For British Orienteering Squad Support Fund
10 years ago the 10,000m record was truly smashed at Meadowbank Stadium (Edinburgh) by Murray Strain, Scott Fraser and Graeme Ackland each running 200m in turns. All of us are older; some faster, some slower and now it is time to see if we can beat our own ‘World Record’ by going faster than the time of 25:50 that we set in 2005.
The ‘old’ team ran 26:48, and a ‘young team’ of James Ackland, Alex and Freddy Carcas ran 27:19, and the money raised is currently £1320.
21st May 15 Read more…
Assistance is required from the 8th to 12th June bracken bashing in Glen Strathfarrar. Control of the bracken at this stage will ensure fairer courses come August. Please contact Colin Matheson for further details: e-mail
Helping with this on a small part of the area need not render you non-competitive for the 6 Day Event race.
18th May 15
SOL league scores after 4 races are now available. Scores can be found by course or age class.
The calculation program has again been updated and should now reduce the number of name-related errors in the lists. Please let me know of any issues that you find.
17th May 15 Read more…
Jess and James Tullie (BASOC) both won at the the British Middle Distance Championships on Sunday at Naphill and Park Wood, with Murray Strain (INT) coming in 3rd and Helen Bridle (ESOC) 2nd. Full Middle results.
Murray also won the British Sprint Championships on Saturday at Aldershot, with Helen 3rd and Jess coming in 4th. Full Sprint results.
11th May 15
AGM Booklet available
The AGM will be held at 6 p.m.on Saturday 23 May, following the Scottish Individual Championships at Ardnaskie. The venue for the AGM will be the Village Hall in nearby Taynuilt. Download/view the SOA AGM Booklet 2015, including a proxy voting form, and SOA Financial Statements 2014. Your support would be much appreciated.
Please note the booklet has been updated 4 May to include SEDS report.
11th May 15
QR codes appear in adverts and information leaflets, and are most often used as a quick way to get to a particular web page. You install a QR code scanner on your smartphone, then scan the code with the camera’s phone! Scarily simple, or just plain scary to those of us who remember punch-cards for both orienteering and computing.
There are now a few phone apps that allow you to use these QR codes for orienteering, thereby opening up all manner of opportunities with very little effort, and making the sport instantly more attractive to the many people who love their electronic gizmos.
04th May 15 Read more…
Report from Antalya, Turkey
Great performances from Scottish Schools team
The Scottish Schools Orienteering team headed for sunny Turkey on the 17th April to take part in the week long ISF World Schools Orienteering Championships. This was the largest Scotland team to travel overseas for the biennial event with 32 pupils travelling in total.
30th Apr 15 Read more…
Highland 2015 inc. the World Orienteering Championships
The next entry deadline is midnight on 30 April, when senior entry fees will increase by £1 per day.
Details of the souvenir merchandise has just been published.
Keep up to date with information about the event on the 2015 website.
29th Apr 15
European Youth Orienteering Championships
Congratulations to the following Scotjos athletes who have been selected to the TEAM to represent Great Britain in the 2015 European Youth Orienteering Championships which are being held in Cluj Napoca, Romania 24th – 28th June 2015
Andrew Barr (MOR), Alex Carcas (INT), Thomas Wilson (CLYDE), Jennifer Ricketts (MAROC).
13th Apr 15 Read more…
Junior World Orienteering Championships
Congratulations to the following Scotjos and SEDS athletes who have been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2015 Junior World Orienteering Championships which are being held in Rauland, Norway 2nd – 11th July 2015
Sasha Chepelin (GRAMP/EUOC) – Middle, Long, Relay ‘A’
Chris Galloway (INT/EUOC) – Sprint, Long, Relay ‘A’
13th Apr 15 Read more…