Club News:

BSOC 2021

Our congratulations to Barnardiston Hall School for winning the Middle School Trophy at the British Schools Orienteering Championships at Stowe Park, Buckinghamshire on Sunday 21st November. There were two SuffOC Juniors competing at the Championships: James contributed to Barnardiston's First place in both the "Middle Schools" and the "Y7 Boys" categories, while Ben helped The Perse Upper School to gain fourth position against other "Large Secondaries".


Congratulations to Barney Steventon-Barnes who has been selected to join the GB Talent Squad South.  The performance pathway for junior orienteers has been improved this year by having three squads across the country (South, North and Scotland) and this will lower the amount of travelling for squad members and coaches.  Barney was selected through his performances at a number of selection races in 2021.  These squads are a natural progression from the regional squads for talented juniors.

Barney was also selected to take part in the 2021 training camp, held this year in Scotland instead of Sweden (because of travel restrictions). His account of the training, both in the dune areas of the Moray coast and in the beautiful Glen Affric, will feature in a future edition of the club "Punch" magazine.

Our Next Events:

Bridge Wood

Club Training

27th November 2021

Postponed due to the weather forecast, & the probability of the Orwell Bridge being closed, making access to the site difficult.

We are holding an afternoon training session, together with SOS, for club members in the well-contoured Bridge Wood section of Orwell Country Park. The session is likely to last for 2 hours. All abilities are welcome; there will be a range of activities and several coaches, from both clubs, to offer advice. Further details to follow - please email Clive Wilkinson if you're interested in taking part.

27/11/2021 - 13:00

Tunstall Forest

5th December 2021

It will be good to hold a forest event again! Tunstall is the most easterly of our mapped forest areas, & this event will be in the "Central, AKA Viking" area, most of which hasn't been used for orienteering for at least 15 years. Martin has been quietly carrying out extensive surveying & re-mapping as lockdown has eased, and this is scheduled to be a Regional and East Anglia League event, with the full range of courses up to Brown.

Newcomers will be welcome, as the range of courses on offer ensures that there will be something to suit all ages and abilities, & advice will be available both with the entry system & on the day.

Entry will be via the Fabian4 website, or by pre-booked payment on the day. Both types of entry open on 8th & close on the 27th November. The Preliminary Details file has been updated (22/11/21) & can be downloaded from the link below, & there's additional information in our Winter Events Newsletter.

05/12/2021 - 10:00
Regional, EA League