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MAROC Newsletter 1st October 2019
A very successful weekend and an overall win for Scotland at the Junior Inter Regional Champs in Yorkshire! Well done team!!
Thanks to all our volunteers over the past 2 weeks:
Pat Graham, Planner and Organisor and her helpers Chris Pearson, Shona and Alex Campbell, Fran Getliff, Alan Bennett, Paul and Jacqui Chapman, Bruce and Luke Graham:  Corsedarder Local Race
Sue Barrie and Adam Barrie for Mearns after-school club sessions
Jon Musgrave and Sarah Dunn for organising Wednesday night informal training.


Maroc Calendar            

-Sun 10th Nov: Cambus O May, Regional Race
-Sun 1st Dec: Woods of Easter Clune, Local Race 
-Sun Dec 15th: Bellwood, Aboyne, Local Race

Please see SOA Events Page for full calendar of O fixtures.
Wednesday Technical Training 

Wed 2nd Oct - Coull
Meet at the Aboyne Loch lay-by on the A93. Please sign up here if you plan to come along so that we know how many maps to print.

Wed 9th Oct - Dinnet South
Meet at the Cambus bridge car park. Please sign up here

Start time 6:00 prompt for both weeks - note earlier start. Please bring a headtorch as it is now getting dark quite early. Suitable for TD4+ (light green or above) only and there will be no controls out in the forest - use a gps watch to evaluate your route. Adults £2, Juniors £1. No sign up, no map.
Junior Successes

A number of older Maroc juniors have had a busy weekend representing both Great Britain and Scotland.

Eilidh Campbell and Matthew Gooch travelled with the British team to the Ardeche region of France,  to compete at the Junior European Cup. Eilidh achieved some fantastic results finishing 21st in the sprint, 17th in the long distance and 12th in the relay. Matthew consolidated his international experience with individual 40th and 41st  positions in a field of some 80 runners and 27th place for the team in the relay.

Adam Barrie, Catriona Chapman, Joel Gooch, Ewan Musgrave, Amber Graham, Ali Chapman and Kirsty Campbell were all part of the successful Scottish team competing in the Junior Inter Regional Championships in Yorkshire. There was a win for Kirsty in the W18 individual race and great second places from Joel in M16 and Adam in M14. Kirsty, Adam and Ewan were also part of the second placed Scottish relay teams on the Sunday.
North Area Juniors’ Coaching Sunday 27 October, Loch Vaa

Based at the Community Hall, which is at the end of a small road that turns south off the yellow road coming west out of the village of Boat of Garten. The hall is signposted from the yellow road. In the unlikely event of the car park being full, please park on nearby streets.

Times: start 11:00 prompt, lunch about 12:30, finish about 15:00.

Assembly: Please assemble at the SE corner of the village hall, where the path goes into the forest.

Lunch: We will have a picnic lunch near The Yard, which is about 1.5km from the hall.

What to bring: Packed lunch, usual O kit, with additional layers appropriate for the weather – check the forecast! Bags will be taken to the picnic spot for you.

Cost: there will be a small charge to cover cost of printing maps and other necessary expenditure.

Bookings: you MUST book for this session, so we know how many maps to print. Please use this form to book your place:  BOOKINGS CLOSE at 23:59 on Monday 21 October.

Offers of help from coaches – qualified or not – would be most welcome

In addition to signing up on SurveyMonkey please also email Katja ( so she can ensure lifts are organised for anyone who needs one), by 13th October (because of the school holidays) 

Controllers Course

A Grade C Controllers Course is being held in Roseisle Village Hall, Elgin on Sat 23rd Nov. Anyone interested in attending should contact Denise Martin, denise at to book a place. Before qualifying as a controller you will need to have planned and organised a certain number of local and regional events, in addition to attending this one day course.

Roxburgh Reivers would like to invite you to the 6th and final Scottish Orienteering League race of 2019 at Teviothead in the beautiful rolling hills of the peaceful Scottish Borders on Sunday 13th Oct..

 Closing date for entries is 6th Oct.

Further details on the RR website or go directly to Si Entries


September SCORE

Don't forget to read the latest issue of SCORE, SOA's quarterly magazine.

Paper copies can be requested via the SOA office (details in every issue).

As always, contributions from all readers are welcome.  If you'd like to discuss, email
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