BASOC eNews July 2021
Hopefully you are all getting your orienteering fix these days!
1. BASOC Tuesday=O
From the beginning of August we will revert to slightly less structured training/coaching, though usually still with a theme. Information is on the BASOC website.
As ever, volunteers to plan, put out and lead sessions (preferably a few in succession) are most welcome - just contact Hilary Q. Meanwhile, big thanks particularly to Lynne for doing the lion's share of the coaching for the spring/summer series. Do please let us know what you particularly liked or missed!
2. BASOC events – updated news
Glen Gynack, Tuesday 27th July: email Hilary Quick to enter by 8pm Wednesday 21st July.
The event on 28 August won't be at Dunachtonmore. . . venue TBC (Alison & Jane are discussing. . .).
3. Summer training camp selections.
Congratulations to Alice & Faith on their selection for the Deeside summer training camp for JROS (Junior Regional Orienteering Squads). It looks as if this camp will happen, but just not in the usual format (so it may be relabelled ‘Somewhere else’ side) .
Izzy Cox has also been selected for the Gothenburg tour – hopefully in Gothenburg with the Plan B being the Moray Coast (subject the Scottish Covid-19 restrictions).
4. Sudden cardiac arrest – free training
Christian Eriksen, a Danish footballer recently made the headlines when he collapsed on the pitch and was revived by the medics and the use of a defibrillator (and sales of these AEDs soared after this incident!). What could you do if this happens to someone you see while you are out on a course?
From the British Orienteering website:
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Digital Toolkit: Learn to Save a Life - Enrol for Free Now
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood around the body and vital organs, due to an abnormal heart rhythm. It can happen to anyone, at any time.
The short course is interactive and takes about 30 minutes to do.
5. Lochaber 2021
The announcement was made on 25th June that this event will go ahead and the exact format of the event was decided in 14th July 2021 after the First Minister announcement on 13th July. For up-to-date information, read the July update on the Lochaber 2021 website.
The event is going ahead as 2 lots of 3 days (splitting the clubs into two groups to ensure numbers are kept within allowed limits), BASOC members will be able to compete on Days 1 (Ardchattan), Day 2 (Inverlochy, middle distance) and Day 5 (Creag Dhubh, a new area and our helping day). Due to problems with Day 4 at Achnacarry, the Day 4 location has been moved to Creag Dhubh - so anyone running on Day 5 in the same area could have some newly made 'paths' to follow, hopefully in the right direction! Jo has a conversation next week regarding the distribution of tasks between the clubs involved in the 2 days.
There are 12 BASOC members entered - enjoy your runs and it would be great if anyone takes any pictures and also if anyone would like to write a bit for the website - please let Lynne know.
6. Other events in the Scottish Orienteering calendar
Get some dates in the diary now! If you want to know if you should think of entering these events, just chat to someone at the Tuesday=O training.
- Sunday 29th August, Round 2 of the Scottish Junior Cup at Tentsmuir
- Saturday 4th September GRAMP Middle Distance SOL at Balmeddie (and SHI relays)
- Sunday 5th September MAROC SOL at Glen Tanar (and SHI individual)
7. British Sprint Champs Weekend
8. British Individual Long Champs
This is scheduled for 2nd October at Braunton Burrows in north Devon; there is a Middle distance race on the same area the following day. Entries are due to open on or just after 1st August. There is a specific website for this event.