Holidays are now a distant memory for most - and the fact that there was frost on the car this morning means that there are many positives for orienteers. The bracken is beginning to turn colour and die back a bit; visibility in the woodlands changes as trees turn through golden colours and eventually lose their leaves.
There is quite a bit of news this month and the committee have also met so there are some updates regarding BASOC business.
Earlier this year I received an email informing me that I had been selected for the JROS (Junior Regional Orienteering Squad) Lagganlia camp which took place in early August. The camp is focused solely on second year W/M14’s like me all around Britain and only around 25 kids are selected so I was very happy (and shocked) when I found out I had a place.
Paul & I have now returned from our extended wanderings; I am looking forward to catching up with some BASOC at Tuesday = O training over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, here are a few things for you. If you have anything for either the website or the BASOC news then please it send to Lynne.
This sounds grand - but anyone can enter if you are older than 35 years and this year over 4000 orienteers arrived in Denmark for the competition. The oldest class this year (with competitors) was M95!
Upon gaining selection to the Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS), Izzy, Anna and I were able to attend the biannual ScotJOS Summer Tour- hurrah! This is when the squad heads off abroad for around two weeks, training, racing and generally enjoying summer in Scandinavia!
It is all most the end of June, school is out and we are all enjoying the hot and sunny weather (yes it is hot & sunny in Denmark as well). This eNews has been a bit delayed as we had virtually no internet signal for a few days.
May has been a busy month, so here is the news, part 2!
May is a busy month on the orienteering calendar - lots of opportunities for racing and training, as well as having a chat and sharing some cake!
The second part of May 2018 eNews will come out towards the end of the month.
The IOF (International Orienteering Federation) has recently updated the specifications of some map symbols. Below is a guide to those changes, originally produced by Berkshire Orienteers and now reformatted to make it easier to read on small screens.
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The Coaching Foundation course is ideal for anyone aged 16 or over who wants to know how to help newcomers to the sport. We're running it on 4 Tuesday evenings starting 29 May, at no cost to BASOC members.