Month: October 2016

Senior Home Internationals Victory

It was a narrow victory in the end but that just makes it all the sweeter (1 point in 50!). 17 out of the 18 in the team scored points over the weekend (and Emma – the 18th – was right behind Claire in the individual and had a coin toss gone the other way could have been in a scoring relay team too) which just goes to show how important it is to have depth and to keep going, no matter how tough it feels – every place matters.

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Orienteering on ITV

The ITV Border programme ‘Border Life’, 21st Oct, included a report of a Solway Orienteers event at Mark Hill that was held in August. It’s about 18mins into the programme. They had an Austrian club visiting that week so they also feature, and one of the victorious GB relay team from the World University Championships the previous week was warming down by having a holiday in the region, so Megan Carter-Davies was also interviewed.

Volunteer position: Trophy Coordinator

Your main responsibility is to keep track of the trophies: who have they been awarded to, and where are they? This will initially not include the trophies for the Scottish Score Championships which are being looked after by an existing volunteer.

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Ward Junior Home Internationals 2016

Team Manager’s Report

Well done to all the team and thank you to our supporters over the weekend. Everyone put their all in to both races – and the disco! – and were a credit to Scotland. On Saturday at Simonside we had some excellent results on what was a very physically tough and demanding area.

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Moray Schools Sponsorship Deal

Innes & Mackay

The Moray Schools took place on Thursday 6th October in glorious sunshine at Gordonstoun School with 20 primary and 3 secondary schools represented. The event was administered by Active Schools with Moravian providing all the technical support. Winning the right to battle it out with schools across the rest of Scotland were Forres Academy while the top two primary schools were Bishopmill (Elgin) and Kinloss. Read More…

Highland 2015 wins award

We also received a Commendation for Sports Event of the Year, so all-in-all a tremendous night for the promotion of orienteering to a much wider audience. Colin Matheson, Events Manager for Scottish Orienteering, attended the red-carpet ceremony in Glasgow and was quick to thank key players through social media – Richard Oxlade was Event Coordinator for the Scottish 6 Days and Paul McGreal Event Director for WOC.

Full results from the Drum Event Awards

New Funding from Cairngorm LEADER for Orienteering

In the lead up to these events, the new “Community Orienteering and Protection of the Environment” (COPE) project will provide an exciting opportunity for the local community to get involved. Project manager, Sarah Dunn, from Mar Orienteering Club will work with schools in Braemar, Crathie, Ballater and Strathdon as well as youth groups at the heart of the community, to stage activities and also to help train leaders to be able to sustain activities into the future.

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