SOA Development Summit “The Future of Scottish Junior & Schools Orienteering”
Please contribute your views on the future of Scottish Junior & Schools Orienteering via the Google form below, or if you prefer you can email the organiser directly (contact address below).
The AUOC 100
Aberdeen University Orienteering Club (AUOC) welcomes you to take part in its first ever major orienteering event on Sunday 27th November. And we are going BIG! We offer our competitors a 100 (or 50) control point race based around the Aberdeen University campus.
British Orienteering Talent Squad Selections
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Tayside Orienteers win Galaxy funding
The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund has awarded Tayside Orienteers £300 in their weekly round for community funding. Voting took place online and Tayside won the People’s Choice award for most votes last week. Galaxy give five donations weekly, with four chosen by a panel of judges, and one voted in by the public.
Golf for orienteers
Scottish Orienteering has been offered a complimentary fourball at the Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club (to be played before end April 2017). Coffee and bacon roll included.
British Orienteering Coaching Conference
The national British Orienteering Coaching Conference is a biennial event; the next one takes place over the weekend of 14th and 15th January 2017. The location is Crewe (at the Crewe Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University, a short walking distance from the train station).
Ray Heyworth 1929 – 2016
He helped at many events and contributed as an organiser (at the Scottish 6 days), planner of SOLs and SoSOLs and controller of many events. He travelled throughout the country to compete: Cannock Chase, Epping, the New Forest, The Lakes, Wales (Croesco ’88) and Cornwall. He also went to the Swedish O-Ringen (’84). His best result was 4th at the British Championships in 1984, but other highlights included contributing to the winning of the CompassSport Trophy in 1996 and competing in the VHI in Pembrey 1990.
Scottish Championships 2017
ELO Sprint Race
Friday 19th (evening), Tranent.
All new map of the tricky Urban estates where multiple British Champion Murray Strain learnt to run.
ESOC Individual Race
Saturday 20th May Gullane, Archerfield, and Yellowcraigs
The finest area in East Lothian featuring an extensive series of open and forested coastal dunes between Aberlady and Dirleton, remapped from LiDaR with sections new to orienteering. We have access to Archerfield Estate, the exclusive new golf course.
INT Relay Race
Sunday 21st May. Binning Wood
Newly remapped and derhodoed, with a complex ride network unchanged since the original 1755 map.
Scottish Junior Inter Area Competition 2016
The Junior Inter Area relay comprises an Orange, a Yellow and a Light Green leg. Encouraging participation is an important part of the competition and this year a record 121 young athletes took part in the relay, with more than half from North Area.
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.