MapRun returns for its first outing of 2020 on Thursday 16 January in Eastleigh. For those who haven't been before, this activity for club members will take the usual format of a 45 minute score around the surrounding streets. Full details are on the event page but note that you must register in advance to get a map. Walk or run, go solo or pair up with someone else, focus on a particular aspect of navigation or run round like a headless chicken - do with the activity what you will! Also note that a smartphone is entirely optional - without one you just get the additional training benefit of having to rely on your map reading to know you're in the right place! Feel free to join us in the pub afterwards whether you take part or not.
The results pdf is attached and Allan Farrington as planner optimum route on how to visit all 25 controls within the hour. Unfortunately I have not yet be able to load the optimum route file as it is too large for the website parameters
On 15th March the heats will take place for the Compass Sports Trophy. The event is out of our region this year and will be taking place either on Coopers Hill and Cranham, near Gloucester or our second choice of venue is Hampstead Heath.
The club will cover entry fees for this event, so if you are interested in representing SOC, please let me know by 19th January. Coopers Hill is a beautiful location in the Cotswolds and is well known for it's cheese rolling competition. Hampstead Heath needs no introduction.
Please don't feel you have to be the greatest orienteer to take part. The main thing is to field a strong team in terms of numbers, so all members are very welcome to put themselves forward.
How about making it a Spring weekend away or we could look into car sharing or hiring a minibus? Further details will be available after the 19th January
Please do sign up by contacting me, Helen Wheelwright on email@example.com