Be ACE Training starts 4th April 2012

A reminder that the first week of the Be ACE (Become a Compass Expert) Wednesday evening training sessions starts this week (4th April). The first two weeks are in Dess Woods, with parking at Deeside Activity Park (grid ref NJ 567012). Registration will be open from 6:30pm and courses will close at 8:00pm. Please follow the signs/ tapes from the car park into the forest where we will meet / register / start and finish (~500m).
Adults note - these sessions are planned for your benefit too!
Fees adults £2, juniors £1

02nd Apr 12   Read more...

MAROC - Club of the Year 2011!

BO Logo,

MAROC are British Orienteering’s Club of the Year 2011.
Read on for the announcement text from Ed Nicholas of British Orienteering.

30th Mar 12   Read more...

Welcome Jess (and Mike!)

Jess Halliday,

SOA recently announced that Jess Halliday (ECKO) and Mike Rodgers (Moravian) have been appointed as Regional Development Officers in Grampian for the period of the next two years. Jess will soon be moving to Speyside and will work with MAROC in Aberdeenshire and GRAMP in Aberdeen City, and Mike will work with Moravian in Morayshire, with the possibility that some projects will engage both.

30th Mar 12   Read more...

Fancy one of these?

SOC2012 Medal,

The design for the medals for podium placers at this years Scottish Championships has been revealed. The medals carry the Scottish Championships logo on one side and the Jubilee Five logo on the other.

27th Mar 12   Read more...

MAROC recognised in 2011 Aberdeenshire Sports Awards

Sports Award 2011,

MAROC was highly commended in the Club of the Year category and Rhona Macmillan the same in the Young Female Sports Personality.

25th Mar 12   Read more...

2012 Spring Technical Training “Be ACE”

We will be running a series of 6 technical training sessions on Wed evenings from April 4th to May 9th. The sessions will be suitable for all standards from beginner to expert and will be aimed at both juniors and adults. The theme of the series is to Be ACE “Become A Compass Expert”.

23rd Mar 12   Read more...

MAROC in St Andrews

Ewen Kerridge,

A healthy contingent of MAROC members took advantage of the opportunity for two days of urban Orienteering in St Andrews this last weekend. The first day was the Scottish Sprint Championships and there were plenty of MAROC successes. More good results came the following day in the St Andrews Urban races. Visit MAROC 2012 photo gallery.

04th Mar 12   Read more...

Compass Sport Cup at Faskally

Well done to all club members who braved the road closures and turned out today at Faskally to try and help the club in our conquest against ESOC and GRAMP in the Compass Sport Cup.

19th Feb 12   Read more...

Dates for the 2012 Diary

Early warning of dates for your diary for 2012
Club Weekend at Nethybridge: 2nd September
AGM & Ceilidh : 24th November 2012 again to be at Knockburn Loch

29th Jan 12  

Clachnaben Run - 28th Jan 2012

Maroc members having located crag top 15m,

Maroc members got together for some physical training on Saturday with a long hill run up Clachnaben and Mount Shade, and a shorter option round the side of Mount Shade.

28th Jan 12   Read more...

Big 5 O

Lakenvlei from Belfast Ruins,

The Musgrave / Dunn family escaped a couple of weeks of the Scottish winter to attend a new multi-day event in South Africa.

28th Jan 12   Read more...

15th Jan: Glen O’Dee Event Results

Apologies for the delay in posting these.
Simple Results

Lost Property: 1 buff

19th Jan 12  

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 O-League - Final 2011 Results

Well done Ewen Kerridge, Abi Mason, Denise Wright and Andy Tivendale, who took the top places in this years club league.

Grateful thanks once again to Chris Low for all the computer work in sorting it out!

Read on for final results

28th Nov 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...

Another AGM comes and goes…

Junior Prize winners and Badge winners at the Maroc agm 2011,

Great location and great turnout…
Jenny Ricketts is the Junior Champion 2011 and Callum Roberts is the most improved Junior.
Pictures now uploaded

19th 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...

10th place for Andrew and Sean in OMM 2011

Maroc member, Andrew McMurtrie, and Gramp member, Sean O’Sullivan, finished a respectable 10th place in the B-class of the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) at the weekend, covering 50km and over 3,000m of ascent.  The event was held near Comrie in the hills between Loch Earn and Loch Tay. 
The BBC2 Scotland programme The Adventure Show were on location during the weekend and Andrew & Sean did see one camera during a very wet and windy weekend.
Full Results

 

31st Oct 11   Read more...

Christmas Gift Idea!

NGOC Forest Game,

Forest Challenge!    An orienteering board game for 2-6 players
All profits to the Woodland Trust
Read on for full information

30th Oct 11   Read more...

Hazel and Duncan help Scotland to win SHIs

Duncan in SHI individual race, South Wales Orienteering Club

Scotland won the Senior Home Internationals last weekend at Merthyr Common near Trefil, Wales. Hazel Wright and Duncan Coombs were part of the team that came away with a very decisive victory over England, Wales and Ireland. Hazel finished 4th in the W21 race and also ran 1st leg for the winning Scottish womens relay team whilst Duncan ran 2nd leg also for the winning team but in the mens competition.

24th Oct 11   Read more...

Coaching and Training Opportunity

Coaching sessions are being held on Saturday afternoons in late October and throughout November. Targeting those orienteers looking to improve their ability at technical difficulty 4 or 5 level the approximately hour long sessions are open to all. The only obligation is a commitment to attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more details and to sign up asap. The first session is on October 29th at 13:00.

21st Oct 11   Read more...

Duncan, Hazel and Rhona selected for 2012 GB Performance Squads

British Orienteering have just announced the composition of the new GB 2012 Performance Squads with three MAROC athletes being selected. Duncan Coombs and Hazel Wright are part of the new Elite Development Squad targeting WOC 2015 in Scotland, whilst Rhona McMillan makes the Talent Development Squad. Well done all three.

17th Oct 11   Read more...

Ken Hall

Sadly Ken Hall died on Tuesday 11th October in Aboyne Hospital after being ill for some time.

Ken’s contribution to orienteering in Scotland and to Maroc in particular, over many years was immense. In particular six years as Maroc President, the time he was Coordinator of The Scottish Days on Deeside in 1993, and his long term contribution to mapping, stand out.

All our thoughts and sympathies go to Philip and Julie and their families.

There will be a private funeral for family members only.

16th Oct 11   Read more...

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