Sat 21st May 2016
Type of event: Regional-(B)
The Scottish Orienteering Championships 2016 will be hosted by MAROC and GRAMP over 21st - 22nd May 2016 with classic orienteering in the grounds and forests of Balmoral Castle which lies some 10km west of Ballater on Royal Deeside, in the North East of Scotland. The car park is in the grounds of the Royal Estate at Balmoral. The Assembly is in full view of Balmoral Castle, 400m away.
Full details on tha SOA website: http://www.scottish-orienteering.org/championships
Individuals on Saturday 21st May - entries at https://oentries.com/event/details/528-scottish-championships-2016-individual
Relays on Sunday 22nd May - Club captains should email entries to Richard Oxlade at .
Wed 18th May 2016
Type of event: Sprint
6th in the Maroc / Gramp forest sprint series.
Take the turn off immediately east of the Bridge of Feugh, on the South Deeside Road, veer left after 100 metres (signposted Tilquhillie), continue for approx. one kilometre, parking is in the wood on left at the top of the hill at grid reference NO 714 947. (HIll of Maryfield Wood). Please park "efficiently" as this is a smallish area but is on good hardstanding.
The course is in Maryfield Wood which is 500m from the parking area with access along the narrow Tilquhillie road. The road is not heavily used but please take care when making your way to and from the course.
Single course, reasonably tricky orange level, 2.9 km, 125m climbing, 14 controls. There is a little bit of windblow but the course avoids the most grotty area of the map.
The JD2C 2016 results after 4 events. Standings updated after Crathes event on 24th April.
This 'corporate challenge' organised by Gramp runs in conjunction with the Wednesday evening Summer Series events and is a great opportunity to get new faces involved in orienteering.
Why not get a group together at work to compete for the 'bonsai trophy'? Events are 25th May (Hazlehead) until 29th June (Balmedie and the presentation BBQ), with 2 training events to bring your team along to on the 11th (Balmedie) and 18th May (Tilquhillie).
Full details on the Gramp website and there is a flyer here.
Ideas for the Easter Holdays
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOE TAUNTON, SHEFFIELD
On being the first person to register 60 MOBO controls and claim the 1st prize of a £25 Compass Point voucher. 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes still waiting to be claimed....
Are you looking for some extra training, or just a bit of outdoor activity for the Easter holidays?
Last October we launched a prize-winning competition to visit at least 60 control points at three of our permanent courses and to register your visit using the MOBO mobile phone orienteering app. The following prizes are still out there waiting to be claimed!
– 1st prize £25 voucher for Compass Point on-line store;
- 2nd prize £15 voucher for Compass Point on-line store;
- 3rd and 4th prize £10 vouchers for HillTrek Aboyne.
Read on for more info
The JD2C 2016 results after 3 events. Standings updated after Torphantrick event on 20th March.