Millyford Bridge Coaching Activity Saturday 7th March

Location: Millyford Bridge

Date: Saturday 7th March

Time: 10.30-12.00

Parking: At Millyford Bridge Car Park

GR: 270078. Nearest Postcode SO43 7GR at New Forest Inn, Emery Down. from here take the forest road west and the car park is  2 Km along the road on the right.

There will be courses available for all levels including Juniors and Beginners upwards.For experienced orienteers this morning is suitable to practice any skill you would like to: accurate bearings, route choice, attack points, improving on the little navigational problem you had at your last event? SOC coaching is free to SOC members. Cost £1 to non-SOC members.

If you plan to attend please contact Helen Wheelwright on helenamandaaa [at]

If you would like to help-either putting out controls or shadowing participants, please let me know. Thanks.

Organiser: Helen Wheelwright

Coaches: Colin Hicks, Kevin Bracher, Helen Wheelwright



February MapRun

Post-Activity Group Photo - Badger Farm

A rarity - a MapRun event on a clear, dry evening!

An excellent turn-out of 18 orienteers came out to navigate around the two areas of Badger Farm and Oliver's Battery on the Southern edge of Winchester.

Although the area is a little hilly, it didn't stop a few people belting round the course in impressive time.

A couple of people had some difficulty with the MapRun app being interrupted by the phone lockscreen on Android.  Disabling or setting the timeout to maximum for the duration of the activity should help in future.

An enjoyable social followed with a well earned pint or two nearby at The Bell Inn. 

If anyone wants to have a go (to see if they can beat Dave's time & score) the map can be downloaded below:


Wessex Night League Tables and last event of the series

The current league tables below prior to the British Night Championships and the final league event on Queens Park Bournemouth, further details
The league tables are following the SARUM event on Denny Wood:
Comments from Gavin: overall in the Open; Rob is odds on favourite for the win but second and third is still up for grabs. With the Ladies rumour has it Jo won’t be running at the British or Bournemouth so Becca still has a chance given two good runs – no pressure Becca! In the Handicap it looks like Gavin for the win, John Cook for second and Chris for third as John seems to cope better with the forest events. It could all come down to the last race. In the Ladies handicap Becca could still mix things up with Tereza and Jo. Again it could go down to the last race. Mike Frizzell is on course to have competed (or organised) in all 20 races – a brilliant feat Mike.

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