Lakeside Community Fun Day

Thanks to Natalie, Roger, Bill and the Curries who manned the SOC stand at Lakeside Country Park's Community Fun Day today. The event was blessed with fantastic weather. Orienteering was one of many activities on offer alongside kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, weightlifting (!) and the park's miniature railway. The orienteering made use of the permanent orienteering course at Lakeside. If you fancy giving one of the courses on offer a go, you can obtain a map from the British Orienteering website.

Forthcoming Relays - urgent

Urgent - SARUM  Moonrakrakers Relay this Sunday 7th July 2019 - details attached.
Not so urgent! Furrow Hoppers Relay - SOC are current holders - Sunday 14th July 2019. Details On the WIM website

Suggest contact club captain Mary Nixon to ascertain whether she has any members expressing interest in either or both events.

"Mary Nixon" <mary.david.nixon(at)> 

Event Safety Workshop - Date Announced


Anyone who is acting as a planner, organiser, controller at an event, or running a coaching session for a club (unless they are a licenced coach) needs to have attended an event safety workshop which is required in order for them to be covered by the BOF insurance. SCOA is planning to hold another workshop during the next few months. If you are keen to attend the next workshop, which will be held on Saturday 7th September, close to Reading and will last about four hours, do let me know. Ian Moran (ian_moran(at)