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After-school orienteering will restart in Aboyne next week, Thu 27th Feb, with a block of 5 weekly sessions leading up to the Easter holidays.
An explanation for those new to the club: juniors will automatically gain credit for participation (badges awarded for 5, 10, 25 ,50 & 100 events) and for running colour courses within various criteria (iron, bronze, silver and gold badges can be earned). Badges earned during the year are normally awarded at the club AGM in November.
If you think that your junior has run events for which they have not been credited, let Pat know (publicity - see contacts page).
We will be organising a further block of introductory coached orienteering sessions aimed at family participation during Jan-Mar 2020. The sessions will be suitable for families with at least one child age 8 or older.
Apologies for the sheets not being updated for a while but our juniors have been so busy over the summer it's been almost impossible to keep track!
Please take a moment to look over the sheets for your child to make sure everything makes sense and let Pat know if anything needs added or amended: publicity 'at' marocscotland.org.uk
Another change to the JD2C results - sometimes hard to tell who's run shadowed / paired / family group! So hopefully final revised results for the Jon Duncan Junior Deeside cup. Congratulations to the category winners:
|M8||Dougal Mather (MAR)||W8||Joanna McDonald (Gramp)|
|M10||Fergus Dunbar (MAR)||W10||Dara Tivendale (MAR)|
|M12||Ranolph Whitehead (MAR)||W12||Ruth Gooch (MAR)|
|M14||Blair Garrett (MAR)||W14||Morven Farquharson (Gramp)|
|M16||Sam Griffin (Gramp)||W16||Amber Graham (MAR)|
Please note that it has been decided that the event at Cambus O'May on 10th November will not count towards the JD2C. Further details below.
River Dee Radio's 'Sport with Paul' visited MAROCs Glen Feardar event last Sunday. You can hear their Orienteering Special via this link - a very good summary of the Glen Feardar Event and the lead up to it.
Here are the JD2C standings after the event at Balmedie on 7th July.
The next event which counts for the JD2C will be Glen Feardar on this coming Sunday - 25th August.
A free orienteering taster session for children in school years P5-7 will be held in Aboyne on Thu 29th Aug 3:45-4:45, meeting at the Community Centre.
We will be organising a further block of coached orienteering sessions after the summer holidays, aimed at family participation. The sessions will be suitable for families with at least one child age 8 or older. It will be possible to sign up and Pay As You Go for individual sessions, or alternatively sign up for the full block of 4 sessions and receive FREE Club Membership for all the family until Dec 2020.
The "MapRun" app allows you to set up and take part in "Virtual" orienteering courses using your smartphone. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will automatically beep when you reach the correct location of each control (nothing marking it on the ground). At the end of the course your results and split times can be saved into a results table alongside others who have run the course.
There are now 15 MapRun courses available (25 Sep 2018) in the Deeside area which you can use as you wish for family recreation or personal training.