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  

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  

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

25th Nov 11  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

Andy, Sarah and Jon win their classes at VHIs

Birsemore proved a happy hunting ground for all three of MAROC’s representatives in this years Veterans Home Internationals. Andy Tivendale (M65), Jon Musgrave (M45) and Sarah Dunn (W40) each won their classes helping Scotland to second place just three points behind England after the individual race day. 

09th Oct 11  

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  

Level 2 Coaching Award for Denise

Denise Wright,

Congratulations to Denise Wright for successfully achieving her UK Coaching Certificate level 2 award at the Nethybridge club weekend.

22nd Sep 11  

Club Weekend to Nethybridge

The club training weekend was a great success - using Achlean on Saturday and Tullochgribban on Sunday for technical exercises followed by a visit to the Invoc event at Anagach.  The weather was not as kind as it could have been, particularly on Sunday morning, but everyone enjoyed the sessions and much learning was done - which will, I am sure, show as increased confidence and improved results. Read on…

18th Sep 11  

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!


12th Sep 11  

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  

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  

6 Day Prize Winners

Grant McMurtrie, Andrew McMurtrie

This years 6 day was especially good for MAROC on the competition front with several club members making the podium. Photos of some of them appear below.
Overall Results

12th Aug 11  

Scottish 6 Day, 2011 was a great success

Ardchattan, George Esson

So another Scottish 6-Day is over. Everyone seemed to agree that once again it was a great success. As well as some excellent individual performances in the competition itself MAROCs organisational skills proved more than up to the task of arranging Day 6, ..with of course welcome assistance from our friends in STAG and ELO..
2011 Scottish 6 Day Website with Results
Read on for some photos, thanks and comments.
More photos appear in MAROC 2011 Photo Gallery

07th Aug 11  

Evelyn Hall

Evelyn Hall,

Very sadly Evelyn Hall died early on Friday 15th July, in Roxburghe House, Aberdeen, where she had been for the previous week. She remained comfortable throughout her final days and received the very best of care.  Family and friends have been wonderful in their support.
MAROC and Scottish Orienteering will be forever hugely grateful to Evelyn for her unstinting work during many years of active involvement and of course for her unfailingly cheery self.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Ken, Philip, Julie and the grandchildren.
The service will be on Thursday 21st at 11.30 am in the East Chapel at Aberdeen Crematorium, to which all her friends are warmly invited.

15th Jul 11  

MAROC at the Stonehaven Half

Donald Kerridge, Rachel Scott

At least two MAROC members were spotted running the Stonehaven Half-Marathon last weekend.

10th Jul 11  

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  

Four in a row for MAROC juniors

2011 JST Trophy Win,

MAROC juniors retained the Jamie Stevenson Trophy, the Scottish junior inter-club competition, making it four in a row. Congratulations all!
This year’s event was held on Sunday 19th June in Tentsmuir North with over 150 Juniors from all over the country attempting to score points for their club.
JST 2011 Results


19th Jun 11  

Deeside Summer Sprints - FINAL POSITIONS

Jon Musgrave winner of DSSS 2011,

75 people competed in this years DSSS and it was Jon Musgrave who finally took the honours after the last race at Newmillhill. Junior Sasha Chepelin won the last race but Jon’s 3rd place was enough to keep him ahead of another junior Josh Dudley with Drew Tivendale and Evgueni Chepelin tied for 3rd.
Prizes will be awarded in due course!
Read on for series and race results


17th Jun 11  

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