2013 Summer Holiday Orienteering

Have your kids got a sense of adventure? Who love to learn new skills, make friends and enjoy having fun in the fresh air?
Learn how to map read, navigate and problem solve in a fun and social environment, whilst walking, jogging or running.
Summer Orienteering Flier and Application Form

01st Jul 13   Read more...

2013 Jamie Stevenson Trophy - now 6 wins in a row

JST Champions 2013, Trevor Ricketts

Well done to all 37 Maroc juniors that turned out to represent their club.  There were podium results from Frances Sealy (1st girls yellow), Matthew Gooch (2nd boys orange), Jennifer Ricketts (2nd girls green), Josh Dudley (2nd boys green), Abigail Mason (3rd girls light green), Jake Chapman (3rd boys light green).
More photos in the MAROC 2013 gallery.

18th Jun 13  

World Schools Championships 2013

Banchory Academy Junior Girls Team, Jessica Tullie

The Junior Girls Team (Megan Ricketts, Abi Mason, Rosie Getliff, Katie Skinner and Amy Hamilton) won Team Bronze and Abi Mason picked up two silver medals in the Middle and Long races at the World Schools Championships recentlyin Portugal. Great results all.
Full results including full details of all MAROC athletes competing for Banchory and Aboyne Academies can be found on the championship web site
Also more information on the Banchory Schools Orienteering Club site.

23rd Apr 13   Read more...

Club coaches needed

We are currently needing more club coaches to help at our regular training sessions.  To qualify as a UKCC Level 1 coach you need to be able to complete Light Green courses at a certain standard and then attend a 3 day course (usually at the National Centre, Glenmore Lodge) which includes assessment.
The courses are intensive but very worthwhile and good fun.
Further details are available at
http://www.scottish-orienteering.org/natcen/page/national-centre-course-schedule

Maroc covers all cost of the course – in return for expecting qualified coaches to plan at least 2 training sessions a year for 2 years (mentoring and help is available).

If you are interested please check out the SOA site or speak to any of the existing club coaches.

Jon Musgrave

27th Mar 13   Read more...

Festive Frolics

Festive frolics at Potarch,

Juniors got into the festive spirit with their training session at Potarch which involved a mass start pairs race for elves and their reindeer. The usual map and compass challenges were interspersed with a sprinkling of carrots, red noses, Christmas carols and lots of chocolates. Read more for photos.

16th Dec 12   Read more...

Talent Squad Winter Weekend at Tomintoul

Talent Squad on Carn Daimh,

A plentiful supply of snow, clear blue skies and a warm comfortable cottage with sauna and hot tub provided the setting for the latest training weekend away for MAROCs Talent Squad. Seven athletes and three coaches made the most of the opportunity and put in some quality training sessions and made the most of the superb hill conditions. Read more for photos.

02nd Dec 12   Read more...

MAROC success at BSOC 2012

Congratulations to all the MAROC athletes on their successes at the British Schools Championships held last weekend in Delamere Forest. Joseph Wright (Year 7) was the only Scots winner (Year 7) as he led Banchory to 2nd team in the Large Secondary category. He was backed up by Frances Wright, runnerup in Y13 and Sasha Chepelin (GRAMP) 3rd in Y11. Josh Dudley produced Aboyne Academy’s best result whan he finished 2nd in Y12. Read on for more.

20th Nov 12   Read more...

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2012

The final positions are now available.

19th Nov 12   Read more...

Training Dates November and December 2012

The next club training dates are as follows:
9th December - club training
16th December - club training
More details will be sent out via email nearer the time.

12th Nov 12   Read more...

Maroc Juniors representing Scotland at the World Schools Orienteering Championships 2013

Banchory Academy Junior Girls Schools Team, Trevor Ricketts

Maroc juniors are again going to form a large part of the Scottish Schools contingent to the World Schools Orienteering Championship in 2013.  Read on for the full details.

05th Nov 12   Read more...

GB Performance Squad Selection for Rhona

Rhona McMillan has just been selected for the GB Talent Development Squad for 2012-2013. Well done Rhona.

11th Oct 12   Read more...

Top results in September SOL races, 2012

There were some top results for club members at the two recent Scottish O League races at Forvie and Errochty.

24th Sep 12   Read more...

June 20th 2012 - Junior Update

Maroc win JST again,

Trevor’s update follows:

Hi,
I’d like to add my congratulations to the MAROC junior team that retained the JST last Sunday.  In spite of our large numbers,  the way it is scored also gives smaller clubs a good chance,  and ECKO and FVO both ran us close…..

20th Jun 12   Read more...

2012 Jamie Stevenson Trophy - 5 in a row!

Jamie Stevenson Trophy,

“Congratulations to everyone that took part in the JST today and achieved another terrific win against stiff opposition. That’s the 5th time in a row that we’ve won, proving once again that we have the best junior team in Scotland. Its a great team event, and I was particularly pleased that no one miss punched or didn’t turn up.  I was especially impressed with the juniors that have only just started orienteering with us this year, and how quickly they’ve improved and how well they did today.”
Denise

Results

17th Jun 12  

June 10th 2012 - Junior Update

Lots of great new on the junior front. Read on for Trevor’s report covering the Jubilee5 and the Scottish Championships, JIRCs, badge qualification updates and summer tour selections amongst other things. Congratulations to a lot of juniors!

10th Jun 12   Read more...

Holiday Fun - Christmas 2011

Night runners on the top of Morven on the shortest day of the year,

Club members have been getting together over the holidays for some physical training.

28th Dec 11   Read more...

Good MAROC representation in Scotjos 2012

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Seven MAROC juniors have been selected for the 2012 Scottish Junior Squad.
Congratulations to Abigail Mason (W14), Evelyn Mason, Bronwyn Matthews and Jennifer Ricketts (all W16), and Rhona McMillan, Jessica Mason and Frances Wright (all W18)

16th Dec 11  

Talent Squad Weekend in Glen Urquhart

Running in the hills,

Last weekend, Maroc junior talent squad travelled across to Glen Urquhart for a full weekend of training. They worked hard and had lots of fun. Read on to find out more.

If you would like to join the junior talent squad in the future this is what you need to do:
(1) Be in age class M/W 16 or older
(2) Have reached a technical level where you are achieving consistently high performances on TD5 courses (green and above)
(3) Have demonstrated commitment to improve your orienteering
Contact one of the talent squad coaches (Jon, Sarah, Roger) if you would like to find out more.

05th Dec 11   Read more...

MAROC Juniors excel at British Schools Champs

Aboyne Academy winning B9 Boys Team, Hilary Ford

Banchory Academy came out top, and Aboyne Academy finished 5th, in the Large Secondary School competition at the British Schools Championships at Llinlithgow this weekend. Banchory Primary finished 2nd in the competition for Primary Schools.
MAROC members, Abigail Mason, Frances Wright, Joseph Wright and Alistair Chapman won their respective classes with plenty of other great individual results.
Photos now uploaded
Results

25th Nov 11   Read more...

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2011

Final Results are now available. Congratulations to all those who came out top of the pile.
2011 Final Results

16th Nov 11   Read more...

Junior Talent Squad for 2012

Three youngsters have been selected to join the Maroc Junior Talent Squad for 2012. Congratulations to Ewen Kerridge, Jenny Ricketts and Callum Roberts who will join the existing 2011 squad.

02nd Oct 11   Read more...

MAROC 3rd in 2011 Peter Palmers Relay

Top small club!, Jon Musgrave

MAROC’s juniors finished an excellent third in this years Peter Palmer relay held yesterday (start 04.45 am) organised by BAOC and held near Stafford. The team finished behind Lakeland and South Yorkshire but took the small clubs trophy. The long journey south was obviously well worthwhile. Great result!

Results

12th Sep 11   Read more...

Juniors win North Area Club Trophy

Abi Mason, one of MAROC's class winners,

MAROC juniors won the North Area Inter-Club Junior Trophy at Cambus O’May at the weekend.  With six class winners in Abi Mason, Luke Graham, Alistair Chapman, Gemma Collins, Megan Ricketts and Grant McMurtrie, last years winners INVOC were pushed into 3rd place with GRAMP 2nd.

12th Sep 11   Read more...

Ten for the JHIs

Fermanagh Orienteers Logo,

It’s the turn of Northern Ireland to host the JHIs once again and ten MAROC juniors will have the honour of representing Scotland this time around. We’ve had good representation over the years but this almost certainly constitutes a club record. Congratulations all and the best of luck for Fermanagh in October.
Read on to see the selections.

29th Aug 11   Read more...

Rhona competing in Czech Republic

EYOC 2011,

Rhona Macmillan is competing for the GB juniors in the European Youths Champs this weekend.
LATEST: 25th place in Saturdays W16 Long Race.
Event Web Site

25th Jun 11   Read more...

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