On the basis of better late than never, a notification that Tuesday night runs for September have moved to Rufus Stone. A venue carefully chosen so that, as the evenings draw in, we can still start at 6:30pm and make the most of any available light by finishing runs across the open plain. If you're interested in running and are not already on the mailing list, let me know.
Orienteering is mostly seen as an individual sport and there are very few opportunities for members to 'run for their club' - Compass Sport Cup and occasional relays - and yet many members like the idea of representing or running for their club. However the SCOA league has recently introduced an inter-club competition, so now there are more local opportunities to do just that - run for your club. There are 8 colour courses/classes to choose from at each event, from White to Brown. The scoring has been devised to encourage participation: the more club members that complete a course, the higher the points awarded to everyone. You can find the rules here https://www.scoa-orienteering.org.uk/content/scoa-league-rules-2018-19
There are 7 SCOA league events over the next few months, all but one within an hour's drive or closer, and all on good areas. For those further away, why not share transport with other club members!
Bucklebury, the first one, will be on an excellent area used by the longest courses at this year's JK, just east of Newbury. Fritham is on our doorstep. Sidbury is just north of Tidworth, NW of Andover. Wendover is the farthest, on the Chiltern hills near Aylesbury (about 100 miles), but a really good area and well worth the journey. Pamber is a little north of Basingstoke. The WIM event in Feb 2020 is back in the New Forest, so very close to home.
So let's see if we can have a really good turnout of SOC members at the SCOA League events this season.
SCOA League for 2019-20