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2022 AGM a Great Success

Held 19th November 2022 in Finzean Hall.

Andrew McMurtrie took over from Nick Hale as Club President.

The Major Maroc trophies were awarded to:

Maroc Improvers Trophy: Emily Bichard (W14)

Maroc Junior Champion: Adam Barrie (M18)

Maroc Commitment Trophy: Sue Barrie

President's Report

21st Nov 22   Read more…

Maroc Take 2nd in CompassSport Trophy Final

The Trophy is the Annual UK Small Clubs Orienteering Competition.

Event held on Sunday 16th October 2022 at Tulliallan & Devilla, Fife. Hosted by Forth Valley Orienteers. Fifty Eight clubs competed in the Heats durung Feb/March this year and fifteen in Sunday's Final.

17th Oct 22   Read more…

Maroc AGM and Social 2022

Finzean Village Hall 7pm 19th November

Everyone is invited to come along to our Annual General Meeting at Finzean Village Hall at 7pm on Saturday 19th November. The meeting business is usually swift and followed by a pot luck supper. 

03rd Oct 22

Organisers and Planners Manuals 2022

Guidance for Maroc Organisers and Planners has been fully updated for use by both first-timers and the experienced.

Organisers Manual    Planners Manual

Use this link for help videos on how to use to SI Timing.

22nd Sep 22   Read more…

Autumn Activities 2022: Come and try orienteering at any of the following events.

Learn New Skills, Have Fun Exploring: Come and join us.

Activities Poster

Sunday 18th September - Bellwood, Aboyne. Beginner’s and near beginner’s training session.

Sunday 2nd October - Crathes Castle & Estate. Colour coded event. All welcome and help available.

Sunday 6th November - Corsedarder, Ballogie. Training session for beginners upwards.

Sunday 13th November – Birsemore, Aboyne. Colour coded event. All welcome and help available.

Sunday 18th December - Dess Wood, Kincardine O'Neil. Fun Christmas session and social for all the family

29th Aug 22   Read more…

Next MAROC event: Morrone Birkwood, Braemar. Sunday 28th August 2022.

Our next event is on the newly extended map of Morrone Birkwood at the western edge of Braemar. It is a beautiful area of heathland, juniper and birch woodland last used for the Jamie Stephenson Trophy in June 2018 and now extended westwards by Deeside Orienteering and Leisure Map to an area of detailed coniferous plantation.

Six colour coded courses available, Yellow to Brown, for Beginners to Experienced Orienteers.

See 'Events' for details.

18th Aug 22

GB Test Race hosted by MAROC

One of the two forest test races, used for selection of GB team for 2022 European Championships / World Cup 2, and also in selection for World Cup 3 was hosted by Maroc on July 10th. Glen Dye was the venue, using the map courtesy of our friends, Grampian Orienteers.

10th Jul 22

2022 Scottish Championships Weekend

The 2022 Scottish Orienteering Championships were held on Royal Deeside on May 28th/29th.

Saturday's individual races, organised by Grampian Orienteers, were held at Glen Dye, and the following day MAROC hosted the Relays at Sluie.

Major orienteering events have been held on both areas in the past, and whilst recent storms had taken their toll, it was an excellent weekend of competition.

31st Mar 22

Deeside Night Cup final results

Here are the final points tables for the 2021/22 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.

24th Mar 22   Read more…

Compasspoint Scottish O League Race & Senior Home Internationals


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. 

19th Jul 21

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