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It has now been agreed that the MAROC event on 1st October will be included in the JD2C, so we're back up to 9 events. The remaining events counting for the JD2C are therefore Cambus o' May on 1st October, Forvie on 15th October and Scolty on 5th November. Scoring will now be best 5 out of 9 events.
Those of you who have trophies, please return them to John Mason at one of the upcoming events so that they can be engraved and awarded to this year's winners at the MAROC and/or GRAMP AGMs.
MAROC is now 40 years old! To honour this milestone, we are holding a 40th Anniversary Dinner at the Raemoir Hotel on Friday 3rd November 2017, with all current and past members welcome.
We have had to reduce the number of qualifying races for the JD2C: the best 4 of 8 races will now count towards the final results, with the revised schedule here. This has been caused by the reduced number of level C events this year, and in particular with Scolty having been postponed from17th September to the 5th November (therefore no Bennachie event).
The remaining 2 events counting for the JD2C are therefore Forvie on 15th October and Scolty on 5th November.
With the success of last year's club weekend, the club will again be staying at Feshiebridge to coincide with the Highland WOLF events on Speyside. We will be staying at Feshiebridge Lodge from 22nd September to Sunday 24th September. Invites have been sent out by email (but if you've not received one and think you should have, let us know via !).
Orienteering will be provided by BASOC with middle distance (near Grantown-on-Spey) and urban event (at Aviemore) on the Saturday and SOL 5 at Inshriach on the Sunday. For those with energy to spare the event ceilidh is at Lagganlia on the Saturday night. This is right next door to the accomodation at Feshiebridge lodge. Further details for all the events on the BASOC website. Note that entries close on 10th September. The weekend also features the Veteran Home International this year.
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.
Over the past year through the Community Orienteering and Protection of the Environment (COPE) project we have been able to give many youngsters in upper Deeside and Donside an opportunity to give orienteering a try. Now I would like to extend that opportunity to adults by offering some introductory sessions in Ballater and Braemar. We have some of the best orienteering terrain in the UK on our doorstep and I am able to help get you involved if you would like.
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.
This summer Deeside will host the Scottish 6-Days for the 4th time, following previous events in 1983, 1993 and 2005. Main website for the event is here. Around 3,000 orienteers are expected to participate in the festival from all over Scotland, the rest of the UK, and beyond. However, the event is not just for expert seasoned orienteers and is open to all to participate. As well as competitive age-based classes there is a range of open colour-coded courses avilable for anyone to enter. And for the under 8s each day there will be a fun string course too. In case you are having difficulty understanding what is on offer and which class to enter, this document aims to demystify the whole event.
Please note that the closing date for pre-entries is 30th June 2017.