Zoom social Thursday 21st January 20:00 - the Map Special


This Thursday 21st January 20:00, we have our regular Zoom social. Last time, we tried out the breakout rooms which went really well and allow us a chance to talk and catch up in smaller groups.

This time we will have a focus on maps with some interesting international maps. We all love maps, right? Tamsin Moran will be the main host as she takes us orienteering around the world (from the comfort of our lounges).

As there's not really much on that moment, why don't you come along? Hopefully see you there! 

Next socials:
4th February - Helen Wheelwright (one of our Club Coaches) with some virtual coaching
18th February
4th March etc


Hi all

I've located a map of Chatsworth, which we talked about last time.  Also the one in Switzerland which was the first leg of a French 5 days, but it's Jura (Vaud) rather than Alps.

If anyone has an A3 scanner, it would help if we wanted to circulate the Chatsworth map. It's from the British Relays 1997!

North Baddesley MapRun

For those local to North Baddesley, we have a new MapRun. Many thanks for Helen for putting this one together. For details on MapRun, and to see the back catalogue of other courses the club has, see the SOC website. Given the current emphasis on keeping exercise local, if anyone else would like to plan one in their neighbourhood, or even if you'd like someone else to plan one for you, drop me an webmaster [at] socweb.org (email).

Compass Sport Trophy Final

The Compass Sport magazine has published a date for the Compass Sport Trophy Final. The Final for the 2020 event is scheduled to  take place at Chatsworth in the Peak District on 17th October 2021.

There are no cast iron guarantees that this event will take place but given that a vaccination programme is about to start, we can certainly hope that things will have improved sufficiently by then for this event to be a real possibility.

For those that are new to the Compass Sport event, we need as many SOC members to take part as possible, as  long as you are able to complete a course at technical difficulty 5. Juniors competing at M/W14-(orange)  and M/W18-(green) will be particularly welcome.

Chatsworth looks like a very attractive, if rather undulating area. Please see the routegadget  link below for a look at the map of the 2018 JIRCS competition in 2018.


The area is described as beautiful, combining heather-covered moorland, coniferous plantation, a steep escarpment and an ornamental ruined aqueduct!

Please put the date in your diary. If anyone has run at Chatsworth that would be good to know. Contact me on helenamandaaa [at] gmail.com if you would like further information or some help on progressing from orange to green level.

PS: Does anyone know the control description for an ornamental ruined aqueduct?


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