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Deeside Night Cup Race 5

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11th Dec 14  

Last Results: Shooting Greens, DNC, 10th Dec 2014

Well done to all who ventured out on a cold blizzardy night at Shooting Greens, and especially well done to those that emerged victorious over the forest. When I said it was going to be rough and tough I didn’t expect it to turn into quite such an epic. Well done to Alistair Chapman on his short course victory, showing a clean pair of heels to many experienced seniors. The orange course had a good number of takers on the night and had a tight finish with Ewan Musgrave pipping Graham Salway by 17s. Unfortunately control 144 on the long course was wrongly placed (on a boulder 50m to the east of the correct site), for which I must apologise. Consequently I’ve taken the decision to base the results for the long course on the time to control number 7. This gives another victory for the youngsters with Joe Wright having had an impressive run up to this point. Results below include the full set of splits for the long course for interest.

Simple results   Splits results

11th 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  

World Ranked No1: Olav Lundanes at Balmoral, Wendy Carlyle


Many of the worlds top orienteers converged on Deeside last weekend for the third race in a four event “Race the Castles” series at the Balmoral Estate near Ballater. Taking place after races in Edinburgh and Stirling, and before the last race at Forvie Sands, the Balmoral races organised by MAROC were part of the build up to the 2015 World Orienteering Championships to be held near Inverness. 

03rd Nov 14  

Junior Colour & Participation Badges

The lists of Junior Colour & Participation Badges have been updated up to Monday 20th October (post Forvie)

20th Oct 14  

Reminder to MAROC Event Organisers

Andy Tivendale has taken over the role of MAROC Results Secretary. Organisers, please send Andy a .csv file of the results as soon as possible after the event.

24th Sep 14  

Training opportunity October 13-17 2014

Join the world’s best orienteers as they train in Deeside forests.

The week before Balmoral (13th – 17th October) there will be training available in 8 Deeside forests.  This is being organised as a training camp for the World Orienteering Championships in Inverness next year (combined with the Scottish 6-Days).

The forests will all have controls placed in them and suggested courses, all at TD5 but open to anyone who wants to visit them.

Check out the following link to find details of areas and how to get hold of maps:

22nd Sep 14  



Classic orienteering in the grounds and forests of Balmoral Castle - the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. After many years of negotiations we finally have use of an area you’ll never forget. Visit the Race The Castles website for full information.

15th Aug 14  

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