eNews May 2019

Posted: Fri 24 May 2019

This weekend BASOC members are heading to the SW of Scotland (Dalbeattie and Drumlanrig) for the Scottish Champs. There is a good entry for the individual on Saturday with a couple of relay teams entered for the Sunday. Keep an eye on the Solway website for results over the weekend.

At the start of May the British Long Distance Champs were in Yorkshire; congratulations to Alice who is the W14 Champion – see the article on the BASOC website

There were other good performances from BASOC members and this has led to Izzy Cox being selected for the Stockholm Summer Tour (aimed at M/W17s) and Anna Cox for the Deeside Summer Tour (aimed at M/W16s); well done and we look forward to the reports from the tours.


There are a few local events coming up – remember to help the organisers and pre-enter if possible.

Sunday 2nd June: Moray & Highland Junior Champs and Regional event: Culbin. This is a lovely area to orienteer. More details on the Moravian website

Sunday 9th June: Jamie Stevenson Trophy: Glen Gynack, Kingussie. This event is aimed at juniors from Scottish orienteering clubs. BASOC are hosting this year – come along and help before you have a run.

INVOC events:

Wednesday 29th May: Culloden.

Sunday 16th June: Keppernach & Achagour (where the Scottish Champs was in 2018): INVOC website has details. Remember that the Scottish Orienteering website has up to date details of all events in Scotland


Wednesday 12th June: INVOC are holding an Event Safety Workshop on 12th June at Inverness Ice Rink. They have kindly invited any BASOC members who would like to attend. This is an essential workshop if you would like to organise events, and highly recommended for anyone who helps out. Please contact Gemma before the end of May if you'd like to attend.

Saturday 15th June: North Area Juniors’ Coaching: for any junior at Orange (TD3) standard and above in MOR, MAROC, GRAMP, INVOC, BASOC.

Lead Coach: Elizabeth Furness (Moravian)

Location: Quarrelwood, west side of Elgin. Assemble at Quarrelwood Car Park www.streetmap.co.uk link

Time: 1100 – 1500

Bring: packed lunch, drinks, snacks, and keep an eye on weather forecast for suitable clothing, sun or rain protection.

Cost: tba

You must pre-book for this session so that sufficient resources are prepared – see Survey Monkey

All offers of help from coaches/parents gratefully received (epfurness [at] btinternet.com)

BASOC Tuesday sessions continue throughout the ‘summer’. See the BASOC website for details www.basoc.org.uk/events and the note from Hilary below.

Scottish Orienteering have a range of courses available www.scottish-orienteering.org/upcoming-courses/

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A note from Hilary Q about Tuesday sessions

I'm still looking for volunteers to do Tuesday sessions please - odd dates or a few, plan or deliver it on the night or both, controls or no controls, your choice of venue, your choice of activity! You'll get as much support as you want, and I'm sure you'll find it an enjoyable learning opportunity. Next date waiting to be filled is 25 June - close to the longest day, who's got a bright idea for that? Anyone and everyone can do something to keep these regular training sessions viable - please email me:

Some sessions will see the return of "virtual controls" - no kites out, so participants have to look carefully at the map and check they're in the right place. Ideal for the planner who isn't confident or lacks time to put out controls!