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Northern Night Cup

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.

Read more about the Northern Night Cup…


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.

Coming Up!

November: Tuesdays based around Grantown. Lynne will be planning and delivering.

December and January: Wednesday night cup races, Northern Night Cup website, suitable for anyone wanting to give night-o a go! See the website for more details on courses available. Lift sharing encouraged - keep an eye on our facebook page.

Tuesdays - if there's appetite for it, then we could meet in different locations for a trail run. Let Jess know at training if you would be keen for this.

February: Mehmet's strength training - back by popular demand! Tuesdays. Likely to be in Aviemore.

March: tbc, but Tuesday night-o training, gearing up for daylight again and early season races.

If night-o is not for you, then there are other opportunities. We would love to see you at our AGM and informal Club Champs on 25th November (Carrbridge). Festive fun in Nethybridge on 26th December.
Other clubs also put on events that we can attend, see and for details.

An explanation of how events are graded:

  • Major - Major national championships eg Scottish Champs, British Champs etc. (attendances often 1,000+)
  • National - Large high quality competitions such as the Scottish O League (attendances often 300/400+)
  • Regional - Medium sized events with a wide selection of courses - tend to attract reasonable numbers of people from other clubs (attendances 100-250)
  • Local - Local events with fewer courses and more informal organisation. Usually aimed at members of the host club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs. Usually ideal for newcomers to try the sport.
  • Activity - Local non-competitive training and coaching sessions, often suitable for newcomers to try the sport.

Neighbouring clubs events

Inverness Orienteering (INVOC), Moravian Orienteers (MOR), MAR Orienteering Club (MAROC)

Forthcoming fixtures can also be viewed via Ollie O'Brien's UK Orienteering Fixtures Map (here centred on PH22, Aviemore).

Links below will open the event details on the British Orienteering website in a new tab or window.