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South Midlands Orienteering Club


See below for the following updates:
  • Keyne-O Series 2019 - Event 1: Loughton Valley Park
  • Club nights - update
  • Dates for your diary

Keyne-O Series 2019 

Sunday 3rd March - Loughton Valley Park

The first in a series of informal orienteering events suitable for beginners, more experienced orienteers and runners. The courses cover the parkland along the Loughton brook, including Roman remains and the famous Concrete Cows. Longer courses will also have an interesting urban element, taking in some of the surrounding housing estates.

If you haven't tried orienteering before, someone will be available to explain the basics and point you in the right direction. Entry is on the day so no need to pre-enter. No special equipment is needed - just wear whatever you would for a walk or run in the park.

Courses available will be:

Amble - 2.7 km - Very straightforward. Suitable for complete novices, whatever their level of fitness. Does not cross any roads. Please take care through the underpass close to the start of the course, as the footbridge is narrow and dark.

Trot - 4.2 km - Suitable for confident navigators of all ages. Does not cross any roads. Includes a railway footbridge which may be slippery when wet or icy.

Short run - 5.1 km - Similar to Trot but crosses several estate roads and is not suitable for unaccompanied juniors under 16. Includes a railway footbridge which may be slippery when wet or icy.

Run - 6.4 km - A longer course that is an extensive tour of the area, only suitable for fit and reasonably experienced orienteers. Crosses many estate roads and is not suitable for unaccompanied juniors under 16. Includes a railway footbridge which may be slippery when wet or icy.


Parking is at Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, Bradwell Abbey. Postcode MK13 9AP.

See the website for more details.
 

Club nights - 2019 

2nd and 4th Thursdays from April to September

Club nights are for all members whether old hands, just starting out or members of other clubs. We'll even be happy to welcome along potential club members for a session or two before signing you up. This year are are putting on a mixture of technical training led by our Club Coach Steve Hardy, plus Street-O led by club members at various locations around MK.

See the website for more details.

We are still looking for volunteers to organise club nights on 25th April and 26th September.
Please contact Debbie if you can help with this!

Dates for your diary... 


Why not try these other Orienteering Events run by our neighboring clubs:
 
10th March WAOC Royston and Therfield Heath (Urban)
24th March NOR Sheringham Park (EA Champs)
     

Please also save the following dates for important club fixtures:
 
17th March 2019 Bentley Woods CompassSport Trophy Qualifier
7th April 2019 Salcey Forest SMOC's EA League Regional Event
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