Recent News and Information

Findhorn Results and Routegadget

Routegadget has now been added to the results from Saturday's event at Findhorn. PLEASE go in and add your routes. Instructions can be fopund by going to "help" Once the page has loaded. NB!!!!! Because the maze does not show on the background map, for the long course you will have to click in the first circle 4 times for each of the maze controls visited, before  it will let you go on to control 5. You will then have to do the same at the end for all the maze controls. The short course will need to do the same for the maze controls at the end of their course. (one click for each maze control) then go to the finish.

 Mapper comments will also be on the website shortly, plus the updated shools league.

Latest National Rankings

Here's the Moravian positions in the latest national rankings table taken from the BOF web site.

 

All level C events and above (eg Anagach this Sunday and Quarrelwood on 2nd Oct) plus all the SOLs, 6 Days, Scottish Champs etc count. Adults and juniors M/W16 and above are included. Well done to Dave and Pippa for being top man and top woman scorers in the club.

 

It comes out a bit corrupted on here, so have a look at the British Orienteering web site under the 'events' tab to see the list properly and to find out where you got your contributing scores. Here's the link - http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/rankings

 

Figures in brackets are your overall ranking position against everyone else in the UK. The +/- figures show whether you've gone up the table or down since last week. The figure after where it says MOR/Year of birth/M orF/ shows your toal ranking points. The other numbers are your 6 contributing scores (fewer if you haven't done 6 counting events) worked out over a rolling 12-month period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 (209 +4) David Weir MOR 1960 M 7245 1224, 1197, 1185, 1185, 1231, 1223
2 (213 +4) Eddie Harwood MOR 1952 M 7240 1225, 1220, 1209, 1199, 1196, 1191
3 (656 +43) Mike Rodgers MOR 1960 M 6610 1140, 1091, 1115, 1058, 1105, 1101
4 (697 +35) Ian Howells MOR 1963 M 6568 1066, 1150, 1098, 1071, 1083, 1100
5 (736 +2) George Paterson MOR 1967 M 6523 1081, 1134, 1022, 1154, 1115, 1017
6 (743 +46) Steve Smirthwaite MOR 1958 M 6518 1057, 1098, 1077, 1095, 1099, 1092
7 (887 +5) Chris Spencer MOR 1961 M 6371 1116, 1008, 955, 1085, 1091, 1116
8 (1006 +4) Nick Barr MOR 1960 M 6268 1051, 1057, 1072, 1003, 1022, 1063
9 (1151 -3) Roo Hornby MOR 1964 M 6119 1005, 976, 1017, 1038, 1055, 1028
10 (1354) Pippa Weir MOR 1963 F 5917 932, 1000, 992, 987, 1027, 979
11 (1505 +104) Malcolm Aldridge MOR 1957 M 5765 964, 967, 985, 889, 948, 1012
12 (1572 -9) Tim Eden MOR 1953 M 5683 997, 903, 978, 1056, 898, 851
13 (1659 -3) Peter Hornsby MOR 1953 M 5584 953, 1060, 862, 875, 872, 962
14 (2108 -5) Kim Eden MOR 1957 F 5072 906, 797, 854, 856, 793, 866
15 (2350 -3) Margaret Dearman MOR 1949 F 4683 774, 782, 788, 785, 778, 776
16 (2372 +487) Bill Young MOR 1968 M 4656 986, 925, 934, 949, 862
17 (2630 -6) Shona Spencer MOR 1964 F 4251 765, 728, 769, 758, 658, 573
18 (3183 +245) Caroline Hornby MOR 1964 F 3126 654, 351, 641, 769, 96, 615
19 (3350) Penelope Smirthwaite MOR 1960 F 2786 728, 562, 725, 771
20 (3425 -7) Andrew Stevens MOR 1967 M 2625 1061, 975, 589
21 (3458 -296) Douglas Murray MOR 1937 M 2546 714, 569, 575, 688
22 (3599 -7) Liz Barr MOR 1967 F 2229 761, 763, 705
23 (3835 -8) Richard Lander-Stow MOR 1976 M 1841 897, 944
24 (4481 -6) Derek McNeil MOR 1942 M 896 896
25 (4537 -7) Phill Thompson MOR 1951 M 850 850
26 (4618 -14) Berny Welsh MOR 1959 M 782 782
27 (4629 -12) Rob Barker MOR 1965 M 771 771
28 (4761 -9) Peter Cromar MOR 1930 M 608 88, 145, 259, 48, 68
29 (4853 -9) John Channon MOR 1943 M 476 476
30 (4885 -5) Debbie McWilliam MOR 1973 F 399 399
31 (4950 -6) Johnstone Findlay Macpherson-Stewart MOR 1949 M 198 198
32 (4974 -6) Margaret Cromar MOR 1933 F 51 51

 

Results and Photos for the Lossie Schools Campionships

The results and photos can now be accessed from the Results page. Congratulations to all the runners! Everyone completed the course correctly. We hope you all enjoyed the orienteering and you are welcome at any other events listed on the site. Don't forget Findhorn  on Saturday!

Results for the junior area competition at Cambus O' May

The results are now in the downloads/public section in Excel format. Click Here

Junior Success! Mairi Weir is Northern Lights Champ!

Well done to Mairi who was presented with the W10 'Northern Lights' Trophy at SOL 5 today down at Cambus O'May. Mairi was first girl on the Yellow course, beating Lizzie Stansfield from Forth valley by 43 seconds. Terrific performance Mairi - well done!

In the North Clubs Junior Inter-Club Competiton we couldn't field a complete team of 10. However, our 6 junior runners did brilliantly, with one 1st place, two 2nds, a 3rd, 5th and 10th.  The overall scores were:

1st MAROC 995 pts

2nd GRAMP 858 pts (9 runners)

3rd INVOC 771 pts (8 runners)

4th MOR 583 pts (6 runners)

5th BASOC 95 pts (1 runner)

Hopefully next year we'll be able to assemble a full team and give MAROC a run for their money.

 

There was another great run from Andrew Barr who was 3rd on M14, while Ashleigh got one over on Kathryn for a change, beating her by 4 seconds as they took 2nd and 3rd at W12. Hamish Weir was 8th on M12 while Christopher Hornby, recently moved up to Yellow standard, did well too. A fantastic set of results.

 

Mairi was leading the W10 table after SOL 4 while Kathryn was leading W12 with Andrew 2nd on M14.

 

 

 

SOA newsletter

The latest SOA newsletter is in the Downloads section.

Schools Orienteering Festivals 2011

The date has just been confirmed for the Moray Schools Orienteering Festival which will be taking place at Gordonstoun School on Thursday 6th October. Active Schools are providing and co-ordinating most of the manpower, but we still need a few club members to help out on the course with confused kids!

 

In previous years the Gordonstoun Festival was held in April, but the schools wanted to change to a system where they concentrate one one sport per term.

 

The dates for the area festivals are:

15th Sept - Lossie Schools (Roseisle)

20th Sept - Speyside Schools (Aberlour)

28th Sept - Forres Schools (Grant Park)

30th Sept - Elgin Schools (Cooper Park)

Anyone who can make it to support any of these will be very welcome.

First Minister Demo at Elgin

Huge thanks to everyone who was involved today. The whole thing went really well and the sun shone despite a horrid forecast. There were so many club members involved - adults were Margaret, Dearman, Douglas Murray, Peter Cromar, Malcolm Aldridge, Jen Bichan, Nick Barr Donald Grassie (as SOA President) and we had loads of juniors helping to coach the West End P6s - Andrew Barr, Johntone Macpherson-Stewart, Johnny Bichan, Alana Young, Billie Young and Kenneth Maciver. Sorry if I've missed anyone.

 

Andrew got to speak to the First Minister, and we got lots of positive feedback from the Scottish Government party, plus lots of media coverage. It was also a great chance for the Scottish Orienteering and British Orienteering professional staff to discuss orienteering with some seriously influential people. They got lots out of it by all accounts.

 

Just as importantly, the kids from West End Primary had a throroughly fun afternoon. Great stuff and well done everyone.

 

Mike R

North Clubs Junior Champs - 11th September

Don't forget it's the Inter -Club Junior Champs at the Scottsih League event at Cambus O'May this Sunday! We need at least 10 juniors running white to Light Green.

 

Pre entries are now closed but juniors can enter on the day. Please try to make it if you can as we're still well short of a full team. ANYONE can enter, even if it's your first time with the club!

MOR has three new coaches!

At the end of July, Jenny Bichan, Ian Howells and Chris Spencer successfully completed the UKCC L1 Coaching course at Glenmore Lodge.

The three of them are qualified and licensed to coach up to TD3 – Orange standard.

Chris wants to concentrate on adult beginners coaching. Junior coaching will see some changes in the next few months.