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The 2022 Scottish Orienteering Championships are being held on Royal Deeside on May 28th/29th.
Saturday's individual races, organised by Grampian Orienteers, are to be held at Glen Dye, and the following day MAROC will be hosting the Relays at Sluie.
Major orienteering events have been held on both areas in the past, and whilst recent storms have taken their toll, it should be an excellent weekend of competition.
Final Details for the Scottish Relay Championships
With apologies for the lateness of this news posting, here are the final points tables for the Deeside Night Cup and the Mini Night Cup. Congratulations to Adam Barrie for being the overall winner in the Deeside Night Cup and to Roger Coombs for winning the Mini Night Cup.
For both courses, results are calculated as follows: 1st + 50 pts, 2nd = 47 pts, 3rd = 44 pts, 4th = 42, 5th = 40, 6th = 39....
1 point awarded even if retired
Planner gets 50 points on chosen course.
Course of the Year voting led to a tie between Balmedie and Crathes.
'Tougest of the Tough' course was voted to be Tilquhillie.
MAROC and Grampian Orienteers held a joint SOL weekend incorporating the Senior Home Internationals.
On the Saturday GRAMPstaged a Middle Distance races at Balmedie along with the SHI Relays, and on the Sunday it was 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.
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.
Due to the covid situation, the MAROC AGM will be an online event this year on the evening of Monday 23rd November. See the events calendar for more info.
Our next local event during daylight hours is on Sunday 8th November at Creag Choinnich, Braemar.
Due to Covid restrictions, the event is only open to Maroc, Gramp and AUOC members and there will be no entry on the day.
Entries are now open using this link and close on Sunday 1st November.
MapRunF is an orienteering smartphone app that allows you to take part in virtual orienteering courses which are set up all across Scotland. Maroc has now set up a special set of novice courses in accessible locations across Deeside suitable for anyone to try.