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Wednesday evening Technical Training (WeTT) sessions this Spring

Fresh from his winter down under, Ewan Musgrave is organising a series of Wednesday evening technical training sessions leading up to the JK. Further details will be advertised nearer the time, but they are aimed at anyone at light green standard and above. The first one will be on Wednesday 15th March.

03rd Mar 23

Balmoral Success at Scottish Night Championships

A host of podium positions for Maroc

Maroc hosted the Scottish Night Championships at Balmoral on 25th February. The weather was cold with a few snow flurries but the conditions were excellent for night racing in complex terrain. 

01st Mar 23   Read more…

Club training at Haughton and Murray Country Park

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

24th Jan 23

Calling all teachers

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.

18th Jan 23

After school sessions to restart in March

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. 

18th Jan 23

Entries now Open for Scottish Night Championships

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.

31st Dec 22

Try the longest Orienteering Leg in the U.K!

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".

21st Nov 22

2022 AGM a Great Success

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

President's Report

21st Nov 22   Read more…

Maroc Take 2nd in CompassSport Trophy Final

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.

17th Oct 22   Read more…

Maroc AGM and Social 2022

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. 

03rd Oct 22

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