Entries that have been categorised as Coaching
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.
The training courses at Shooting Greens are now available to have a go at in your own time. Tapes will be out in the forest until next Tuesday, 29th Sep.
Print off your own course map from the selection here.
We are all aware of the ongoing coronavirus situation. I am reproducing here the recent communication from British Orienteering - we have been requested to cancel all events for the next 12 weeks and the events at Tillyfourie, Redburn and Sluie have now been removed from the events list.
Full statement below.
For any club members who wish to continue with some personal training over the coming months, Maroc is making some maps with courses available online.
Maroc will be organising a block of 4 introductory orienteering sessions for families after the summer holidays. Full coaching will be provided and there will be an opportunity for both children and adults to have a go. Although targeted at family participation the sessions will also be suitable for adults without children.
The first session is on Sun 26th August at Balfour Woods near Aboyne, with subsequent sessions on 2nd Sep at Murray and Haughton Parks, Alford; 9th Sep at Tillyfourie, Alford and 16th Sep at Pannanich, Ballater. Full details and an application form are here.
Maroc Talent Squad aims to inspire our top juniors to develop their orienteering skills and train harder in order to improve their results.
MTS members for 2018 are: Joe Wright, Felix Wilson, Eilidh Campbell, Kirsty Campbell, Alistair Chapman, John Getliff, Luke Graham, Matthew Gooch, Amber Graham
If you would like to be selected for the squad in the future, read on to see what you have to do:
Maroc will be organising a block of 4 introductory orienteering sessions for families in the New Year. Full coaching will be provided and there will be an opportunity for both children and adults to have a go.
The first session is on Sun 14th January at Tilquhillie near Banchory, with subsequent sessions on 21st Jan at Potarch, Aboyne; 28th Jan at Cambus o' May, Banchory and 4th Feb at Bennachie, Inverurie. Full details and an application form are here.
An Affa Fine Weekend
Maroc Talent Squad recently spent a long weekend training near Tomintoul. They all worked hard, but had lots of fun along the way. At the end of the camp they put together this report of the weekend.
Special thanks to the Orienteering Foundation for help in supporting the costs of this camp.
Just to highlight to everyone, as this is still showing up in the events list from Grampian, that the 17th September event at Scolty has been cancelled.
MAROC are now offering club training at Dess for all MAROC club members on that date.
GRAMP are now planning to run the Scolty event on the 5th November in place of the Bennachie event currently in the schedule.
Maroc will be organising a block of 4 introductory orienteering sessions aimed at family participation with full coaching provided. After-school clubs will also be starting up again in Aboyne and Banchory after the summer holidays.