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MAROC committee are proposing that the level D event at Coull this Sunday 30th April count as a JD2C event. This is contrary to the note on 15th April that Tyrebagger would be the next JD2C event.
Although Coull is a Level D event, there is a good range of courses and any beginners can be shadowed on the white.
Wednesday Orienteering in Upper Dee/Donside Series
We have a truly exciting 4 weeks of Wed evening events lined up starting on World Orienteering Day on the 24th May 2017. The series includes 3 stunning brand new orienteering areas and another just as stunning which has been rarely used...
We are planning on holding an orienteering camp during the second week of the April holidays, on Tues 11th, Wed 12th, Thu 13th. The camp will cater for all standards up to light green and will be suitable for anyone age 9+.
Further information and an application form are available here
As part of the COPE project we will be running a 4-week block of After-School Club in Ballater on a Tues, 3:30-4:30 pm, starting on 7th March. This club is targeted primarily at beginners in P5-7 and will build on the sessions introduced last autumn in the school. The club will meet at the Primary School but will normally walk over to Craigendarroch Woods to train in the forest.
Further information and application form for the Ballater club is available here
After the Easter holidays there will be a similar 4-week block held in Braemar.
We will shortly be re-starting After-School Orienteering clubs in Banchory and Aboyne, suitable for beginners and youngsters with some experience in P5-7. The Banchory club will run on a Tues 3:45-4:45 pm starting on 21st March and the Aboyne club will run on a Thu 5:00-6:00 pm starting on 9th March.
Further information and application form for the Banchory club is available here
Further information and application form for the Aboyne club is available here
Rules and events list for the 2017 JD2C. On the events list there are a few things to confirm, so look out for further updates.
The next Sunday event from GRAMP is a middle distance race at Balmedie with yellow, light green, green and blue courses.
On the blue and green courses, they've added a twist: two or three of the controls will have no control code provided, so you’ll have to find the correct control unit purely from the map and control description. There will be several false controls placed nearby to try to confuse you! … and each time you punch a wrong control, a 3 minute time penalty will be applied.
Maroc Talent Squad and World Schools juniors recently spent a long weekend training in Glen Affric, running in the footsteps of the world’s best orienteers from WOC 2015. The aims of the camp were; to inspire the youngsters to commit to orienteering, to foster team spirit and provide support in preparation for the Worlds Schools 2017, and at the same time to get some quality technical and physical training under their belts.
We will be hosting a Teaching Orienteering Course at Crathie School on 2 evenings in December; Wed 7th and Wed 14th from 4-7pm. There is 1 remaining free space available on this course for anyone working with schools or youth groups in the Deeside / Donside Cairngorm National Park area. We would also have space for some additional people who are working outwith this area on payment of the usual course fee of £70. The course is excellent training for anyone wishing to introduce orienteering in schools, scouts or other youth groups. No specific pre-requisite skills or knowledge of orienteering is required, just some enthusiasm to get involved and to subsequently pass on your new found knowledge to others. Please contact sarah at scottish-orienteering.org if you are interested
The Aberdeen University Orienteering Club is organising the first ever (as far as we are aware) 100 control point race around the Aberdeen Uni campus. Full details here.
Note that early email entries will close for this event on the 23rd of November.