Junior News

SO juniors compete at Junior Inter-Regional Champs in N Ireland

Sejs Team

Over the weekend of 24th and 25th Sept, four of our SO junior squad travelled to Northern Ireland with the South East Junior Squad (SEJS) to take part in the Junior Inter-Regional Champs. Emils Ummers, Tommy Heap, Heather High and Ben Chapman all had the privilege of representing the South East at this great team event.

Mon 10 OctRead more…

Coaching Report - Rewell

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Today’s coaching session looked at Map Contact using Collecting and Catching Features. There was also a Control Pick exercise, though this was somewhat thwarted by impenetrable undergrowth in parts. We will find better terrain for future sessions! :). The younger group embarked on a Map Walk in the quarry and looked at how features on the ground are represented on the map. The coaching notes are here, and the maps are here: Collecting Features, Catching Features, and Control Pick. The Control Description symbols are here.

Sat 8 OctRead more…

Junior Camp Weekend a Success!

12 Sausages

Wow what a packed weekend! After the SOG at Knowlands on 1st October 2022, sixteen of us set out back into the woods with kit in wheelbarrows to set up camp in a clearing in the middle of the woods. What an amazing setting - we had a fire pit, composting toilets, running water and were right in the middle of the woods which was ideal for all our activities!

Thu 6 OctRead more…

Peter Palmer Relay

Pp Start

Congratulations to our junior team who took part in the Peter Palmer night and day relay event in Birmingham over the weekend of 10th and 11th September.

Read on for a brief report and photos.

Thu 15 SepRead more…

Great day out for SO juniors at the YBT final- Irchester Country Park


Very well done to all our juniors who took part in the YBT final in Northamptonshire at the weekend. Everyone scored points for the club and we came 8th out of the 10 best clubs in the country, which considering we were one runner short and had a relatively young team is great. Results here http://www.leioc.org.uk/wordpress/lei_results/2022/Irchester-YBT22/index_clubresults.html We celebrated everyone’s runs afterwards with the traditional ice creams!

Wed 6 JulRead more…

SO Juniors Qualify for Yvette Baker Trophy Final

Ybt 2022

Our team of 16 juniors put in a great performance at Worthlodge to qualify for the Yvette Baker Trophy final, the annual junior inter-club competition. Our 9 highest placed runners scored 897 points.

For many of our juniors this was their first time competing for the club and for four of our younger juniors they paired up to complete a yellow course without shadowing for the first time.

Mole Valley and Dartford Orienteering Club were also competing, but they took part in the Yvette Baker Shield event as they have smaller junior teams and the best 5 scores count towards the final result. Mole Valley scored 498 points and DFOK scored 300 points.

Sun 8 MayRead more…