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This is useful summary for those who is thinking about to run on night orienteering
Maroc Podium positions at Individuals and Relay
A very competitive Maroc team of 24 travelled to Oban for a weekend of quality orienteering competition. They embraced the challenge of one of the best UK orienteering areas at Creag Mhic Chailein for the Individual races and the varied terrain of Inverawe Country Park for the Relays.
The excellently organised events were held on 27th and 28th May hosted by the West Area clubs. Full results are on the Forth Valley and STAG Glasgow websites.
Photos Credit: Alan Bennett
Maroc and Active Schools Aberdeenshire are going to jointly host a schools festival at Crathes Castle on Friday 19th May 2023 – the first since Covid. This is free and open to any children from P5 to P7, and promises to be great fun for all. Contact the club secretary for further details.
Fresh from his winter down under, Ewan Musgrave is organising a series of Wednesday evening technical training sessions leading up to the JK. Further details will be advertised nearer the time, but they are aimed at anyone at light green standard and above. The first one will be on Wednesday 15th March.
A host of podium positions for Maroc
Maroc hosted the Scottish Night Championships at Balmoral on 25th February. The weather was cold with a few snow flurries but the conditions were excellent for night racing in complex terrain.
Club training at Haughton and Murray Country Park
If there is demand all levels of training will be provided.
Sign up closed:23:59 on Wednesday 1st February.
The car park at Haughton Park will be appropriately signed. Please arrive promptly.
Further details here
IntrO course for teachers after the Easter holidays 2023
We are hoping to run an IntrO course for teachers and others working with children such as scout leaders. This will take place after the Easter holidays 2023 and consists of two 3 hour sessions. At the end of the course, you will have all the skills and resources needed to teach the basics of orienteering to a group of children. There will be a minimal fee to help cover costs. Further information from the Maroc club secretary.
Orienteering in Banchory and Aboyne
We are looking forward to restarting after school orienteering in Banchory and Aboyne. These sessions will take place on Thursdays starting on 16th March 2023. They will be suitable for children from P5 to S2, and will be organised through Active Schools. Look out for a message from Active Schools inviting you to sign up. Further information from the Maroc club secretary.
Balmoral: Saturday 25th February 2023
Enter Online by SI Entries here
To celebrate 25 years of the Deeside Night Cup and in conjunction with the Balmoral Estate, MAROC are pleased to host the 2023 Scottish Night Orienteering Championships. It promises to be a fitting test of night orienteering in quality Deeside terrain. Indoor facilities have been secured for the Event Centre.
As part of a busy weekend of Orienteering MAROC are hosting a Sprint Event on the streets of Ballater on the Saturday afternoon and neighbouring club GRAMP are holding a Regional Event on Balmedie dunes on the Sunday. Details on the websites and entries through SI Entries.
Fancy a challenge one day this winter?
Why not have a go at the longest orienteering leg in the UK now that the vegetation has subsided somewhat and the snow is yet to come: Glen Tanar to Ballogie, through Glen Tanar, Birsemore and Balfour. Click on the map to see the full leg marked on it. Its about 11.5k with +600m elevation gain. It's been run a few times in recent years and certainly easiest when the vegetation is down.
If you want to do it in its purest form try straight lining it, sticking strictly and accurately to the west to east direction,.The only deviations allowed are, if it is necessary to avoid any stock in fields at Newmill, and also so you don't have to run through the kitchens of Ballogie House! Respect any OOB on the map too.
As usual please be respectful of anyone or anything you meet along the way. Use common sense for further avoidance actions.
Free liquid refreshment of your choice at the finish at Craobhach, Ballogie (if we have it in the cupboard, and if someone is in!) for all successful "completers".