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South Midlands Orienteering Club

See below for the following updates:
  • Training session - Saturday 7th December (Great Linford)
  • New Year's Day - Mini Event & Party
  • Membership renewal reminder
  • Reports & News
  • Dates for your diary

Training Session - Great Linford Saturday 7th December 


SMOC are hosting the East Anglian Junior Squad training session from 10am-1pm on Saturday 7th December. Steve & Freya have planned exercises for you to practice navigating accurately at speed in preparation for urban and sprint races.

This training is free for all SMOC members so come along and try the exercises on offer. We have hired the Great Linford Cricket Pavilion and will meet there at 10am. We will stop for festive refreshments half way through the training and will finish around 1pm. 

Parking at Great Linford Cricket Ground : MK14 5AX
Time: 10am - 1pm


New Year's Day - Mini Event & Party 



Join us to celebrate the New Year with a Mini O-event and party on 1st January 2020! 

All members welcome!

We have booked the Woolstone Community Centre as our base and there will be orienteering courses open with starts from 1.30pm-2pm followed by food, drinks and games.

This event is free to all SMOC members but please email Jaya to let her know if you are going to come along so that we can plan for catering & maps!

Parking at  : MK15 0AJ
Time: 1.30pm - 4pm (starts from 1.30pm -2pm and courses close at 2.45pm)

Renew your membership!  


It is that time of year when you need to renew your membership to British Orienteering and SMOC. All you need to do is to log into your account on the BOF website to pay online.

Club News & Reports


There are 4 new reports for you to read on our news page!

King Offa's Dyke Race 2019
Ed Jones tells us about his latest ultrarun challenge, along the 185 miles of the Offa's Dyke Path. You will never be able justify walking during your 5k training jog! Read Ed's report 

Strong SMOC showing in the UK Urban League

Always wondered what urban orienteering is? Read Ian Byrne's informative article, and find out how SMOCies have been faring this year.

SMOC Training Weekend 2019

Twelve SMOCies travelled to the New Forest for technical coaching by Coach of the Year Jason Falconer. Read Freya's report.

The Other SMOC

Do you know that there exists another SMOC? In addition to the Southern Mini Owners Club, there is an orienteering club with the same acronym as us. Ian Byrne was in the vicinity so decided to find out more. Read about his findings.


Dates for your diary... 

Please save the following dates for important club fixtures:
15th March 2020 Aspley Heath Compass Sport Cup & Trophy Qualifier
5th April 2020 Howe Park Wood      First Keyne-O of 2020
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