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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It is a real pleasure to be running in drier forests and warmer temperatures - will it last? A shorter eNews this time - please do read all and take action though!
The days are starting to become longer, we are nearly at the end of the Tuesday = DarkO season. The orienteering ‘season’ has started with club members competing at the Scottish Sprint Champs (Stirling University) and the CompassSport Trophy (Beecraigs, near Linlithgow). Gemma, Izzy and Anna all achieved excellent results; everyone had something to smile about and more experience was gained by all.
There is a lot of news again this week, read on for more information!
There is a lot taking place over the next few weeks and months - make a note of dates in your diary so that you do not miss any orienteering opportunities!
First of all, thank you to all who have renewed their membership of the club, Scottish Orienteering and some who have also taken out British Orienteering membership. Jane (Cox) will be in touch if you have forgotten. Please do consider joining, as a minimum, the club and Scottish Orienteering, it does help to support the development of our sport.
Membership info here on the BASOC website
I am sure that you are all looking forward to competing in lovely forests and taking part in BASOC training to prepare you for competition. There is lots to tell you about, so please read on and make sure you put dates in diary etc.
The IOF (International Orienteering Federation) have recently released the latest version of control descriptions.
Do you know what all those symbols mean? Can you differentiate between the 'north western knoll on the east side' from the 'eastern knoll on the north west side'?
Download the full 32 page PDF to discover more control locations than you ever thought could exist.
Minutes of the 2017 AGM are now availble along with the Chairs report complete with photos.
The three AGM skivers (Jess, Kat and Izzy) thought that they should update the club on why they didn’t join in the battle of club champion. Read on to find out more, written by Izzy (with the help of Kat and Jess on the long journey home!).
Round up of the Junior Inter Area weekend by Kat McGougan.
The Junior inter areas is an annual competition where Scotland is split into 3 areas: North, West and East. BASOC competes for North, and after a narrow defeat last year, we were keen to win back the overall title!