Club News:

The SuffOC Punch has a New Editor!

The post of Punch editor has been vacant for a while, since both a Scottish university and a Scottish club enticed our previous editor to move up North. We're grateful that Louise Walker has now stepped into the breach and, now that orienteering is back on the road (and soon, hopefully, back in the forest!) hoping to get the next edition out by the end of August. Louise has already put out a request for articles via the club email list, so we'd better all get typing!

We'd like to thank our previous editor, Chloe, for all the work she did in this voluntary post, and wish her every success both on her course and with her new club.

Social MapRuns

We've now established permissions for our Simon Peck Summer Series & we also have a new venture, a series of Social MapRuns, as informal meets, open to all.

The SPSS events will have the normal format, i.e. a choice from 3 or 4  linear courses with SI timing, while the Social MapRuns will be score courses using GPS tracking.  The Social MapRuns are unashamedly based on the successful format used by local running clubs - meet near a pub, run, return to said pub for refreshment and chat.

The Social MapRuns will each involve a 60 minute "Street-O" score course where you will need to use the MapRun6 (or its predecessor, MapRunF) app on your smartphone.  In addition, carrying a printed map is an option which makes route planning easier - and is a necessity if you run with the MapRunG app on your Garmin sports watch.

The Social MapRuns planned so far are:

8th June       Moreton Hall
22nd June    Kesgrave
13th July      Great Cornard
27th July      Woodbridge
10th August  Combs Ford, Stowmarket
31st August   TBC

If you haven't used the MapRun app before you can find details on our MapRun pages. All will be welcome, whatever their level of experience, so please encourage your friends to have a go!

Our Next Events:


27th July 2021

For our fourth Social MapRun we have a Street-O in the north of Woodbridge, a 60 minute Score Course using GPS tracking, timing and recording with the MapRun app. Again, it's planned as a social event, with an opportunity to chat afterwards - Ray Kingdom will be our host for the evening so please email him if you plan to join us (there's no entry fee).

27/07/2021 - 19:00
Social MapRun, Activity

Combs Ford

10th August 2021

Social MapRun 5 will be a Street-O in Combs Ford, Stowmarket. As with the previous events, it will be a 60 minute Score Course using GPS tracking, timing and recording with the MapRun app. The original course, planned in 2020, has been extended & updated for the evening, but it will still start & finish at the bridge in Pikes Meadow. We hope that you will join us Smile

10/08/2021 - 19:00
Social MapRun, Activity