Recent News and Information

(5th March) Brilliant Start to 2017 Scottish League by Moravian juniors

11 members made the long trek to Mugdock Park on Clydeside to compete in the opening round of the 2017 Scottish O League.

There were big rewards for 4 of our juniors who have got their campaigns off to the best of starts.

In the W12 class, Isobel Howard was an outright winner on Orange (beating all the boys in the process) while Faith Kenyon was 2nd W12 (9th overall) on the same course.

It was a great day for the McLuckies. Finlay won the Yellow course which is run by the M/W10As. His sister Kate came 3rd and was 1st girl. What a performance by everyone.

The seniors tried manfully, but nobody could quite emulate the achievements of the youngsters. Peter McLuckie got bragging rights in the McLuckie household by beating Morag on Short Blue. He got the biggest haul of ranking points amongt the Moravian seniors with 1089 for his troubles. Nikki, Colin and Donald had a very close "in house" battle on the Blue with the fairer sex coming out on top - just. (edit 6/3... Nikki was 1st W40L so we DO have a senior class winner after all. Thanks to Eddie H for pointing that out and well done Nikki).

Results here

BOF Ranking points from the event

BOF Rankings List (the list is updated each Thursday so Sunday's results not yet included)

Note that the BOF ranking list only includes 2nd year M/W16s and older - sorry juniors!

 

(1st March) Club Coach Trip to the Compass Sport Cup Scottish Heat - 12th March

Thanks to everyone who responded to the survey. We have decided to go ahead and hire a luxury coach to take us to Fife for the CompassSport Cup tie on 12th March. Please email Pippa (phweir ‘at’ btinternet.com) if you’d like a seat. The charge will be £6 per seat. The bus will pick up at 6.30 am in Forres, 6.50 am in Elgin and 7.10 am in Fochabers. Pippa will assume that everyone who replied to the survey still wants to go unless she hears otherwise.

As of 5th March when entries closed, the team (including those running the non-CSC coures) was as listed below. The list of start times for the CSC runners is HERE.

Ken Anderson, Liz Barr, Kathryn Barr, Fran Britain, Adrew Campbell, Daniel Campbell, Liz Campbell, Emily Fraser, Karen Fraser, John Pullen, Paul Furness, Elizabeth Furness, Donald Grassie, Alan Halliday, Scott Hamilton, Jon Hollingdale, Roo Hornby, Nikki, Isobel and Sophie Howard, Phil Kenyon, Fergus Kenyon, Faith Kenyon, Hannah Kingham, Colin Matheson, Colin & Kirsty McArthur, Peter, Morag, Kate & Finlay McLuckie, Fiona Newcombe, Kaisa Oikkonen, Shona, Jennfer & David Spencer, Pippa, Dave & Mairi Weir, Ali Wiseman, Eva Wiseman

Go Team Moravian!

Here is the course information and a note from Eddie

The course you need to enter is as follows:

M21, 35            Brown
M20, 40, 45      Short Brown
W21, 35, 40      Blue Women
M50, 55            Blue Men
W20, 45, 50      Green Women
M60, 65            Green Men
M70+, W60+     Veteran Short Green
M16,18             Junior Men Green
W16,18            Junior Women Short Green
M14-                Orange Men
W14-                Orange Women

The more of these classes we can have lots of runners on the better, so all of you in classes where there are not many members, please make an extra effort to enter. As long as you finish you affect the result. We want to beat our neighbours INVOC!

As an extra incentive, although the event would not normally be included in our club league, this event is being added so you will score league points.
 

(26th Feb) Faith is the star at Muir of Ord

There was a good turnout from Moravian at INVOC's event at Clash Wood today. Perhaps the best performance came from Faith Kenyon who won the Light Green with Eva Wiseman 3rd. Not bad for two girls still at primary school. Finlay McLuckie also had a good run on Yellow, finishing second while our best performance on the longest course, a 4.6 Km Green, was by 3rd-placed Andrew Campbell.

Results from all 20 Moravian runners can be found here

http://www.invoc.org.uk/results/2017/Clash_Woods_2602/

(19th Feb) Scottish Sprint Champs Results

Here are the  Individual race results and the combined results are below

 

Final Total Course results (all those who entered)

Final Scottish Sprint Results (those eligible only)
 
Final Urban Results (all those who entered and started)

 

(13th Feb) Bus to CompassSport Cup 12th March, Fife

We are hoping to take a great Moravian team down to the CompassSport Cup inter-club competition on the 12th March.  We are thinking of hiring, and heavily subsidising a club coach to take us there.  If you would like to come on the team bus, please register your interest here ASAP and by 21st Feb if you can:  

 

(7th Feb) Have you completed our Member Survey?

The Moravian Committee wants to know what our members think. What are we doing well? What might you like us to do better.Our new secretary, Ali Wiseman, has designed a 10-question survey that we hope all members will complete. We're particularly interested in getting the views of newer members as it's easy to lose sight of what people new to the sport and the club might find confusing about the way we operate.

The link to the survey is on the left hand side of our home page or you can navigate there direct from this story.

Complete the survey

(2nd Feb) Scottish Night & Sprint Champs - Problems with On-Line Entry

We apologise for the recent unavailability of the Oentries web site for entries to the Scottish Night and Scottish Sprint Champs. This was out of our control but it's now fixed and you can continue entering.

(29th Jan) Committee Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the meeting held in the Elgin City FC Boardroom on 17th Jan can be read HERE. A fine venue including a personal welcome from ECFC's Chairman Graham Tatters. Lots going on in the club!

(24 Jan) In Appreciation of our Chairman

Due to a number of other commitments, Donald has decided to stand down as Chairman, as he intimated he would do during this year at the last AGM. We have been exceptionally lucky to have him lead the club through the enormous growth following Scottish 6 Days MOR 2013 and the Scottish 6 Days and World Orienteering Championships in 2015.  He has been in senior Orienteering roles with clubs and the SOA for 23 years and thoroughly deserves a break.  He said:
 
I have been exceptionally proud to say that I am the Chair of Moravian Orienteers. I believe that we have a great club, THE best team spirit at all our events, THE best areas in the UK and THE best vibrant membership. The Awards I presented on Sunday, really demonstrated to me the number and standard of our members, especially the medals and trophies I presented for the Climie and Rogan Awards. We are blessed with some excellent talent.
 
Donald is looking forward to continuing to support MOR in the many skillsets he offers including mapping, planning, mentoring and coaching and we wish him all the very best.
 
The executive committee of Roo, Alan, Nikki & Ali will continue to run the club before we vote in the new Chair at the AGM this summer.