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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
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.
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.
Guidance for Maroc Organisers and Planners has been fully updated for use by both first-timers and the experienced.
Use this link for help videos on how to use to SI Timing.
Learn New Skills, Have Fun Exploring: Come and join us.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.