Permanent Orienteering Courses Update.

The POCs at Itchen Valley Country Park are temporarily closed due to extensive Forestry work in the wooded area around the reservoir. This should be finished by the end of the year when this whole area will need remapping and I will get the chance to add some new controls and re-jig the courses.

The POC at Lakeside country Park is all finished but unfortunately they have still not decided how to sell / distribute the POC leaflets. If anyone is interested in trying the simple courses here they can contact myself and I can email them a pdf version of the map and instructions.


50th November Classic Celebration

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To celebrate the great achievement of 50 November Classics, the SOC committee would like to invite members past and present and their partners to a celebratory meal. The meal will be held at Bramshaw Golf Club (near Cadnam) on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 6pm for 6.30pm.

Full details of the menu are in the attached pdf. If you would like to come, please contact Barbara or Christine by 11 October.


SOC Wessex Night League in Romsey Thursday 12th

SOC are hosting the next event in the popular Wessex Night orienteering League on Thursday 12th January. The event will be based around the streets of Romsey, visiting a number of different intricate areas including the town centre and varying residential areas. The event is a 60 minute score with 30 controls to collect within the time limit. 

The event will be based out of the Phoenix Pub in the centre of town with good food and drink available for post race refreshment. Full details on the event page.

Please wear reflective clothing and bring a head torch. 


SOC Store Keys - have you got one?

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I'm aware there are a number of keys to the SOC Equipment Store (at Rollesbrook Gardens) in circulation.  

I'm pulling togther a list of key holders (and where they live) to make it easy for people who aren't designated key holders to make contact to collect / return keys.  

Please let me know by the end of September if you have a Store Key and the area where you live. If you have a Store Key you no longer need, bring it along to any of our upcoming events and I'll willingly relieve you of it!  

Thanks, Lisa 


SN SEOUL/UKUL Urban Event - Saturday 16th July

Pre-entries on line for the SEOUL/UKUL Urban Event at Goldsworth Park closed on the 10th July but the organisers are printing extra maps for late/EOD entries. Event details are on the SN web site at and if you wish to reserve a map ahead of turning up on the day then it is strongly recommended that you e-mail the Organiser in advance. See event flyer and final details for further course/class info.


Cake Sale

Michael and Laura Ellis will be holding a cake sale at the Summer Series Event on the 23rd April to raise money for their Expedition to Tanzania in 2017 where they will be completing the building of community projects, Laura's is an adults skills centre and Michael's a primary school. Please bring your money and refuel after your run! Thank you.


Compass Sport Cup First Round: Entries Needed

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The first round of the Compass Sport Cup (national club competition) will be held on Sunday 13 March at Denny Lodge.

As this is a club event, entries are coordinated by the club captains. Please let me know as soon as possible (and definitely by 27 February) if you would like to run.

If you know that you are helping, let me know and I will indicate this on the entry form.




SOC O tops have arrived

The second order of SOC O tops have arrived. Everyone who ordered an O top should have received an email from me informing you that they had arrived. The club also has a small amount of stock for sale so if you didn't order and would like a club shirt, then let me know or find me at an event. I plan on handing out the O tops at the King's Garn Gutter event on Sunday and at the Christmas social. The O tops are £22.50 for short sleeves or £27.00 for long. 


Event Safety Workshop, Sat 3rd Oct

There will be an Event Safety Workshop on Sat 3rd Oct. This is a requirement for anyone organising or controlling an event of Level C and above and may be of interest to planners or as a refresher if you have previously attended such a workshop.

Timing expected to be morning. Venue tbc but aiming for Eastleigh. Please contact Di Smith to register your place.



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