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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

Blean Local Event

"Back To Orienteering" series event 1

Event date: Sun 18 Apr

Welcome to Saxons first "Back To Orienteering" event at the lovely Blean Woods. As usual we have parking at Mount Ephraim gardens (though note different entrance).

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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…

On-line coaching

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Get ready to return to the forest??

We are organising a series of four coaching events. Check the details in the 'events' list and let Brendon know if you would like to take part

Fri 5 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…

DFOK autumn/winter/spring challenge series

Don't forget, our neighbours DFOK have set up a series of monthly Maprun events, running through to April. Details can be found on their website: www.dfok.co.uk

Wed 30 SepRead 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…