Seasonal Orienteering at Glenmore Lodge
Maps can be collected at Glenmore Lodge (£1.50 each) or pdfs are available free of charge to SOA members. School and other groups are welcome to use the area for training or other events. A copyright charge of £1.50 for the first 30 maps (hard copy or pdf) applies thereafter £1 per map. Contact colin.matheson”at”scottish-orienteering.org for further information.
Event Safety Tutors
Event Safety Workshop tutors as at April 2017:
- John Mason MAROC
- Sheila Strain ELO
- Ross Lilley ECKO
- Suzanne Robins-Bird INVOC
- Donald Grassie MOR
- Tim O-Donoghue SOLWAY
- John Emeleus KFO
- Anne Hickling GRAMP
- Roger Scrutton ESOC
- Lindsey Knox RR
- Hilary Quick BASOC
- Lynne Walker BASOC
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want a ESW to be run for your club or if you'd like to become a tutor.
Each clock set has two displays: one for the start line which shows race time and one for the pre start / call up line. The start signal counts down the last few seconds with a beep, beep, BEEP to send the runners on their way. The internal Real Time Clock can be adjusted and synchronised to ‘internet time’ by using configuration software.
The clocks are looked after by Ted Finch who has more details and a Request Form on his web site… Each pair of clock displays is supplied in a robust box with charger. The box can be used as a stand for one of the displays. Tripod stands are also available for major events where crowds of waiting runners may obscure the pre start display.
The clocks may be borrowed by SOA clubs or hired by other orienteering or running clubs for events or training. Please contact Ted if you wish to use one. “Request a Clock”
The clocks were developed with the benefit of a grants from Sports Scotland.
SOL3 Drumlanrig Woods 23rd April
Preparations are well under way for the SOLWAY round in the challenging mixed woodlands and policies of Drumlanrig Castle. For those of you travelling to JK2017 please make time to visit SiEntries to enter SOL3 before you go. If you have a special start time preference please use the Special Request area to advise the organiser of your preferred Early, Middle or Late start times.
For more information on the event, visit SOLWAY's website or SiEntries.
SportsAid Scotland Awards 2017
Congratulations to the following junior athletes who have been awarded grants from the Robertson Trust by SportsAid Scotland to help them meet their training and competition costs for the coming year.
Freddie Carcas INT £500
Jake Chapman MAROC £1,000
Grace Molloy FVO £1,000
Finlay Todd INVOC £500
The Robertson Trust is a charity which was established in 1961 by three sisters, Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson, when they donated their shares in the family business, founded in the 1850s by their grandfather William Robertson, to the Trust for charitable purposes. It is through the foresight of these three sisters, and the continuing hard work and generosity of the present Trustees, that SportsAid Scotland is able to provide these awards. The SOA are asked to nominate juniors who are most likely to go on to represent Scotland at senior level and to succeed on the national and international stage.
They all represented Scotland in 2016 and Jake and Grace represented Great Britain at the European Youth Championships and Junior European Cup, with Grace achieving 4th place at EYOC Sprint. They were all selected for the GB Talent Squad in 2017.
SOA & FVO appoint new Club Development Officer
Chris will be known to many of you as a member of the GBR squad and World Championships competitor. He also has a wide range of experience in promoting, organising and coaching orienteering at all levels. Chris will be working with the FVO committee on his priorities for the immediate future and looking further ahead. In addition, FVO are working with the SOA regional development officer, Rona Lindsay, on additional projects.
Congratulations Chris and welcome to the team!
FVO are fully funding this post thanks to the support of sportscotland and great efforts by the FVO committee.
Chris will be working approx. 1 day / week and his contact details are:
Forth Valley Orienteers
SOA Event levies 2018
The board reserves the right to propose changes to event levies or memberships at a future date, depending upon the results of this trial and any other factors which become relevant. If it becomes necessary to propose a change to the levy rate, this will be brought forward to the AGM in the usual way.
Orienteers on The Adventure Show
Great coverage of the Original Mountain Marathon on The Adventure Show with very positive mentions of “Scottish Orienteers” Jess Tullie and Kersten Leslie (reported elsewhere as Team Scotland Orienteering). Watch it on the BBC iPlayer. Great publicity for this sport to try and attract the adventure racers out there.
Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad – Selection Policy
Based on the results from a set of selection races the squad is selected in September by a Panel consisting of the Squad management team – SOA Performance Director (Chair), ScotJOS Lead Coach/Manager and ScotJOS Treasurer.
Notice of SOA Annual General Meeting 2017
The AGM will be held following the Scottish Individual Championships on Saturday 20th May, at 5.30-6.30pm. Board members for the posts of Board Secretary, Development Director and Finance Director will be voted in at this meeting; see more info on the available posts here.