British Long & Relay Champs 21st-22nd March

SOC needs you! 

The British Long Distance and Relay Champs weekend is the 21-22 March. The weekend is being held near Liphook, Hampshire. As the event is very local this year, it would be great to have a really big SOC turnout for both days of this event. 

I am coordinating relay teams for SOC (we already have 14 orienteers keen, almost 5 teams). Relays are teams of 3. If you've not run a relay before, they are good fun. The first person starts more like a normal running race but the courses you run have "forking" - with everyone running slightly different variations of the same course. In some ways, this makes the navigation easier as there is more likely to be people around! 

More info on the website here.

Why you should sign up:

  • New area for orienteering (apparently excellent!)
  • <60mins drive from Southampton
  • Similar Southern Forest to what we're all used to! 
  • SOC will pay the relay entry fee this year (previously paid half)
  • Sociable fun day for the Club

First entry deadline for the individual races (which are the day before) are the this Sunday 26th January, so get your individual entries in now for the cheapest entry then...

Please let me know if you'd like to run in a relay team.

We'll aim to take advantage of the early cheaper deadline, so please respond as soon as possible and ideally by Saturday 22nd February.

Looking forward to it,

Rob robertfinch615 (at)

SOC Committee and acting Team Captain for the British weekend

JK Relay 2019 photo - 6 SOC teams, can we beat it?