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International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015

How do Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland do this?
Follow the Live blog by Jan Kocbach
From Monday August 24th until Wednesday August 26th
Worthwhile following, great material and ideas. What could Scotland take from this and implement?

25th Aug 15  

Glen Coe Skyline race

Johannes on Glen Coe Skyline, Credit:Ian Corless

Congratulations to Johannes Felter

Johannes Felter, the SOA Regional Development officer (Highland), was 13th at the inaugural Glen Coe Skyline race. This is 52.96km with 4,256m of climb, which he did in 8:33:10. The winner, Joe Symonds, did it in 7:36:21. The route features long and sustained sections of scrambling terrain, which is roughly equivalent to moderate standard rock climbing.

24th Aug 15  

Highland WOLF 2015

Highland WOLF, Credit:BASOC

Weekend of Orienteering in Lovely Forests

5-6 September. The initial online entry closing date was Sunday 23rd August, we are still taking online entries but they will incur an additional late entry fee and map availability can’t be guaranteed.
Start times will be published this weekend and more details about distances to start etc. in the next few days.
Entry via oentries.com and details on the BASOC website

24th Aug 15  

bto SOUL 7 Jedburgh Sun 27 Sept

SOUL logo

Roxburgh Reivers welcome you to Jedburgh for yet another new area to most urban orienteers. Full set of urban courses from m/w 12 - to supervet. Also bringing you an open sprint category suitable for over 16s (not part of the urban league). Entries are open now on oentries. Read on for more info about the area and event.

19th Aug 15  

Glasgow Parks Championships 2015


30th August

3 races, 3 parks, 1 overall result. Good social as well as competitive event. Now in the summer to make it even more enjoyable. Closing date is 22nd August, enter via oentries.com

18th Aug 15  

Board meeting minutes

Latest meeting

The minutes of the Board meeting held on 27th Jun 2015

18th Aug 15  

Ward Junior Home Internationals 2015

Team selections announced

This year’s JHI will take place in Northern Ireland, at Magilligan Sand Dunes, over the weekend of 23-25 October. The following team has been selected to represent Scotland:

13th Aug 15  

bto SOUL series announcement

As part of the post World Orienteering Championship celebrations STAG are now staging a full weekend of Urban/Park orienteering in Cumbernauld on the weekend of 31 Oct / 1 Nov. We’ve decided to add a bonus bto SOUL race to the weekend to make it extra worth the trip.

What was bto SOUL 8 (Cumbernauld Urban Race) on Sunday 1 Nov now becomes bto SOUL 9. bto SOUL 8 will be an urban sprint distance race on the morning of Saturday 31 October, followed by a middle distance race in Palacerigg Country Park in the afternoon. Read on to find out more about this and also the links to bto SOUL 5 results at Forres!

13th Aug 15  

Older items

Highland 2015, Thanks… 12th Aug 15

Highland 2015 now over… 09th Aug 15

Sandy Robertson… 01st Aug 15

World Orienteering Championships… 01st Aug 15

Alasdair McLeod interview… 23rd Jul 15

GB Team for World Champs Selected!… 16th Jul 15

Find Your Way to Orienteering… 14th Jul 15

Compass Point Scottish O League 2015… 27th Jun 15

SOA Annual General Meeting 2015… 25th Jun 15

Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2015… 25th Jun 15

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