Future COBOC and Other Local Events   

For details about COBOC Events see below. For details about other orienteering events within the West Midlands or nationally click on the following link BOF Fixtures List

Permanent Orienteering Courses are available in Sutton Park, Lickey Hills and Cannon Hill Park. For more details click here

13-14/8/22 Wyndley Community Games. For more details click here

20/8/22 Aston Community Games. For more details click here

3/9/22 Small Heath Community Games. For more details click here

10-11/9/22 Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays - Sutton Park

For initial details click here

For the latest rules including the Day Break Bowl Competition - click here

For Rob Lines photos of PPJTR 2019 click here

Beginners Families and Schools Events 2022

For a flyer listing the events below click here

24/9/22 Beginners Families and Schools Event - Rectory Park Sutton Coldfield B75 7BD

29/10/22 Beginners Families and Schools Event - Banners Gate Sutton Park Sutton Coldfield B73 6SD

27/11/22 Beginners Families and Schools Event - Pype Hayes Park B24 0HG

28/6/23 Sutton Park Gates Run - details later

Please note that these dates are provisional and may be subject to change. For more details about these events please check this website nearer the time.

Virtual Orienteering Courses using MapRun6

For a quick start guide to downloading MapRun6 click here

For more information about MapRun6 and how to download it onto your smart phone click here

For key tips regarding setting up your phone to use MapRun6 click here

For more tips to ensure that MapRun6 continues to work as you run round click here

For advice about how to find your way around the course using MapRun6 click here

COBOC has set up the following virtual courses using MapRun6:

Once you have downloaded the MapRun6 app these map files and courses can be found by selecting Events>UK>Find Your Way>FYW Birmingham

Find Your Way (FYW) Victoria Common

Find Your Way (FYW) Sutton Park Banners Gate Orange (Sutton Coldfield)

For a printed map click here

FYW Witton Lakes Yellow (Erdington)

For a printed map click here

FYW Rectory Park Orange (Sutton Coldfield)

For a printed map click here

The following courses are also available on MapRun6 by clicking on Events>UK>West Midlands>Birmingham

Sutton Park Gates (Sutton Coldfield)

For a printed map click here

Handsworth Park Score

For a printed map click here

Lickey Hills Short Course

For a printed map click here

Useful tips using MapRun6

When using MapRun6 it is best to either hold your phone or strap it to your upper arm to maintain a good GPS signal. It does sometimes take a short time to register. Listen out for the beep when you have got to the control to make sure it registers on MapRun6. Make sure that any power saving function is switched off so that the app continues to run in the background.

At the finish MapRun6 will automatically upload your results or you can do it yourself. If your results state that you did not finish or you mispunched but you did actually go to all the gates you can revise your results using the HITMO function on the MapRun6 app. Click on Show Results then select the event you want to modify your results on. On My Results click on the 3 horizontal bars on the top right of the screen and select Review Results (HITMO). For more details click here.

Please note the following if you choose to participate you take part at your own risk. Please be considerate towards other park users.