Next Fixture: Balnagowan Level B, CompassSport Heat, 15th March 2015


Nearest town: Aboyne

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21st Feb 15  

Last Results: Glen O’Dee, DNC, 18th Feb 2015

Deeside Night Cup Race 11

Simple results   Splits results

20th Feb 15  



Orienteering Event Safety Training - March 14th am, Banchory Guide Hut

Anyone who helps put on O-events - (or is thinking of helping sometime soon) - especially Controllers and Organisers - are expected to have taken this short course to ensure that events are done safely and responsibly. (The expectation comes from BOF’s Insurers who cover all O-events for third party Liability).
So… Saturday March 14th, Banchory Guide Hut, 09:00 for an 09:30 start.  Refreshments (tea, coffee, lunch) will be provided by the World Schools Turkey Team.

All Maroc and Gramp members are invited - no charge for this training - please come along, the more the merrier, and a morning well-spent to learn some important info.


01st Mar 15  

Sarah Dunn,

Sarah Dunn appointed to position of Club Development Officer

Following completion of the formal job posting process Sarah Dunn has been appointed to the post of MAROC Club Development Officer. This position will focus on working with the MAROC membership, and building on the previous successes of MAROC, to develop the sport in the catchment area.

As such the main aims of the role are:
• To identify new opportunities for increasing the membership of Mar Orienteering Club and for increasing the participation in the club’s activities and events.
• To support schools in their efforts to introduce orienteering and to link to the local club especially where it furthers integration into the mainstream sport.
• To assist in developing further the capabilities of the existing membership in terms of organisational ability and orienteering skill levels.

Congratulations Sarah!

21st Feb 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  

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