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Maroc MapRun Madness Week 1

Banchory East

Meet at 6:30pm Mon 2nd July at Banchory Academy for group session

Read on for more info....

01st Jul 18   Read more…

Maroc MapRun Madness

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).

29th Jun 18   Read more…

Dess POC Temporarily Closed

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.

18th Jun 18

Forest Sprint Series Final Results

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.

27th May 18

Linn of Dee Permanent Course now open!

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. 

18th May 18   Read more…

Aboyne after-school club restarts 19th Apr 2018

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

12th Apr 18

Virtual Orienteering - MapRun in Aboyne

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...

27th Mar 18   Read more…

MAROC wins at Aberdeenshire Sports Awards

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.

19th Mar 18

More Top MAROC Results

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.

05th Mar 18   Read more…

Deeside Night Cub - Final Results and Social

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.

05th Mar 18   Read more…

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