Invitation to Event Safety Workshop Sat 2nd June, Hythe

SOC are running an Event Safety Workshop on Sat 2nd Jun.

You need to have attended an Event Safety Workshop before you plan or organise an event. The course includes a number of practical exercises and provides useful examples of good planning and organising practice that will be helpful to aspiring event officials and those who would like a refresher. I'd also like to invite members who might like to contribute their experience to the session (subject to numbers).


Permanent Orienteering Courses Update.

The POCs at Itchen Valley Country Park are temporarily closed due to extensive Forestry work in the wooded area around the reservoir. This should be finished by the end of the year when this whole area will need remapping and I will get the chance to add some new controls and re-jig the courses.

The POC at Lakeside country Park is all finished but unfortunately they have still not decided how to sell / distribute the POC leaflets. If anyone is interested in trying the simple courses here they can contact myself and I can email them a pdf version of the map and instructions.


50th November Classic Celebration

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To celebrate the great achievement of 50 November Classics, the SOC committee would like to invite members past and present and their partners to a celebratory meal. The meal will be held at Bramshaw Golf Club (near Cadnam) on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 6pm for 6.30pm.

Full details of the menu are in the attached pdf. If you would like to come, please contact Barbara or Christine by 11 October.


SOC Wessex Night League in Romsey Thursday 12th

SOC are hosting the next event in the popular Wessex Night orienteering League on Thursday 12th January. The event will be based around the streets of Romsey, visiting a number of different intricate areas including the town centre and varying residential areas. The event is a 60 minute score with 30 controls to collect within the time limit. 

The event will be based out of the Phoenix Pub in the centre of town with good food and drink available for post race refreshment. Full details on the event page.

Please wear reflective clothing and bring a head torch. 


SOC Store Keys - have you got one?

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I'm aware there are a number of keys to the SOC Equipment Store (at Rollesbrook Gardens) in circulation.  

I'm pulling togther a list of key holders (and where they live) to make it easy for people who aren't designated key holders to make contact to collect / return keys.  

Please let me know by the end of September if you have a Store Key and the area where you live. If you have a Store Key you no longer need, bring it along to any of our upcoming events and I'll willingly relieve you of it!  

Thanks, Lisa 


SN SEOUL/UKUL Urban Event - Saturday 16th July

Pre-entries on line for the SEOUL/UKUL Urban Event at Goldsworth Park closed on the 10th July but the organisers are printing extra maps for late/EOD entries. Event details are on the SN web site at and if you wish to reserve a map ahead of turning up on the day then it is strongly recommended that you e-mail the Organiser in advance. See event flyer and final details for further course/class info.


Cake Sale

Michael and Laura Ellis will be holding a cake sale at the Summer Series Event on the 23rd April to raise money for their Expedition to Tanzania in 2017 where they will be completing the building of community projects, Laura's is an adults skills centre and Michael's a primary school. Please bring your money and refuel after your run! Thank you.



The Club AGM will be held at IBM Hursley on Friday 15th April at 7.30pm. Nominations are sought for the posts of Club Treasurer, Welfare and Publicity Officers.


Wessex Night League Sat 5th March

We have requested to use Mozzarrelo Joes on Clarance Esplanade as a venue for this event. They are happy to host us as long as some competitors stay for drinks or food. Please let me know if you are likely to stay for a meal after the event.

Jillian Devine 01243 432521 jillian [dot] devine [at] ntlworld [dot] com


Compass Sport Cup First Round: Entries Needed

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The first round of the Compass Sport Cup (national club competition) will be held on Sunday 13 March at Denny Lodge.

As this is a club event, entries are coordinated by the club captains. Please let me know as soon as possible (and definitely by 27 February) if you would like to run.

If you know that you are helping, let me know and I will indicate this on the entry form.



christine [at] curries [dot] org [dot] uk



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