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.

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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Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2016

Event Report

The Scotland team converged on Cambus O’May near Ballater on Saturday 24th September ready to take on the 9 regions from England, plus Wales and Northern Ireland. It soon became clear that the courses planned by Jon Musgrave would be a tough physical and technical challenge but our athletes were equal to the task and the local wi-fi meant we were able to enjoy (!) nail-biting moments waiting for anticipated runners to appear within the finish times already posted.

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Spectator Races

Routegadget doesn't cope very well with the way we ran the Relay Spectators' race. All of your results are under the final entry of Men or Women.

After that you have got to cope with the fact that both halves of your course are on the same map.

This report shows you who were running the same gaffle and also you can compare with the JEC runners times on your gaffle.

New SCORE Editor

I’m Sheila Reynolds.  My husband, Scott, and I are expats from the U.S.
Some of you may know our youngest daughter, Charlotte, who introduced us
to orienteering through MAROC’s Active Aberdeenshire After-School
Orienteering programme.  This is our second stint in Scotland, and
although we are expats, we live here because Scotland is the home of our
hearts, and are thankful every day to be able to live in such an amazing
place.

My background is in the oil industry and technical writing, but it’s been
a while since I’ve done either, so I do hope that everyone will bear with
me as I take on the editing of SCORE.

I was born and raised in Alaska, so am no stranger to the outdoors or to
forests, but am new to the world of orienteering.  While Scott has moved
from walking through white courses with Charlotte to running in races
himself, I don’t see that in my future, as I am perfectly content to cheer
them on and volunteer where I’m needed.

We are, as a family, passionate about orienteering as the newly-converted
tend to be, and are very much enjoying meeting new people and exploring
areas of Scotland through this new-found – to us – sport.  We’ve all very
much appreciated the kindness and support of the orienteering community as
Scott and Charlotte have begun their orienteering journey with MAROC, and
volunteering to edit SCORE will be my attempt to pay that kindness and
support forward.

You can send a message to Sheila from the Contacts page

New Regional Development Officer Central / South appointed

In Rona’s words:

Orienteering has been a part of my life since 2001 when I started with my family, and I haven't stopped since! I came through the Scottish and British Junior Squads before going to Edinburgh University to study Genetics. I live in Edinburgh, am a member of ESOC and when I'm not orienteering I enjoy baking and spending time with friends.

Please join us in welcoming Rona to the team!