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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.
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.
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.
Start and Finish at shelter in Bellwood (GR NO 542 986) , parking at Bellwood carpark, on Aboyne side (GR: NO 538 987, Post Code: AB34 5GH)
Maps now available - click on the link for your colour course below.
The Yellow/Orange course follows paths and line features. Some paths are narrow and not suitable for buggies. Please do not run through the bike park. This is marked 'out of bounds'.
The Green/Blue course is technically and physically challenging due to rough ground and vegetation.
Planners: Jonas and Yann Newey
Don't forget to put the map in a plastic wallet or use waterproof paper.
There will be no control kites or timing equipment but the control locations, including start and finish will be marked by clear red and white tape.
Participants must ensure social distancing is maintained at all times, in line with current Government guidance. This is an individual activity so participants take part at their own risk. It is not covered by any orienteering insurance policy.
Don't forget to record your GPS route on Strava.com