The EAOA AGM was held after SuffOC's summer event at Ipswich High School, Woolverstone on Sunday and our congratulations go to Andrew Elliott who was presented with the Bill Stevens Trophy. This trophy is awarded annually to someone who has contributed greatly to orienteering in East Anglia, often by working in the background, & Andrew has been the EAOA treasurer for some time, in addition to carrying out the same role for our club.
The final event in the Essex & Suffolk Schools 'O' League took place at Wivenhoe last weekend and there were several SuffOC Juniors on the podium. Although not everyone was present on Sunday, individual age-category awards for their perfomances across the series of events went to: Barney (First place), Bronwen (Second place), Theo, Ben, Tim and Jack (Third place). In addition, Alice and Lottie were placed First and Third respectively from the Barnardiston Hall entries. Congratulations, everyone!
The 2017 Suffolk Schools Orienteering Championships was held at the Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre on Thursday 25th May 2017. Six schools had qualified for the final in regional heats and each school brought two pairs of orienteers to the final, which was a 20 minute score event. Congratulations to all involved, particularly to Chilton Community Primary School, Stowmarket for coming 1st and 2nd in the pairs event and therefore also winning the team competition.
Preparations for our 2017 Summer Series are well underway. These events are an excellent introduction to the sport - beginners, including families, are welcome. Walk or run, individually or in small groups - it's your choice!