Club News:

Simon Peck Summer Series 2021

Now that restrictions are beginning to be lifted we have two events to look forward to in June. The first is on Sunday 6th in the Bridge Wood section of Orwell Country Park - an area well known for its contours and, though we've held events there previously, never fails to challenge! A newly-mapped area - the West Suffolk town of Clare - will be the venue for our second event on June 20th. The event will be centred on the Clare Castle Country Park, enabling the younger Juniors to have traffic-free courses while adults can explore the interesting mix of ancient and modern in the rest of the town.

If you're wondering how best to train for these events - or would just like to do some additional orienteering without travelling too far - all our virtual courses are still available, & have, in fact, been increasing in number! The newest version of the app is MapRun6 & you can find our course locations summarised on this page. If you haven't tried any yet you'll find the background information here.

Refresh & Improve Your Skills

The second of the Mapping webinars is on Tuesday 4th May - this is the one which Martin is helping to present. For further details & links to the registration page see this news item. If you weren't able to take part in the first one you can still watch a recording from the British Orienteering Webinar page.

The previous evening we have our own online club session. Clive is running this session, with help from Sally & Simon. The session will include an initial presentation, trying out selected courses on Running Wild, small group discussions &, if you're lucky, even a fun quiz! All members should have received information about this - there's still time to apply, just email Clive.

Our Next Events:

Simon Peck Summer Series

1: Bridge Wood

6th June 2021

The first of our Simon Peck Summer Series will be held in this attractive wood on the slopes leading down to the River Orwell. The area provides an excellent opportunity to practise identifying contour and vegetation detail - what better way to get back into orienteering after lockdown?!

There will be three courses: Nice and easy (1.7km 40m climb), Not too bad (2.0km 45m climb) and Harder (3.6km 115m climb). The cost will be £4 for adults, £2 for juniors and £5 for groups.

We'll be following the British Orienteering guidelines for a Covid-safe event & all participants will need to pre-register. Entries are limited to SuffOC members until 14th May, & all club members should have received an email with details of the event. Any remaining places will be available for other experienced orienteers after that date.

06/06/2021 - 10:30
Local, Summer Series

Simon Peck Summer Series

2: Clare

20th June 2021

Our second Summer event will be held in the small town of Clare, which lies between Haverhill & Sudbury & which has been newly mapped for the occasion. The event will be based at Clare Castle Country Park and the adult courses will include the parkland, the Augustinian Priory, the mediaeval town square and the ancient common with its earthworks, together with the more modern residential areas. Junior courses will be based in the parkland & adjacent quiet roads.

The British Orienteering guidelines for a Covid-safe event indicate that all participants need to pre-register: details of the entry process will be published in due course.

20/06/2021 - 10:30
Local, Summer Series