Club News:

ESSOL 2016 - 2017

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!

Summer Series 2017

Next up: our second event at Nowton Park. There's an additional training session for members of EA 'O' clubs: please contact Simon Hooton at if you're planning to take part.

Our Next Events:

Ipswich High School, Woolverstone Park

9th July

This is the third event in our 2017 Simon Peck Summer Series. Beginners are welcome to "Come & try orienteering", learning to navigate their way around parkland, woodland, gardens & school buildings on this private estate with spectacular views of the Orwell Estuary. There will be three courses of approx. 2, 3.2 & 4.2Km as measured directly between control points on the map, but actual distances will be longer due to the "uncrossable" buildings, walls & fences. Competitive orienteers will treat the courses as a sprint-style event but beginners are welcome to walk the routes if they prefer. Electronic timing will be used - newcomers can borrow SI cards on the day. Help & advice is available & there will be a technical training session concentrating on "Control Flow" for club members.

The EAOA AGM will also be held at this venue at 13:30

09/07/2017 - 10:30
Local, Come & Try It, Summer Series, Training

Haughley Park

23rd September 2017

The final event in our 2017 Simon Peck Summer Series will be held in the popular Haughley Park, near Stowmarket. Beginners are welcome to "Come & try orienteering" in a rural parkland & woodland setting & will learn to do a "score event" - which means visiting as many controls as you can in the time allowed - & there will also be an additional challenge for those with more experience. Everyone will start at together 10:45 and electronic timing with SI cards will be used (newcomers will be able to borrow these). Advice & coaching will be available; full details in due course.

For SuffOC members, the 2017 AGM will be held at Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell at 12:00



23/09/2017 - 10:30
Local, Come & Try It, Summer Series, Training