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Tweet Tuesday 15th August 2017

City of Birmingham Orienteering Club hosting many Junior Events

Maze O success!
For a number of years now, the City of Birmingham Orienteering Club (COBOC) have put on a short orienteering course and a Maze O at the Sutton Coldfield Community Games. This was held on 8 – 9 July 2017 and children and adults have the opportunity to take part and learn about over 90 different sport activities, including of course orienteering. This year we had over 500 children and adults go around the Maze O with many expressing an interest in taking up orienteering more regularly. For more information and photos go to

Newcomer/Schools Events planned for Saturday afternoons this September
COBOC are planning a series of monthly Newcomer/Schools Events starting in September 2017 on Saturday afternoons in various parks in and around Birmingham.
For more details go to

COBOC is organising the Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays on 9 – 10 September 2017 in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham.
The event was created by Glynn Roberts, then COBOC Chairman and was first held in Sutton Park in 1993. Teams of 6 – 8 M/W 12 – 18-year-olds start at around 4.30am – so the first 2 legs are run in the dark!

Team entries can be made via
Closing date is 03/09/17.

For more details go to

Looking forward to seeing you there!

On behalf of Ian Gamlen
COBOC Secretary