Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society (SOS)


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Our Next Events

17 FebChelmsfordWinter Mid-Week SeriesDetails
27 FebClub CoachingWivenhoe (TBC)
13 MarThe BroaksColour Coded, ESSOL (Level C)Details
16 MarColchesterWinter Mid-Week Series
See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map
For more planned events see the Events Page

Our Recent Events

20 JanManningtreeWinter Mid-Week SeriesResults
10 JanHilly FieldsColour Coded, ESSOL (Level C)Results
1 JanSudbury MeadowsNew Year's NoveltyResults
9 DecSudburyWinter Mid-Week SeriesResults
For Older Results see the Events Page

Ash Dieback Disease (Chalara fraxinea) and other Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS)
Advice from British Orienteering is here.
A summary for those attending events -
The Food and Environment Research Agency and the Animal and Plant Health Agency advice can be summarised as:
- Check
- Clean
- Dry
We should all be checking our clothing and equipment before leaving the car park to ensure that there is no visible plant material either on our shoes or our clothing. If there is any plant material it should be removed and left on site. We should also knock off any soil or leaf litter.
Once home thoroughly clean your footwear and clothing and then leave it to dry for as long as possible. Many of the INNS are able to survive in damp corners for very long periods of time, but are less able to survive if the equipment is thoroughly dried.


Club News

8 FebFebuary Mike's eNews has been added to the Stragglers' Forum here.
8 FebThe Schools League page has been updated with results from the Hornchurch Event here.
4 DecThe Stragglers League page has been updated with results up to the Hornchurch Event here.
20 JanThe draft International Specification for Orienteering Maps is available via the Stragglers' Forum here.
13 JanA newsletter From the Orienteering Foundation has been added to the Stragglers' Forum here.
13 JanThe 2016 EA Championships will be run on SUFFOC's Tunstall Forest on 14th February. Details here. If you are an EA Champion, don't forget to take/send your trophy back!
13 JanClub entry details for JK and British Relays are here.
25 NovDraft Minutes of the November Committee Meeting have been added to the Members' Area.
25 NovRead Daisy's report of the Summer Training Camps she attended here.
25 NovThe Coaching calendar has been added to the Events page here.
14 SepThe SOS Juniors took part in this year's Peter Palmers Relay at Lancing near Brighton on Sunday 13th September. The first leg was at 5.00am so bleary eyed we set Callum off. Well done to all the team for getting round without mp for the first time in several years! Congratulations to them all. Results are here, and more pictures 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

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