Forest Sprint Series 2012

The final race in the series resulted in a win for Josh Dudley. Sasha Chepelin (GRAMP) tied up 1st place in the series by finishing second. Josh and Calum Roberts tied for second overall.
Race Results and Overall Points
Thanks all for turning out.

07th May 12   Read more...

Andrew at the Highlander MM

Highlander 2012,

Maroc member, Andrew McMurtrie, and friend, Caroline Watt, finished a respectable 8th place (and 1st mixed team) in the B-class of the Highlander Mountain Marathon at the weekend, covering over 50km and over 3,000m of ascent.

16th Apr 12   Read more...

Success for MAROC at JK 2012

Jonathon Lenton - Day 3,

There were plenty of great MAROC performances at JK 2012, a rarity for being on relative home ground. MAROC winning performances over the weekend were:
Ewan Musgrave (M10B)
Jake Chapman (M12A)
Sarah Dunn (W40 & W40 Sprint)
Joe Wright, Jake and Alistair Chapman (Class M Relay).
There were many other quality results.
Some photos are in the MAROC 2012 photo gallery.
Read on for Rhona’s report on junior performances.

09th Apr 12   Read more...

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...

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