Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society (SOS)


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Our Next Events

11 OctBaddow RidgeColour Coded, ESSOL (Level C)Details
29 NovChalkney WoodsColour Coded, ESSOL (Level C)
See forthcoming events on Ollie O'Brien's interactive map
For more planned events see the Events Page

Our Recent Events

9 SepHigh WoodsSummer Series Bonus EventResults
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

7 OctThe agenda and travel directions for the AGM on Monday 26th October are here. Please contact the Secretary if you are hoping to attend to assist catering planning.
7 OctOctober Mike's eNews has been added to the Stragglers' Forum here.
7 OctThe Schools League page has been updated with results from the Rendlesham event and updated 2015/16 fixtures here.
05 OctThe Stragglers League page has been updated with results from the Thorndon South and Rendlesham events here.
30 SepDraft Minutes of the September Committee Meeting have been added to the Members' Area.
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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