Sun 5th Dec 2021
Type of event: Regional Race
Unfortunately, the event is cancelled due to a combination of knock-on effects from Storm Arwin and the Covid isolation of key officials. We hope to hold the event at some time in the future. Thank you for your understanding.
Full colour coded event.
Pre-entries only via the following link by 10pm on Sunday 28 November. No entries
accepted on the day.
SIAC contactless punching will be enabled for all controls but not the Start and
Terrain: Forested glacial features, with areas of intricate contour detail. It is quite
runnable in many areas, but there will also be rougher areas of heather, bracken or
bouldery ground. There are two out of bounds areas marked clearly with red
crosses. These have been designated, in part, for the protection of capercaillie, but
there are also dangerous quarries within them. Courses have been designed to
avoid these areas. There are three small lochs and a number of marshy areas.
There is a network of good paths, utilised by the easier courses.
IMPORTANT – Protection of Rare Plants
There are five small areas in the forest, that may not be entered under any
circumstances for the protection of rare plants. These areas will be taped off with red
and white tape. Crossing the tapes is not permitted.
Wed 1st Dec 2021
Type of event: Local Race, Night
Congratulations to the 39 orienteers who braved the snow to run at Braes DNC, who were rewarded with a fast forest run and low temperatures! Unfortunately disaster stuck and SI timing did not work, so no official results are available. The organiser apologises to all affected. Self-time results are posted above, points allocation is under discussion.
Special mention to Dougal Mather – our youngest orienteer of the night (M10) – well done!
MAROC and Grampian Orienteers are holding a joint SOL weekend incorporating the Senior Home Internationals.
On the Saturday GRAMP will be staging Middle Distance races at Balmedie along with the SHI Relays, and on the Sunday it's MAROCs turn with a full distance SOL at Glen Tanar.
Since it was built as a traditional highland estate in 1869, Glen Tanar has been inviting people to relax and enjoy the great outdoors amidst a beautiful 25,000 acre landscape encompassing farmland, river, pine forests and heather clad moors.
Last used for World Championship Selection races in 2015 and the Scottish 6 Day in 2017.
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.