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Each week over the summer holidays we will be launching a new MapRun virtual orienteering course which you can go and run either on your own (at any time) or with a group. For those that like the idea of some company there will be a meeting point arranged every Monday evening where you can get together to make it a bit more social. The idea of the MMM is to get out there and have some fun whilst hopefully doing some useful (physical and technical) training at the same time. The areas will be primarily urban and / or open and the courses will be set at a maximum technical level of TD3 (orange equivalent).
Please note that the permanent course at Dess is currently closed due to ongoing forestry work. We hope to re-plan and re-launch the course once work is completed, likely in autumn 2018.
Final points table for the Forest Sprint series is here. Well done to all who took part and especially to Matthew Gooch for taking the top spot.
The new permanent orienteering course at Linn of Dee was recently opened as part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG weekend. The course has been installed through collaboration with National Trust for Scotland at Mar Lodge estate as part of the Community Orienteering and Protection of the Environment project, funded by Cairngorm LEADER.
The After-School Orienteering club in Aboyne will re-start on Thu 19th April with a block of 4 weeks up to 10th May and then a further block of 4 weeks runing from 31st May to 22nd June. The club is suitable for anyone from complete beginner up to "orange" standard and meets at Aboyne Community Centre. We use small nearby areas of woodland in the village to practice basic orienteering skills incuding map setting, symbols and compass work.
Further information and application form for the Aboyne club is available here
Looking for something to do in the holidays?
There are now two Maprun virtual orienteering courses set up in Aboyne: an urban style course of ~8km all round the village and sprint style course round the grounds of the school and neighbouring woodland.
The courses are set up so that you can run them whenever you like. Read on to find out how...
There was success for MAROC at the Aberdeenshire Sports Awards held on Friday. Aberdeenshire Sports Council awarded Team of the Year to MAROC and there was individual success for Eilidh Campbell and Matthew Gooch. Eilidh won the junior women's award and Matthew was short listed for the junior men's award.
After success in the local DNC, Joe Wright travelled down to South Wales last weekend where he proved his skill and fitness on a bigger stage by winning the British Night Champs M18 class by 9'.
Further afield, the Gooch family scooped an orienteering hat trick with Matthew Gooch winning his age class at the recent Portugal O Meet, whilst Joel and Dan both took 2nd place in theirs.
Over 30 orienteers found their way to Rock, Salt and Sole in Banchory on Wednesday for a meal and prize giving marking the end of the 2017/18 Deeside Night Cup Series.
Members of Mar Orienteering and Grampian Orienteering Clubs shared their stories over tasty fish and chips as the final scores were being totalled up from the closing event earlier that evening on Sluie estate.
I'm sure the sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed some people in the wrong age categories in the previously published standings! Here is a revision of the standings, hopefully with the correct age categories for everyone this time: JD2C standings. Further update after the Shooting Greens event to follow soon...
Results in italics indicate that the competitor was shadowed and score half points. The coordinator has asked that people get in touch if the status (shadowed or not shadowed) is incorrect for your family members.