Doing the Full Monty in Tankersley?

We have got a good team together  for the Compass Sport Trophy Finals in Tankersley, near Sheffield, but a few more SOC competitors might just help us "go all the way!"

Numbers are growing in the club, which is great, but it could be that this is our last chance to be a big fish in a small sea, in the Trophy section, rather than up against some really big clubs in the Cup section.

Just a reminder, the Final is on 17th October and the deadline for entries to be notified to me is Monday, 27th September. To sign up please contact helenamandaaa [at]



Results for Dibden

Provisional results are on

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First event back in the New Forest since last December. A pity that more people didn't take advantage of the beautiful weather. 60 out of a possible 100 entry is disappointing, especially for the organising team and the planner.

World Orienteering Day at a Retirement Village

Did you realise Wednesday 8th September 2021 was World Orienteering Day? Helen Wheelright and I celebrated this fact by giving an orienteering talk and "O" exercises at the Stanbridge Earls Retirement Village at Awbridge, Romsey. With the help of Mark Light I produced an "O" map of the grounds. Helen did a Powerpoint presentation and outside we did a grid cone exercise to introduce the importance of orientation, distance and direction. Then a star exercise using the map of the grounds, where the participants visited two or three controls at a time until they had completed the 12 or had done sufficient! Two of the participants didn't make it to the photo.

Participants and coaches at Stanbridge Earls

Shown in the photo is the form for the event registration for World Orienteering Day and and the grounds map. 
We are hoping to see these newcomers at the upcoming SOC Saturdays.