Archive of News and Information stored under the News category.
MapRun is a fantastic way to enjoy orienteering in your own time or at one of our social Wednesday MapRun League Events. To take part you just need to download a free app onto your smartphone and print a course map (though we print those for you at League Events).
A great way to get back into active orienteering is by visiting a Permanent Orienteering Course which can be found all over the country. WAOC currently has 4 such courses and each has been checked and updated recently. Landowners have also confirmed that visitors are welcome. Full details and links to maps can be found here.
While we are in lockdown, Bruce has been thinking of ways we can practice our orienteering skills while observing the coronavirus restrictions.
Can you identify the control points for this 1.4km course around Coe Fen using the aerial photos and the control descriptions on the 'blank' map?
The WAGAL Scoreboard for 2020 has been updated with points awarded for performances in our event at Rowney Warren held on 8th March, and the CompassSport Cup Qualifier round, held at Aspley Heath on 15th March.
WAOC is discussed in the news section of the British Orienteering website in relation to our club's success in attracting women and girls to our Park-O events
On a windy day on 8th March at Rowney Warren a team of 17 WAOC Juniors, headed up by Junior Captain Alex Wetherill, assembled to run in the qualifying heat of this year's competition against HH, OD, TVOC & NOR.
We were delighted to welcome a number of juniors who were running for WAOC for the first time and every team member helped in achieving a great result for the club and qualification for the National Final on 5th July 2020.
Many congratulations to all the competitors and thanks to all the parents who supported us.
Congratulations to Ursula Oxburgh on winning the Gold Medal in W85 and Chloe Haines on winning a Bronze Medal in W21L at the British Night Championships!
Results are in from the East Anglian Urban League (see here). Congratulations to Fiona Llewellyn-Beard, Emma Jarrett, Sue Hartley, Ursula Oxburgh and Iain Stemp for winning their classes.
Presentation of mementoes to class winners will take place at the SOS event at Writtle Forest on February 2 at 1pm.
Congratulations to the following, who each came top in their respective classes (full results here):
Kate Jarrett (W10), Alex Wetherill (M16), Tom Beskeen (M35), Emma Jarrett (W40), Stephen Borrill (M45), Dil Wetherill (M55), Sue Hartley (W60), Noreen Ives (W65), and Seonaid Dudley (W80).
All 6 qualifying events for 2019 have now taken place and the results have been used to compute the final version of scores for WAGAL, our club league.
You can see the results on the WAGAL scoreboard.