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Virtual Orienteering Courses

Orienteering anytime using smartphone GPS with the MapRun app

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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 anytime and your time can be compared with others. It is perfect for private fitness and technique training.

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Permanent Orienteering Courses

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 BO website or obtain on site (see individual POC details).
Watch a video of the use of permanent courses here

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Club News

Chilham Castle and King’s Wood

All smiles at Chilham!

A successful day in some lovely parkland and forest

Event date: Sun 30 May

All the ingredients were in place for a nice event - a new area & map that combined woods and parkland, meriting National and SE League event status; an early summer date and plenty of space to park. We were rewarded by a large entry (for east Kent), and fine weather.

Our thanks go to the Saxons event team and Controller Andrew Evans (DFOK). Andrew, Land Access Officer David Kingdon & family and Organiser Alison Howe are in the photo with the Castle as the backdrop. Simon Blanchflower came up with courses that were very well received.


Tick alert - the planner reports finding  a number of ticks so suggest you check yourself.

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Club novelty event and social

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This year instead of the conventional BBQ event for members we will be holding a picnic in the park. The date for your diary is 17 July. First a novelty event and then the picnic. Come to either or both. Details availabe soon.


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Summer orienteering events

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We are planning to hold a series of events over the summer months. Currently dates and venues are being finalised. Details will follow as soon as possible so keep watching the website.

Sat 8 MayRead more…

Spring edition of SaxAlert

Is now available 

Other recent editions are also now viewable in Club Info

Wed 7 AprRead more…

SaxAlert wins CompassSport award

CompassSport Magazine editorial team make an annual award to club magazines for their content and general layout and SaxAlert was in the top six (they are not ranked). 

Tue 9 MarRead more…

Back to Orienteering

Saxons at the start on day 5, Source:Rowan Purkis

With the publication of the government's roadmap to lift lockdown, British Orienteering has updated the guidelines on returning to orienteering. If there are no changes to government rules, we should be able to start orienteering again after 29 March. 


Tue 9 MarRead more…

MapRun News

New versions of MapRun apps are now available

A new version of MapRunF called MapRun6 has been launched. For Garmin GPS watch users there is also a new version of the MapRunG .

Sat 6 FebRead more…

Coaching tips

Find out more about basic orienteering techniques

Basic techniques

And don't forget the info for more advanced orienteers here

Fri 5 FebRead more…

Saxons Summer Challenge Series

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Well done to all those who took part, see final leaderboard

Guide to MapRun is here

Tue 9 JunRead more…