SOC Successful in Military League South 08-09 Series

[img_assist|nid=196|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=200|height=147]In the overall combined military and civilian results of this seasons Military League South series SOC have been very successful. Sam Massey came an excellent 6th overall and 1st civilian, Philip Eeles came 10th overall and 2nd civilian. SOC were also the civilian club winners, for the third year running, this time followed by SO, BOK and SN.

[img_assist|nid=195|title=|desc=|link=node|align=right|width=200|height=199]This established series is run by the Military for whom orienteering is classed as official training for its physical exercise, navigation and decision making demands. Civilians are also welcomed and encouraged to take part in the League and numbers have grown over the years. Events are on Wednesday's from September to May and this season comprised 23 events of which 13 counted to overall scores and positions in the League. According to quick calculations from the final results a total of 1,723 individual competitors entered these events of which 353 were civilian from 39 clubs. The largest numbers of civilian club runners were naturally from those clubs based near the majority of the events in the South Central / East of England. SO had 38, SOC and BADO had 35 with the next being BOK 29, SN 28, WIM 26, TVOC 24, SARUM 23 and BKO 22.

Hut Wood Local Event


Sat 16th May 2009

Type or Series



Hut Wood, Chandlers Ford

Organiser: Simon Bevan


Yellow, Orange, Green


Seniors £3.00, Juniors £1.00, Emit Hire £1.00

Map Scale

1: 7500

Car Parking adjacent to Forest and also on Forest Roads

Email simon.bevan [at]

Tel 07881 502237

Dorset Coast Path Relay


Sat 11th Jul 2009

Type or Series

Running Relay


Dorset Coast Path

Jon Forster (Team Captain)

Jon Forster has once again agreed to round up an SOC team for the annual Dorset Coast Path Relay. This year, the event takes place on Saturday July 11th. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Jon.

For those who don't know, the relay is to raise funds for the South West Junior Squad and involves teams from different clubs running from Lyme Regis along the coast path to Sandbanks. Team members take it in turns to run with each team having as many members as you can muster with each running as often and as far as they like. A typically tactic is therefore to closely space your runners up the steep hills so each only has to sprint a short distance. In short: the more the merrier! Further details can be found on the event website.