BASOC eNews February 2020

Marion And Callum

Marion And Callum

Posted: Sat 15 Feb 2020

A short eNews this month - everyone must be out orienteering!

1. This is an important message from Badenoch & Strathspey Sports Council

Dear member clubs,
In January I emailed all members of the Sports Council, indicating that we needed new office bearers (Treasurer, Secretary and Chair) for the organisation to survive.
To date we have had no interest in any of these posts, despite contacting all member clubs and publicising the situation through the Strathy and the Community Council.
We will be meeting soon (any responses required by 22/2/20 at the latest) and, unless volunteers have come forward, we will be making plans to wind up the Badenoch and Strathspey Sports Council in May. Under our constitution, our remaining funds (some £4000 or so by then) will be given to Highland Council, and the future funding of local sport by Highland Council will, most likely, be much less accessible to clubs - if available at all.
This is very much the "last chance" for BSSC so please share this with your club members.
Anyone who feels they can help please get in touch with me (treasurer) via this email address in the first instance.

2. BASOC heading to large competitions

CompassSport Cup / Trophy, 15th March 2020, Errochty

This is now confirmed as Errochty. Details are on the STAG website. Entries will open on Wednesday 19th February through SIEntries. Club Captain Ann McGougan will be in touch with everyone who has indicated that they are going regarding this. Note that entry fees start to go up on Sunday 23rd February.

British Champs, 21st March 2020 near Liphook, Hampshire.

A small select group of BASOC athletes will be flying the purple & black BASOC Wolf.
Duncan Francis; Alice & Clare Kemsley; Jane, Anna & Izzy Cox.

JK weekend, 10th – 13th April 2020 North Yorkshire

A large BASOC contingent are making the journey south to this Easter weekend event. Entered so far are:
Alison Campbell; Jane Chisholm; Izzy & Anna Cox; Jess Halliday; Rob Hickling; Gemma & Mehmet Karatay; Clare & Alice Kemsley; Lynne Walker; Ross White; Paul Frost (sprint only).
Get in touch with (Purple) Jane if you would like a relay run on the Monday.

3. SOL series 2020

This is / has started with SOL1 at Darnaway.
SOL2 is at Coille Nathais near Oban on Sunday 29thMarch 2020.
SOL3 is at Birnam Hill on Sunday 3rd May 2020.
Remember to keep an eye on the Scottish Orienteering calendar for up to date information.

4. Junior Inter Area competition – save the date!

All BASOC juniors, please reserve this date in your diary so that you can help the North Area to victory!
Junior Interareas this year will take place over the weekend of 24th/25th October. The relays will be in the Stirling area on the Saturday, overnight accommodation at Stirling YH and then the individual event will be part of the Clyde SOL on the Sunday.

5. Intermittent eNews for March and April 2020

Lynne & Paul are about to head away to Portugal (POM), Spain (Malaga Sprint O week and other activities) and the JK. We will be in email contact so there should be an eNews for March (post CompassSport Cup) and April (post JK) but normal service might be interrupted at times!