SOC Level D - Wilverley and Yew Tree Bottom Sun 8th Oct 2023

Organiser's comments

We hope you enjoyed the orienteering today at Wilverley and Yew Tree Bottom. We were fortunate to have a lovely sunny day and the ice cream van in attendance!

Many thanks to all those SOC members who helped make the day a success. Our planner, Paul Thwaites, for the challenging courses, Terry Smith, who managed the computing and produced the results in record time and all the other helpers.

There is a link to Routegadget below. Plot your route, watch an animation of your run against others on your course, upload your GPS tracks and check out your performance with splits analysis.

Pete Davis

Planner's Comments

Well done to all who braved the October weather. I hope nobody got too wet (Steve).

I tried to make the courses as challenging as possible on a not-too-technical map requiring significant updates. All the comments I received were quite positive and I think most people had a good day. Thank you to Kevin and Lisa for getting up early doors to help hang controls and to all who helped to collect controls at the end.

Thank you Pete for a well-organised day and Terry for all the help at download.

Paul Thwaites

Lost Property

Left at Registration: An Oxbow fleece. Please contact me at entries [at] (entries[at]socweb[dot]org) to be reunited.

Click here for RouteGadget.

Jon Steed's headcam on the Green course.



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Results by Class with Colour Standards 293.45 KB
Splits: Blue 94.11 KB
Splits: Green 99.14 KB
Splits: Short Green 64.01 KB
Splits: Orange 31.05 KB
Splits: Yellow 15.42 KB

Abbotswood MapRun

The Abbotswood MapRun is now live in the app and will be available for the next next months. Come along to the start at 6:30 pm on Thursday 12th October for a mass start or, if you prefer, complete it in your own time and just come to the Dog and Crook, Braishfield from 7:30 pm for the social.

For those new to MapRun, the free app tracks your route and will beep when you reach a control site. The app also displays the map, but most participants prefer to print a paper map from the provided PDF to navigate with. This means you can just strap your phone to your arm.

You don't have to use the mobile app though. If you have a compatible Garmin watch, you can download the course onto it and leave your phone behind. Or use any GPS watch to record your route and then upload it to the MapRun website afterwards. Or just print the map and run! With these last two options, you'll have to rely on your map reading to know when you're in the right place but that adds to the challenge!

First SCOA League Event

SARUM will host the first SCOA league event of the season at Grovely East on Sunday 15th October. See the attached flyer for more details.

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Grovely October 2023 Flyer.pdf 555.38 KB