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British Night Orienteering Championships Weekend

The British Night Orienteering Championships are coming to Deeside on the weekend of February 23rd - 24th 2019.

As well as the Night Chamionship event itself on Saturday evening, there will be a SOL at Birsemore on the Sunday and a SOUL sprint event organised by Grampian Orienteers at Cove earlier on the Saturday.

Online entries for all three events are now open on Fabian 4.

First closing date is 4/2/19 after which fees go up by £1.
Final closing date is 18/2/19 midnight.

Enter Online

02nd Nov 18


Aboyne after-scshool club restarts 28th Feb 2019

The after-school club in Aboyne will restart on Thu 28th Deb with a block of 5 sessions up to the end of March. There are still a few spaces available, but please get in touch quickly should you wish to sign up. The club meets at Aboyne Community Centre at 5-6pm, and uses areas of woodland in around the village to learn and practice basic skills. The club is suitable for complete beginners up to orange standard, in P5-P7, and is led by coaches Sarah Dunn and Jon Musgrave.
Please complete the form here and return to Sarah 

19th Feb 19


Introductory Orienteering Sessions Winter 2019

Maroc will be organising a block of 4 introductory orienteering sessions for newcomers to orienteering, during February and March. The sessions are particularly targeted at family participation but will also be suitable for new adults. Full coaching will be provided and there will be an opportunity for both children and adults to have a go.

Final details of venues are still being confirmed but the plan is to host the first session on Sun 3rd Feb at Carlogie near Potarch. Subsequent sessions will be on 17th Feb (Bellwood, Aboyne), 24th Feb (participation in event at Birsemore) 10th Mar (Torphantrick near Cambus o' May). Full details and an application form are here (Word doc) or here (Pdf)

09th Jan 19


Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2019 Events and Rules

The Jon Duncan Dunior Deeside Cup (JD2C) is a points competition for Juniors of MAROC and Grampian Orienteers which runs each calendar year.  The competition this year will be run over 9 events and is already underway with the event at Glen O'Dee on Sunday.

The full list of fixtures is in the table below and this along with summary of rules in the attached.

Event number Date Organising club Location
1 6th January MAROC Glen O'Dee
2 24th February GRAMP/MAROC SOL1 Birsemore
3 24th March GRAMP Glen Dye
4 28th April MAROC Sluie
5 30th June MAROC Potarch
6 7th July GRAMP Balmedie
7 28th August MAROC Glen Feardar
8 6th October GRAMP Forvie
9 10th November MAROC Cambus O'May

Prize giving for the competition (the much coveted wooden statues) will be at the GRAMP And MAROC Club AGMs.

If you are not sure of the age class that you should be running in, this is tied to your year of birth, so effectively your age at the end of 2019 - see the attached table.

08th Jan 19


JD2C Final Results 2018

With apologies to those affected, belated posting of revised Final standing for the JD2C. Congratulations again to the category winners below as well as to all medal winners in the attached full table.

M8 Fraser Pain (GRAMP) W8 Dara Tivendale
M10 Findlay Cormack W10 Romily Kellas
M12 Ranolph Whitehead W12 Ruth Gooch
M14 Ewan Musgrave W14 Catriona Chapman
M16 Matthew Gooch W16 Eilidh Garrett

20th Dec 18


COPE project nominated for a ‘Rural Inspiration Award’

Congratulations to Sarah Dunn, whose 'Community Orienteering and Protection of the Environment' project (COPE) has been nominated for the European Network for Rural Devlopment 'Rural Inspiration Award'. Sarah has been managing the COPE project over the last 2 years.

Further details are published on the Scottish Orienteering website here, and there is an article on COPE in the December issue of SCORE.

20th Dec 18


Gramp Post AGM Christmas Score, Sunday December 2nd

Grampian Orienteers have asked us to advertise the following.  For anyone not coming to MAROC club training on Sunday morning (but why wouldn't you???):

Gramp Post AGM Christmas Score, Sunday December 2nd

Foggieton

Parking at Cults Primary School, NJ883032

Courses:

Long score, 45mins (over 16s only)

Short score, 30mins (included recommended yellow course if preferred)

Starts 11 -12

Seniors £4, Juniors £2

Cake and hot drinks stall in aid of the Scottish World Schools Team

28th Nov 18


Junior Colour and Participation Badges

Latest updates to the junior colour and participation badges, updated to include the recent event at Bogendreip.

15th Nov 18


MAROC awarded Bronze level Scottish Orienteering Club Accreditation

Mar Orienterring Club were presented with our Bronze level Scottish Orientation Club Accreditation at the event at Bogendreip on Sunday 4th November.

Here are a couple of pictures.

04th Nov 18


JD2C Latest

Latest JD2C standings updated after the event at Scolty on Sunday 14th October. Final (JD)2C event is at Bogendreip on this coming Sunday, 4th November.

01st Nov 18


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