Great Wilderness Challenge, 2012

West coast magic at the GWC,

On the same weekend as the Purple Thistle 4 Maroc members decided instead to attend the Great Wilderness Challenge – a running event based at Poolewe with the aim of raising sponsorship for Highland charities.

03rd Sep 12  

Club Weekend in Speyside, Sep 2012

Maroc juniors at the club weekend in Speyside, Sep2012, John Mason

Some 35 club members travelled over the hill for a weekend of quality socialising and training in Speyside on Sep 1st-2nd.

02nd Sep 12  

Jukola 2012: Team 1066 and All That…

Jukola 2012 Team Maroc,

This is the compilation of a set of stories telling the tale of Maroc’s first team entry to the biggest orienteering relay in the world – Jukola 2012.

23rd Jun 12  

June 20th 2012 - Junior Update

Maroc win JST again,

Trevor’s update follows:

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  

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.”


17th Jun 12  

437th in Jukola 2012!

Jukola 2012 - team MAROC, Jukola 2012

For the first time MAROC entered a team for the biggest O club relay - Jukola in Finland. Full report awaited but the team ran into 437th place, and ended up 4th British team behind Bristol, South Yorkshire and Jesus OK. 
Running order for the MAROC team was: Josh; Callum; Jon; Sarah; Andy; Andrew; Drew. Great stuff!

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  

The Jubilee5 is done and dusted

Glen Feardar, Andy Tivendale

Great job everyone.

Some prizegiving photos in the MAROC 2012 gallery. Read on for a report and more photos.

10th Jun 12  

Alastair joins MAROC Marathon Men 2012

Craig with medal..and mascots.,

Shortly before launching himself into the Jubilee 5 weekend Alastair Marshall put in a really top quality time of 3-09-59 at the Edinburgh Marathon. Most impressive.
Congratulations also to Craig Chapman and Chris Low who both excelled themselves in the London Marathon. Great efforts all!
Rumour has it that there will be MAROC interest in at least other big city marathon this year.

09th Jun 12  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

Welcome Jess (and Mike!)


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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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