LATEST ITEMS: Newly available: few places on Coaching Foundation course in Aberdeenshire 25 March; also taking bookings for Coaching Foundation course 11 March, UKCC L1 29-30 April and L2 25-26 March 2017, and for coaching weekends for participants of all standards, 18 & 19 March, 17 & 18 June.
A brief guide for club committees
Community Sports Hubs (CSHs) started as part of the Scottish Government legacy programme from the 2014 Commonwealth Games. From humble beginnings with 22 hubs 6 years ago, there are now 157 hubs stretching from Unst on Shetland to Kirkcudbright in Galloway. Is your club already involved? If not this article gives you a brief insight into the potential benefits.
This page provides links to various sources of information and guidance for event organisers, planners and controllers. The page itself and several of the documents listed are being reviewed in 2017; all constructive comments appreciated.
The Selectors, Marsela McLeod, Marjorie Mason and Elizabeth Furness, are pleased to announce the following have been selected to ScotJOS.
Updated for 2017
SOUL events should follow as closely as possible the comprehensive BOF Urban events guideline (Rules of Orienteering Appendix B, section11), the May 2016 version of which can be found here.
This provides guidance on course lengths, combinations and specific advice regarding safety for juniors.
The main change is the introduction of new Hypervet classes (75+).
Preliminary Dates & Locations
|5th March||Mugdock CP (CLYDE)|
|2nd April||Trossachs (FVO)|
|23rd April||Drumlanrig (SOLWAY)|
|14th May||Glen Nant (ECKO)|
|24th Sept||tbc (BASOC)|
|15th Oct||tbc (GRAMP)|
|29th Oct||tbc (INT)|
UPDATE 10th December
Thanks for the comments, and also emails that have come to me. There are a few things to note:
1. duplicates etc in the tables: I'll re-post corrected tables shortly once all the corrections have been made (nearly all result from using Scottish Champs as a SOL this year, which hopefully will not happen again for a while!).
2. Scoring rules: this year is even more complex than usual. We could do the scoring in lots of ways, but none is perfect (simplest would be to use BOF ranking points, but this doesn't work for younger juniors). Alternatives, either for the scoring system or course combinations, can always be considered by SOA, but there are always things for and against each system.
3. Contact email: Trevor Hoey
4. Archive of old SOL results - we are working on this, and have sourced some quite ancient league tables to add to the archive.
FINAL league tables for 2016 after SOL 7 are now available.
Scores arranged by COURSE or AGE CLASS are available. For some age classes there are differences in points between the courses and age classes, on account of course/class combinations used for the Scottish Championships being different from the usual SOL, see notes below for more explanations.
Initial dates and locations for the 2017 season are now available.
After 5 years of coordinating the SOUL series from its inception in 2012 as a regional offshoot of the NOPESPORT (now UKUL) urban league, current SOUL coordinator Andy Paterson (CLYDE) hands over the reins to Pat Squire (INT).