Next Fixture: Phot-O Pudding Shaker, Haughton, 29th Dec 2013
Nearest town: Alford, Scotland
The Pudding Shaker is a great chance to get all the family out the house for fresh air and fun. Phot-O orienteering is a cross between a SCORE event and I-Spy, with younger people often being at an advantage over grown-ups. Just like a SCORE event, you visit the controls on the map in any order, but take a PEN instead of a compass, and at each control location you won’t find an EMIT unit or a kite.
To punch the control you need eagle-eyes, look at all the photos surrounding the map, and pick the one that matches something you can see at the control site. Now write the control number onto the photo and move onto another control site.
There’s a secret message to decipher if you correctly identify every photo. Finishers with the secret message will win prizes.
Can't wait? Try one of our Permanent Orienteering Courses
16th Nov 13 Read more...
Last Results: DNC, Sluie, December 11th 2013
DNC Race 3
12th Dec 13 Read more...
The Annual Celebration evening took place on Saturday 7th December. A good time was had by all, the committee was re-elected in entirety, many juniors won prizes and it was a great ceilidh.
08th Dec 13 Read more...
01st Dec 13
The lists of Junior Colour & Participation Badges have been updated.
18th Nov 13 Read more...
Maroc’s Inver Level C event, rescheduled from the deep snow of March until 10th Nov, did not disappoint. With challenging upland courses expertly planned by Andrew McMurtrie and meticulously controlled by Roger, it was Fran who stepped-in as organiser at the last minute to ensure the event ran smoothly. Early rain cleared to leave a cold but still day, giving fabulous views across the Dee to snow-capped Lochnagar. After finishing the tough and hilly courses, runners were offered a choice of no less than nine hot soups and a table piled high with homebakes. The catering raised over £170 for Maroc juniors, thanks to everyone’s support.
10th Nov 13 Read more...
Ideal conditions - blue sky, bright sun and crisp frost - greeted 16 Maroc runners for a 10k / 13k jog around Durris forest. The circular route provided views in all directions, with snow on the distant Cairngorms dazzling in the morning sun. A smaller group scaled the heights of Cairn MonEarn (pronounced Mon-Errrrn) to add some extra height and distance to the training. A request was made for future Saturday runs to include a shorter 6k route, giving a chance for more club members to enjoy the fresh air.
09th Nov 13 Read more...
Jenny Ricketts and Rhona McMillan were part of the GB team competing at the European Youths Championships in Portugal at the end of October. Full results and full details on the EYOC web site.
Also congratulations to both Jenny and Rhona on their selections for the British OrienteeringTalent Development Squad for 2013/2014. Well done both.
27th Oct 13
The 2013 Scottish Junior Inter Area competition was hosted in Deeside on 5th & 6th October. In all, a total of 111 juniors took part in the Relay and 128 in the Individual competition, which may be a record.
09th Oct 13 Read more...
27th Sep 13
An 8-strong Maroc Junior team were in action at the 2013 Peter Palmer relays near Keswick on 8th Sept. With a 5 hour journey south through torrential rain, followed by an 04:00 alarm call on Sunday morning, the team were keen to show their mettle against 25 other teams in the early, dark, chilly and damp morning. Josh stormed off the line at 04:45, headtorch cutting through the night. Ross took over from Josh, in second place behind SYO, followed by changeovers to Jenny, Evie, then Abi,Jake and Rosie. The final leg and podium place in the morning sunshine was delivered in a dramatic run-in by Callum, finishing on the heels of OD, giving Maroc 3rd overall in this fiercely fought contest.
08th Sep 13 Read more...
Congratulations to Jenny Ricketts and Rhona McMillan who have both been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Youth Orienteering Championships, being held in Foz do Arelho, Portugal from 23rd – 28th October 2013. Both throughly deserved their selections after a string of great results this year.
08th Aug 13