Club News:

Presentation to John & June

At our Haughley Park event on Sunday the club made a presentation to John & June Webb in recognition of their outstanding contribution to orienteering in Suffolk. The committee had spent some time discussing the ideal gift for two dedicated orienteers & decided that a large-scale map of Ickworth Park, together with a purpose-made 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle based on the map, would be perfect.

John & June have been involved with the club for well over 40 years: planning, mapping, acting as committee members & volunteering at events, in addition to competing (which they still do as an M80 & W85). Martin Hore introduced the presentation - you can read his text here & find further reminiscences on our "Looking Back" webpage.

SuffOC MapRun League

Have you tried any of our MapRun courses? We now have a variety of courses, situated in many parts of the county - enough for us to be able to set up a Club League for these courses, in addition to our regular league for official events. Sarah has set up a pilot league for the remaining months in 2020 & this will be scaled up for next year.

There are 5 courses which will enable you to score league points until the end of September, in Woodbridge, Ipswich East, Cedars Park (Stowmarket), Hardwick & Nowton (Bury St Edmunds) & Brandon Country Park. Additional courses will be added to the list from August onwards - the first of these is at Kesgrave, followed by Newmarket North.

You can find full details of the league here.

If you haven't tried MapRun yet - they're great fun, & this page will help you to get started. It might be worth practising on a course which isn't on our league list to enable you to sort out the technical bits first - all our courses are listed here.

Our Next Events:

Tunstall Forest

15th November

This will be in a different section of the forest to our last event at Tunstall - the extensive re-mapping has quietly continued as lockdown has eased - further details in due course.

15/11/2020 - 10:00

West Harling

3rd January 2021

The first of our scheduled events of 2021 will be in the forest at West Harling - an area containing mixed woodland which, although lacking in contours, has various tracks, paths, chalk pits, tumuli & distinctive trees to aid navigation. There will be a range of courses to suit everyone, from experienced orienteers to complete newcomers & from juniors to those of more advanced years. Further details in due course.

03/01/2021 - 10:00