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?
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.
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
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
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:
From SOA and 6 Day Co
On behalf of Scottish Orienteering and the 6 Day Company, we would like to pass on our gratitude and admiration to everyone involved in staging Highland 2015. Under the outstanding leadership of Richard Oxlade, the team delivered an event of exceptional quality. Richard’s calm approach to dealing with the many issues that arose in the preparation for the event, and during the week itself, gave everyone confidence that we could do it. And that’s how it proved.
World Orienteering Champs & Scottish 6 days
After the long build up and then the excitement, it’s all over now.
But you can relive some of that excitement by visiting the event websites and checking out the Results, Reports, RouteGadget, Photos, GPS tracking, and I’ve just added Videos from all the WOC days. WOC2015 website and 6 Days website
We can all be proud of the quality of event that we staged, both from a spectators and a competitors point of view.
Sandy passed away peacefully in the early hours of the 31st July 2015 after a long illness. He was an Honorary Vice President of SOA and one of the founding members of ESOC and CUNOC.