Call up for British Orienteering Championship Relays!

This is an invitation to all club members who’d like to take part in the British Orienteering Championships Relays 2022, on Sunday 27th March on Iron Hill & Parkgate Rough, Hampshire.

If you’ve never taken part in an orienteering relay….they are good fun, exciting to watch and generate great team spirit amongst club members. There are 18 classes on offer for teams of three, including the option of ‘mixed ad-hoc’ teams.

This year the Club has agreed to pay 100% of the relay fees.

Expression of interest to Lisa (lisajames [at] please ASAP (even if you are undecided) by 28th February, and let me know if you have a clear preference for which leg you would like to run (or avoid). Please include the following information:

  • Name
  • British Orienteering Number
  • Age Class
  • SPORTident Number
  • Leg Preference – please state

More information about Relays and BOC can be found at

Compass Sport Trophy Heats on 13th March in Rushall Woods, Berkshire

The next Compass Sport Trophy heats are just a short hop up the road in Rushall Woods, Berkshire.

The Compass Sport competition is an annual competition which encourages all clubs to send out a team of orienteers to compete against other clubs in the region. There are all kinds of colour courses on offer from Orange for Juniors to Brown for the Open Men category. 

As long as you are happy to manage a course at a Green standard or Orange for Juniors we would like to invite you to take part in this event. Your entry fee will be paid by the club. For those who are not ready for a Green course there are Light Green, Yellow and White courses available but the entry for these need to be paid by the individual as they are not part of the inter club competition.

Several SOC members have already signed up. Please if you would like to take part, send me you details by 20th February at the latest. The details I need are:

1. Your name.

2. Your BO number.

3. Your EMIT number if you have one. If not, we can hire one for you.

4.Your age class.

Please also let me know if you have a start time preference.

To sign up or for further details, please contact me on helenamandaaa [at]




Communications Change

The committee has agreed to trial a change in the email communications that you receive from the club. Those who currently receive the daily updates from the SOC website and the weekly popSOCK will no longer do so after today. Instead, that mailing list will be used solely to send details of SOC events, typically when entries open and when they are about to close.

SOC members will also receive a weekly email containing club news that I will edit. This will use the mailing list that Julian currently uses to send out his Chair's newsletter. If you are a club member and don't currently receive those emails, drop me an news [at] (message) if you wish to be added to this list. If you have content that you'd like to be included in the weekly email, either post a news item to the website as you can today, or drop me an news [at] (email).