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Club training at Haughton and Murray Country Park
If there is demand all levels of training will be provided.
Sign up closed:23:59 on Wednesday 1st February.
The car park at Haughton Park will be appropriately signed. Please arrive promptly.
Further details here
IntrO course for teachers after the Easter holidays 2023
We are hoping to run an IntrO course for teachers and others working with children such as scout leaders. This will take place after the Easter holidays 2023 and consists of two 3 hour sessions. At the end of the course, you will have all the skills and resources needed to teach the basics of orienteering to a group of children. There will be a minimal fee to help cover costs. Further information from the Maroc club secretary.
Orienteering in Banchory and Aboyne
We are looking forward to restarting after school orienteering in Banchory and Aboyne. These sessions will take place on Thursdays starting on 16th March 2023. They will be suitable for children from P5 to S2, and will be organised through Active Schools. Look out for a message from Active Schools inviting you to sign up. Further information from the Maroc club secretary.
Balmoral: Saturday 25th February 2023
Enter Online by SI Entries here
To celebrate 25 years of the Deeside Night Cup and in conjunction with the Balmoral Estate, MAROC are pleased to host the 2023 Scottish Night Orienteering Championships. It promises to be a fitting test of night orienteering in quality Deeside terrain. Indoor facilities have been secured for the Event Centre.
As part of a busy weekend of Orienteering MAROC are hosting a Sprint Event on the streets of Ballater on the Saturday afternoon and neighbouring club GRAMP are holding a Regional Event on Balmedie dunes on the Sunday. Details on the websites and entries through SI Entries.
Fancy a challenge one day this winter?
Why not have a go at the longest orienteering leg in the UK now that the vegetation has subsided somewhat and the snow is yet to come: Glen Tanar to Ballogie, through Glen Tanar, Birsemore and Balfour. Click on the map to see the full leg marked on it. Its about 11.5k with +600m elevation gain. It's been run a few times in recent years and certainly easiest when the vegetation is down.
If you want to do it in its purest form try straight lining it, sticking strictly and accurately to the west to east direction,.The only deviations allowed are, if it is necessary to avoid any stock in fields at Newmill, and also so you don't have to run through the kitchens of Ballogie House! Respect any OOB on the map too.
As usual please be respectful of anyone or anything you meet along the way. Use common sense for further avoidance actions.
Free liquid refreshment of your choice at the finish at Craobhach, Ballogie (if we have it in the cupboard, and if someone is in!) for all successful "completers".
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