeting are 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

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