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How to interpret them
The IOF (International Orienteering Federation) have recently released the latest version of control descriptions.
Do you know what all those symbols mean? Can you differentiate between the 'north western knoll on the east side' from the 'eastern knoll on the north west side'?
Download the full 32 page PDF to discover more control locations than you ever thought could exist.
Minutes of the 2017 AGM are now availble along with the Chairs report complete with photos.
The three AGM skivers (Jess, Kat and Izzy) thought that they should update the club on why they didn’t join in the battle of club champion. Read on to find out more, written by Izzy (with the help of Kat and Jess on the long journey home!).
Run wild in the woods
Over the winter months this is in the dark, so you need a torch*. We go out orienteering, usually with a navigational focus. Call it training or just playing, it’s as hard as you want it to be, both physically and technically!
Newcomers are welcome and there is always someone to explain things and help you get started.
*We have three 1000 lumen headtorches for use by club members at Tuesday night O. Particularly aimed at relative newcomers - these will get you on a level playing field with the pros!
Meet at 6:30 prompt. Please come appropriately dressed for the weather on the night, the sort of thing you would wear if you were going for a trail run.
You need to be back by 7:30pm.
£2 Adults, £1 Juniors for BASOC or other orienteering club members.
£3 Adults, £1.50 Juniors for non members.
First round December 6
The Northern Night Cup website has the full details about the series. This is a joint venture with Invoc & Moravian, with each club putting on two events.
How to join the club
You do not need to be a member of a club to participate in orienteering, but joining Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club brings many benefits.
WOLF volunteer support
Three non-BASOC members provided a lot of support to the organisers of the WOLF 2017. Anne Hicking (GRAMP) did a lot of the VHI organising and preparation. Robin & Sheila Strain (ELO) helped out on the computing side of things. Robin in particular did some magical stuff with combining all the data from all the individual events into one SiTiming event. We presented them with a mounted copy of the Inshriach map signed by club members.
Round up of the Junior Inter Area weekend by Kat McGougan.
The Junior inter areas is an annual competition where Scotland is split into 3 areas: North, West and East. BASOC competes for North, and after a narrow defeat last year, we were keen to win back the overall title!
Congratulations to our 3 ScotJOS juniors; Kat, Izzy and Anna!
Scottish Orienteering announced the Scottish Junior Squad for 2017/18 last week. BASOC are delighted to be represented by 3 juniors! We would like to congratulate the girls on their hard work in gaining selection and wish them the best of luck over the next year.
Overall Points Results