Members' Zoom!

The club's first online meeting was a great success. Eight members met in an Zoom meeting for a chat. Rob Finch gave us a run-down on his Trail-O experiences during lockdown which have taken him (virtually) to areas all over the world - from Finland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to Mozambique and Playmobil World! If you fancy giving it a try, take a look at Stage 3 of Lockdown Orienteering's World Orienteering Day event, try one of the many training events, or compete against Rob and others in the T.O.R.U.S. Cup. Oh, and if like me, you don't know your PreO from your TempO, look at the information on the British Orienteering website.

The plan is to repeat the format with another meeting at 8:30pm on 11 June. Members can find the login details for the event here. If you have any problems, or have something you'd like to share (doesn't have to be orienteering related - just likely of interest to orienteers) then drop me an webmaster [at] (email).

Tamsin Moran will be doing the talk next Thursday (11th June) on her experience of orienteering in Australia. Tamsin did an exchange out there a couple of years ago and assisted with coaching and mapping. A few top British orienteers do this every year. 

SOC Facebook Group for Members Discussion

We have a Facebook group for any Club Members who would like to discuss training, events or anything orienteering related! It's been quiet for a while (and slightly repurposed) but with current social distancing in place, and no proper orienteering events for a while, we thought it would be good to get some chat and discussion going. Obviously not everyone has Facebook, but for those who do it would be great if you joined and got involved. 

Join here:


This week's entertainment courtesy of the Currie household is a set of anagrams of SOC areas. Answers on the back of a postcard to the usual address!

  1. Breezy nun quicker to ale path.
  2. Ben did.
  3. Egg grins at trunk.
  4. Epic royals take drunk.
  5. Dull rhino.
  6. Lofty manure.
  7. Firm hat.
  8. Hen has lice.
  9. Let's surf.
  10. We talk crab.
  11. Pig and mother.
  12. Slow or odd.
  13. How dwarfs nod.
  14. Ciao pa! Turn to rocky rivalry.
  15. Thawing herald.
  16. Tea heal myth.
  17. Elk wants tubs.
  18. Truly real navy checkpoint.
  19. Bore odd owl.
  20. Punky star can't run too.

Thanks to Alastair for spotting the mistake with number nine which has now been updated.

Thanks for putting these an-o-grams together. I love the surreal images that some of your anagrams conjure up and it was amazing how you managed to skilfully conceal so many country parks!!


Thanks, helen

Congratulations to Andrew Nash who took me quite literally and whose (correct) answers duly arrived on the back of a very nice postcard of the Lake District!