Wed 14th Apr 2021
Type of event: Local Race, Sprint
Part of the spring series. There will be two courses:
- Yellow (TD2) 2.6km 15m climb 11 controls (one short leg will be taped)
- Forest Sprint (TD3) 3.3km 30m climb 10 controls
Entries via this link before 10pm on Monday 12th April. Unfortunately the event is only open to Maroc members resident in Aberdeenshire, due to COVID rules.
The Forest Sprint includes a route choice that could pass through the bike park area. Please take care in this area, watch for bikes and avoid crossing tracks that are in use.
Map and SI-card collection and download will be in the small forest carpark at the west end of Bellwood with the start and finish close by. Please note that there are only about 10 parking spaces here so please park on Bellwood Drive next to the playpark (just past the hospital turn-off), which is about 300 metres walk away (see map). Please don’t park by the houses close to the woodland entrance.
SI Timing with touch-free if you have an SIAC-card. Hire SI-Cards available.
Pre-entry only to aid ‘Trace and Protect’, no cash on the day. Just turn up, collect your map and hired SI-Card if pre-ordered and go straight to the start.
Pre-allocated start times between 5:40pm and 7pm.
Covid precautions must be followed including 2m distancing and not gathering in groups of more than 15 people.
Welcome Back! - Scottish Orienteering Association.
SOA have published their guidance on permitted activities and events for orienteering in Scotland with immediate effect. Following the First Minister’s statement on Tuesday we are delighted to see the easing of our ‘Stay At Home’ restrictions to permit the return of organised sport.
Full details here.
Maroc juniors have been set a series of indoor and outdoor activities to do during the January and February 2021 lockdown. These are available here.
MAROC is aiming to organise the following events as part of the 2021 Wednesday night forest spring series. Having just had to go through and cancel the next few events on the calendar, this is looking like our next opportunity to get out in the forest and race. Fingers crossed that by the end of March we will be able to do so!
We are looking for planner/organisers for the first 3 events (we already have a volunteer for Denlethen), so if you can then please step forward. The MAROC events are:-
31st March - Dess
14th April - Bellwood
28th April - Cambus
12th May - Denlethen
There will be three courses at each event: Short Sprint (c.2.5km), Long Sprint (c.3.5km) and Yellow.
On the last Sunday before Christmas we are putting on a members-only score event type training session at Glen O Dee, Banchory. This will be a fun festive-themed caper aimed at our younger members and anyone else with good short-term memory! How many controls can you visit within a set time? And how many of these controls can you remember when you get back to base??! Bonus points will be awarded for fancy dress and for festive jokes that make the coaches laugh. We will meet at Burnett Park pavilion at 10.30 and walk together to the start, returning around 12pm. Maps will be provided and dibbers not required. Parking available by the tennis courts. Cost £3 adults and £1.50 children by donation to Maroc account. Any questions contact the organiser – .
We are limited to 30 participants so sign up here early to avoid disappointment.