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The after-school club in Aboyne will restart on Thu 28th Feb 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
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)
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|
|7||25th August||MAROC||Glen Feardar|
|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.
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|
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.
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
Parking at Cults Primary School, NJ883032
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
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.
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.
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.