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Virtual Orienteering Courses

Orienteering anytime using a smartphone

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MapRun is a free app that allows you to run a course without any physical infrastructure on the ground - instead your position is recorded by the phones’ GPS. You can run solo or as a group anytime and your time can be compared with others.

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Permanent Orienteering Courses (POCs)

Orienteering anytime

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These courses have permanent markers at control points (also known as check points) with a code and an orienteering logo attached. All the controls are shown on an overprinted orienteering map that you can download from the Saxons or British Orienteering or in most cases obtain on site.

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Club News

Summer evening event at Perry Wood

Event date: Wed 22 Jun

We hope you enjoyed your run at Perry Wood - what a lovely evening for a run/walk/jog around the woods.

Generally maprun didn't ping for one or two controls per competitor, so here are the final adjusted results, and including those who...

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Ightham local event

Event date: Sun 29 May

Thanks to Sarah for designing courses that challenged both fitness and navigation over challenging terrain and Karen for seemless organisation.

Any issues contact mapping(at)saxons-oc.org


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Kent Orienteering League final

Shorne Woods Country Park

Entries open. Who will win or place in the top 3 in each class?

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Saxons at the Sunny Sussex weekend

SE Middle Distance podium: Sarah, Jill Blount & Julie Cleary, Source:Mark Glaisher

Southdowns' Events Jamboree: 3 events over a nice and sunny (as it says on the tin!) weekend

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Latest edition of SaxAlert

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Is now available

This is a bumper edition celebrating our 50th anniversary, so do have a look.

Other recent editions are also now viewable in Club Info

Mon 23 MayRead more…

Saxons are having fun at the JK!

Saxons and friends picnic after day 2, Source:Sarah Scarbrough

Saxons away in South Wales

Two days of orienteeing are over, with successes for some. To celebrate we held a fish and chips picnic in a local park in Abertillery

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Early Easter Eggs at the British Relay Championships!

Alison, Austin & Sarah anticipating their Easter Eggs, Source:Brendon Howe

A weekend of Championship Orienteering in the South East

Three years in the making, the Classic (Long) and Relay Championships were held in forests not previously used for orienteering - a rarity in the south east.

Sun 27 MarRead more…

Another CompassSport award for SaxAlert

Spot the control!, Source:Graham Denney

CompassSport magazine makes annual awards for content and covers for club magazines. This year Graham Denney has won the Best Cover award for this image of the submarine, Ocelot at the Chatham Historic Dockyard. 

Sun 27 MarRead more…

Saxons qualify for CompassSport Trophy Final

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After a thrilling day of racing at Balcombe at the CSC Cup and Trophy SE heats, Saxons finished first overall in the Trophy competition!

Sun 13 MarRead more…