Jon Musgrave receives SOA President’s Medal 2019

Mar Orienteering Club’s Jon Musgrave was awarded the 2019 Scottish Orienteering Association President’s Medal at the SOA AGM in Bo’Ness on 22 June, for his outstanding achievements organising orienteering events in Scotland.

Jon has always been instrumental in bringing high quality orienteering to Deeside, such as Home Internationals, selection races, international team training and the Scottish 6 Days (most recently in 2017). He organised the recent British Night Championships at Muir of Dinnet.

Jon Musgrave received the SOA President's Medal for 2019
Jon Musgrave received the SOA President’s Medal for 2019

Jon always strives for the highest quality of orienteering, demonstrated by his World Championship silver medal in 1993, winning the British Long-Distance Elite Championship in 1995, in his skills as an orienteering mapmaker and his dedication to coaching at club and National level.

A long string of MAROC juniors, trained by him, have competed at National level and he is currently ScotJOS Head Coach. He started orienteering in GRAMP with his parents, transferred to EUOC and then, for the past 30+ years, has been a driving force in MAROC, serving as President for a long period.

In Jon’s absence Sarah Dunn accepted the President’s Medal Trophy from Richard Oxlade at the AGM and on receiving it himself, Jon said “I was a bit surprised; really honoured to receive it.”