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Club coaching this Saturday 24th September, Hilly Fields 2pm - 4pm.
Parking in Glen Avenue, Colchester CO3 3SD. Includes Score practice in prep for the British Schools.
Please come appropriately dressed for the weather conditions and bring a drink and snack.
Contact Julie Laver for further information julieannlaver@btinternet.com


Our Next Events

9 OctHigh WoodsColour Coded, ESSOL (Level C)
27 NovBrandonColour Coded, EAL (Level C)
See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map
For more planned events see the Events Page

Our Recent Events

17 SepMaldon Prominade ParkJunior Mini SeriesResults
10 SepCastle Park, ColchesterJunior Mini SeriesResults
27 JulHigh Woods ColchesterSummer Series 5 (Level D)Results
23 JulGreat Notley Country ParkJunior Mini SeriesResults
16 JulCastle Park, ColchesterJunior Mini SeriesResults
16 JulCastle Park, ColchesterCommunity GamesResults
10 JulThe NazeStragglers' Sprints (Level D)Results
9 JulMaldon Prominade ParkJunior Mini SeriesResults
6 JulWivenhoe WoodsSummer Series 4 (Level D)Results
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

27 JulMinutes of the May Committee Meeting are on the Members' Resouces Page.
27 JulJuly Mike's eNews has been added to the Stragglers' Forum here.
4 JulThe Schools League page has been updated with results from the Danbury Event and provisional fixtures for next year here.
4 MayNews of our sucesses in the British Championships are the the Forum here.
23 MarThe Stragglers League page has been updated with results up to the Broaks 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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