Next Fixture: Cambus O’May, DNC, 4th Feb 2015

Nearest town: Aboyne

Deeside Night Cup Race 9

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25th Jan 15  

Last Results: Muir of Dinnet, DNC, 21st Jan 2015

Deeside Night Cup Race 7. Parking at Burn O Vat car park. We should be ready for 5.30pm, starts soon after that. Long and Short courses available.
Thanks to all for coming tonight!
Results attached

Simple results   Splits results

21st Jan 15  


Maroc Talent Squad training on Drummond Hill, Loch Tay,

Talent Squad winter training weekend, Jan 2015

As has become a tradition over the last few years Maroc Talent Squad held their winter training weekend away in suitably wintry conditions. This year they visited the Loch Tay area and took part in some tough physical and technical sessions.

18th Jan 15  

River Dee island hoppers, Sarah Dunn

River Dee Foray

The latest club run had an icy feel to it, taking in some of the wild wastelands of Dess including the middle reaches of the Dee and the Sloc of Dess waterfall. River levels were low enough to allow the novelty of a run along the chain of islands off the northern river bank. There was a healthy turnout again (in number if not in the bodily sense), and a goodly assortment of technical jackets keeping the minus degrees at bay.

26th Dec 14  

Helen proudly showing off her Maroc jacket,

Maroc’s Norway section - news from Helen Palmer

Elite athlete Helen Palmer lives and trains in Norway but runs for Maroc back in the UK when she gets the chance. Read on for an update on her highlights from 2014 and plans for the forthcoming year.

24th Dec 14  

Burn o' Vat Saturday run,

Burn o’ Vat burn-up

A good crowd turned out to kick start the holidays with a run at Burn o’ Vat on Sat morning. A rainy start and icy paths did nothing to damp spirits and the sun eventually came out as a reward. Next club run is on Sat 27th Dec. Look out for further details soon!

21st Dec 14  

SOA logo,

Club Development Officer vacancies

For the MAROC and TAY club catchment areas, (each 1 day per week).
Annual Salary: £15000 - £16000 (pro rata for 1 day per week) depending on experience
Duration: to end-August 2016
The Scottish Orienteering Association is seeking to appoint two highly motivated people who are able to work both in collaboration with the club and independently to fill these positions.

20th Dec 14  

Regrouping at the jelly baby station,

Talent Squad training at Allt Cailleach

The Talent Squad headed out in wintry conditions for a Sondagsbana map run round Allt Cailleach. There was a cover of snow on the ground but the sun was shining and those that survived as far as the southern summit at Craig of Loinmuie were rewarded with some stunning views.

07th Dec 14  

Prize Winners,

Maroc Prize Winners at the AGM Celebration Evening

Over 50 club members and friends enjoyed a boisterous AGM evening, with many juniors being awarded prizes, lots of tasty home-cooked dinners, fabulous puddings, tower building (narrowly won by the girls) and blind-folded donut eating. Amongst the many prize winners were: Junior Champion Jake Chapman;  Improvers Trophy Megan Ricketts and the Maroc Commitment Trophy Denise Wright.

05th Dec 14  

Hoias Night Training,

A short trip to the heart of world orienteering

Jon Musgrave recently paid a visit to Halden to catch up with the Norwegian section of Maroc (elite athlete Helen Palmer) and to find out what new developments are going on in a top international club. Read on to hear what he found.

04th Dec 14  

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2014

The final positions and a list of trophy and medal winners are now available.
2014 Final Positions
Trophy and Medal winners

01st Dec 14  

Quick rest stop in Ballogie forest.,

Muddy Maroc run around Ballogie

10 pairs of legs enjoyed a sociable and muddy 12k run through the forests of Ballogie on Saturday morning. Thanks to Roger for re-starting the Saturday morning club runs. Don’t forget to burn extra calories this week before Friday evening’s opportunity for thirds of pavlova at Maroc’s Celebration night.

29th Nov 14  

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