Invitation to Event Safety Workshop Sat 2nd June, Hythe

SOC are running an Event Safety Workshop on Sat 2nd Jun.

You need to have attended an Event Safety Workshop before you plan or organise an event. The course includes a number of practical exercises and provides useful examples of good planning and organising practice that will be helpful to aspiring event officials and those who would like a refresher. I'd also like to invite members who might like to contribute their experience to the session (subject to numbers).

If you would like to attend please contact me as soon as possible and I will provide additional details.

Permanent Orienteering Courses Update.

The POCs at Itchen Valley Country Park are temporarily closed due to extensive Forestry work in the wooded area around the reservoir. This should be finished by the end of the year when this whole area will need remapping and I will get the chance to add some new controls and re-jig the courses.

The POC at Lakeside country Park is all finished but unfortunately they have still not decided how to sell / distribute the POC leaflets. If anyone is interested in trying the simple courses here they can contact myself and I can email them a pdf version of the map and instructions.

50th November Classic Celebration

To celebrate the great achievement of 50 November Classics, the SOC committee would like to invite members past and present and their partners to a celebratory meal. The meal will be held at Bramshaw Golf Club (near Cadnam) on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 6pm for 6.30pm.

Full details of the menu are in the attached pdf. If you would like to come, please contact Barbara or Christine by 11 October.

SOC Wessex Night League in Romsey Thursday 12th

SOC are hosting the next event in the popular Wessex Night orienteering League on Thursday 12th January. The event will be based around the streets of Romsey, visiting a number of different intricate areas including the town centre and varying residential areas. The event is a 60 minute score with 30 controls to collect within the time limit. 

The event will be based out of the Phoenix Pub in the centre of town with good food and drink available for post race refreshment. Full details on the event page.

Please wear reflective clothing and bring a head torch. 

SOC Store Keys - have you got one?

I'm aware there are a number of keys to the SOC Equipment Store (at Rollesbrook Gardens) in circulation.  

I'm pulling togther a list of key holders (and where they live) to make it easy for people who aren't designated key holders to make contact to collect / return keys.  

Please let me know by the end of September if you have a Store Key and the area where you live. If you have a Store Key you no longer need, bring it along to any of our upcoming events and I'll willingly relieve you of it!  

Thanks, Lisa 

SN SEOUL/UKUL Urban Event - Saturday 16th July

Pre-entries on line for the SEOUL/UKUL Urban Event at Goldsworth Park closed on the 10th July but the organisers are printing extra maps for late/EOD entries. Event details are on the SN web site at and if you wish to reserve a map ahead of turning up on the day then it is strongly recommended that you e-mail the Organiser in advance. See event flyer and final details for further course/class info.