Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Orienteering uses a specially drawn map to navigate between control points in a set order. It's enjoyed by young and old alike with courses for different abilities and is a great way to enjoy the countryside whilst testing both fitness and brains. You can run, jog or walk, you decide your own pace. Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to parks, suburban estates and even city centres. However the most challenging orienteering takes place in remote areas which have demanding terrain and fewer paths.
South Midlands Orienteering Club was founded in 1986 and has over 100 members living mostly in the Milton Keynes / Bedford / Northampton / Luton area of the United Kingdom. The Club is affiliated to British Orienteering and the East Anglian Orienteering Association.
Our new O tops have arrived! Come along to Keyne-O to collect yours.
Eleven SMOCies are off to two of the big events of the year. The Sprint Championships are being held in the Olympic Park - a unique opportunity to run around this historic area. The next day the Middle Champs are at Leith Hill - there's going to be some serious climb involved.
In 2017 the British Sprint Champs come to Milton Keynes. Our very own Campbell Park will host around 1000 entrants; the preparations are already underway.