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Introductory Coached Sessions Aug / Sep 2019

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.

03rd Jul 19   Read more…


MapRun info and list of courses

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.

01st Jul 19   Read more…


Scottish Championships Closing date this Sunday 12th May

Reminder that the closing date for online entries for the Individual Championships is midnight this Sunday, 12th May.  The event is being hosted by Solway Orienteers and will take place on 25th May at Dalbeattie Town Wood with a revised and extended map. 

The Closing date for Relays is 16th May - please let Sarah Dunn know if you want to run in a relay team.  The relays will take place at Drumlanrig on Sunday 26th May.

More information on their website here for both the individual and relay events.

Entries via SIEntries here.

10th May 19


Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup - Standings after 3 events

Here are the JD2C standings after the events at Glen Dye. There should be another update soon to include the Coull event yesterday.

The next event which counts for the JD2C will be Potarch on 30th June.

29th Apr 19


Junior Colour and Participaton Badges

Latest updates to the junior colour and participation badges, updated to include events so far in 2019: Glen O' Dee, British Night Champs, SOL 1 Birsemore, Torphantrick, Glen Dye and the Deeside Night Cup events.

01st Apr 19


Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup - Standings after 2 events

Latest standings after the events at Glen O'Dee in January and the Birsemore SOL in February are here

Next event which counts for the JD2C is the event this Sunday at Glen Dye.  Weather forecast is good and a nice area so get out there and score some points!  Check the Gramp website for info on the road closure approaching Strachan from the west.

22nd Mar 19


Aboyne after-school club restarts 28th Feb 2019

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 

19th Feb 19


Introductory Orienteering Sessions Winter 2019

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)

09th Jan 19


Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2019 Events and Rules

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
4 28th April MAROC Coull
5 30th June MAROC Potarch
6 7th July GRAMP Balmedie
7 25th August MAROC Glen Feardar
8 6th October GRAMP Forvie
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.

08th Jan 19


JD2C Final Results 2018

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

20th Dec 18


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