Zoom Reminder: Running Wild with SOC and Helen

A reminder that there is our regular Zoom social this Thursday 4th Feb at 20:00. One of our Club Coaches, Helen, will be showing us a useful training tool called Running Wild. It is a great tool for practicing our route choice selection and decision making under pressure. We will then have the opportunity to discuss the route choices in small groups. 

We have received some positive feedback from Natalie about the socials:

"The SOC zoom meetings have been a welcome addition to my locked down evenings in! Each meeting has a structured activity or discussion, from favourite Christmas present to a debate on the physical side verses the intellectual side of orienteering. I particularly enjoyed the evening on maps, in which Tamsin showed us how different orienteering terrain can be in far flung places, and Rob tested us on what you are allowed to run through or over on your way to the next control. We had discussions over the best routes to take and why. There’s always time for informal chat too, and I’ve found the meetings a valuable opportunity to get to know people – something there isn’t always time for at orienteering events."

Zoom details (the ID has changed from previous socials):

Zoom meeting ID: 984 5777 3825

Password: In the members area

The Zoom socials are now going on the SOC website as events. There is also now a dedicated page here: https://socweb.org/socials


Zoom Social Thursday 4th February at 20.00: Running Wild with SOC

After a short intro to the way that Running Wild works, have a go at planning the best route for you to the next control. Can you get there before the pacman catches you? Followed by relaxed discussion in break out rooms-why not bring your drinks and nibbles?

Zoom social Thursday 21st January 20:00 - the Map Special


This Thursday 21st January 20:00, we have our regular Zoom social. Last time, we tried out the breakout rooms which went really well and allow us a chance to talk and catch up in smaller groups.

This time we will have a focus on maps with some interesting international maps. We all love maps, right? Tamsin Moran will be the main host as she takes us orienteering around the world (from the comfort of our lounges).

As there's not really much on that moment, why don't you come along? Hopefully see you there! 

Next socials:
4th February - Helen Wheelwright (one of our Club Coaches) with some virtual coaching
18th February
4th March etc


Hi all

I've located a map of Chatsworth, which we talked about last time.  Also the one in Switzerland which was the first leg of a French 5 days, but it's Jura (Vaud) rather than Alps.

If anyone has an A3 scanner, it would help if we wanted to circulate the Chatsworth map. It's from the British Relays 1997!