Club News:

Suffolk Schools Orienteering Championships 2018

This year's Suffolk Schools Orienteering Championships were held on Thursday 24th May. There had previously been regional heats in Eye, Beyton & Bury St Edmunds & ten teams from eight schools had qualified for the final, held for the second year running at the Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre in Thetford Forest.

Congratulations to all who took part, particularly to the teams from Debenham who achieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the individual pairs event and who also won the team competition, and our thanks to Clive & Simon from SuffOC and the staff from the various schools involved. The complete report and results list can be downloaded from our website..

Several Recounts Needed...

Congratulations to our Juniors for winning the regional Yvette Baker Trophy Heat at Danbury Park on 13th May. It was a nail-biting time while the number crunching - & re-checking - was carried out, but SuffOC won by one point over Hertfordshire OC, with Essex Stragglers a mere one point behind in 3rd place. The team results have been summarised here and the full event results can be read on the Essex Stragglers' website.

Our team will go on to compete in the final in Arrow Park, near Redditch, on 1st July..

Our Next Events:

Simon Peck

Summer Series 1

Bridge Wood

10th June

Come and try orienteering in one of the few local areas which allows you to practise "reading" the contours! The mapped area is in a lovely wood (part of Orwell Country Park) which leads down to the Orwell Estuary. Beginners & families welcome - our summer events are an excellent introduction to the sport - & help & advice will be on hand to get you started. There'll also be a longer course for more experienced members.
Further details in due course..

10/06/2018 - 10:30
Local, Come & Try It, Summer Series

Moreton Hall Estate

8th July 2018

The second event in our Simon Peck Summer Series will provide a chance to run the roads and paths of the Moreton Hall Estate in Bury St Edmunds. This is a good opportunity for beginners to learn the skills involved in urban orienteering & there will also be a course to challlenge more experienced orienteers. Further details in due course.

08/07/2018 - 10:30
Local, Come & Try It, Summer Series