Go Orienteering

Virtual Orienteering Courses

It may be called “virtual”, but there’s nothing virtual about the terrain, the exercise and the navigation … using your smartphone (or alternatively your Garmin smart watch), MapRun offers a new dimension of socially distanced orienteering while still giving a challenge. All you need to do is to load the free app, choose a course, get there and start!

View all our virtual courses on a map

Permanent Orienteering Courses

If you’d like to try orienteering while socially distancing, then a permanent course might be just right for you. It enables you to follow a map and find the controls in your own time.

For those new to orienteering there is a new Orienteering Foundation video Permanent Orienteering Courses – Discover an Outdoor Adventure to give you an idea of what to expect.

Club News

Farley Frolic

Some 80 participants enjoyed Helen’s courses, the lovely summer weather and the beautiful surroundings of Farley Heath on May 14th.

Good reports were received, “ thank you so much for such a great event!! The green course was amazing!! Loved it! We all got a dose of sunshine"

Mon 16 May

Club Championships 2021/22 Final Results

We had a great finish to the club champs with an excellent event at Leith Hill, lovely sunshine, great scenery and challenging terrain. What more could you want?

The 2021/22 winners are:

Men - Richard Collyer

Women - Marion Payne-Bird

Boys - Adam Conway

Girls - Ellie Mills-Hicks

Very well done to all of them, the trophies will be presented in due course.

Most events attended - Tom Edelsten who was at 9 of the 10 (& I guess would have been at all of them but for Covid).

The full results are below.

Thanks to everyone for taking part.

Sat 14 May

GO BananasFarley Heath


Juniors met on 8th May for the third GO Bananas training session, and faced their own map memory challenges. They had specially designed courses which brought them back to our base to ensure that no one went missing. Again thanks to Geoff for designing an array of courses to suit all skills levels.

The next GO Bananas event will be a summer picnic at Newlands Corner, 6 pm on 9th June.

Bring your own picnic and we will provide some fun navigational games.

To sign up email: juniors@guildfordorienteers.co.uk

Tue 10 May

Adult Training at Farley Heath


Training at Farley Heath on 8th May focused on map memory. Participants undertook a “Norwegian” style course, being provided with a section of the course which had to be memorised at each control before proceeding. Thanks to Geoff for organising this.

Adult training will now take a break for the summer, but watch this space for September.

Mon 9 May

2021 Chairman’s Trophy

Tim Pugh receives the Chairman’s Trophy

GO put on another Guildford City Race today after a few years off (the last GCR was in Godalming, before the pandemic changed our world.

Sun 24 Oct

Compass Sport Trophy 2020 heat winnersHampstead Heath 15th March 2020

CompassSport Logo

Thank you to all those who ran at Hampstead Heath especially those who ran up/down. I know a few were unable to make it due to the rise of Covid 19 in the UK. Team results show that we won the heat somewhat more convincingly that in 2019, 117 points ahead of DFOK and 120 ahead of MV.

COVID UPDATE: The 2020 final was cancelled, the plan is that all qualifiers for 2020 will be invited to complete in the 2021 final.

Mon 16 Mar