BASOC showed our strength in night orienteering at the Northern NIght Cup series that concluded at Lochandinty last Wednesday evening. We had the 1st, 2nd & 4th places on the long course, 1st & 2nd on the Medium and 1st on the short.
We now have the opportunity to shine again, but this time on a larger stage, the Scottish Night Championships at Darnaway on the 18th February. Moravian are hosting the event this year along with the Scottish Sprint Championships on the Saturday. So whilst we don't practice running around the streets at high speed we are good in the forest, in the dark.
Exciting opportunity for north juniors - check out the attached image!
Email Jess T if you are interested :-)
Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM. A great turnout and a good vibe.
Many thanks to Lynne and the rest of the committee who are departing.
The minutes are below.
Badenoch and Strathspey Sports Council held their annual awards ceremony in September. BASOC are delighted to announce that Peter Lamb, our treasurer, was awarded the ‘SALSC Service to Sport’ in the area, as part of the Sports Administrator of the Year category.
Jess has been racing in the mountains...read about it here!
On Saturday Jess donned a different pair of running shoes to take part in the inaugural Ring of Steall Skyrace. The younger sister of the extreme Glen Coe Skyline (the one Johannes ran well in last year), this race takes in the peaks of the famous Ring of Steall mountains in the Mamores. At 29km with 2,500m climb, it’s a pretty brutal race! A bit different to our usual orienteering races.
In association with Russwood Ltd - we present the 2016 BASOC WOLF.
Over the weekend of 10/11th September.
Sat Morning: Glen Gynack, Middle distance results
Sat Afternoon: Kingussie, Urban Sprint (SOUL 8) results
Sat Evening: Ceilidh, Kingussie
BASOC are delighted to announce that Caberfeidh Horizons are our official Charity Partner for the 2016 Highland WOLF. The club will donate a minimum of 20p from each of your race entry fees to support this much loved local charity.
We are delighted to announce that this years WOLF will be sponsored by Russwood Ltd. They are a high quality local business based in Newtonmore - see info below.
This year we had a team in the Jamie Stevenson Trophy for the first time since 2008 - well done girls! Not only did they run they have also written a report too :-)
The series is now finished for 2016. After a late surge from Carrbridge Primary, Abernethy managed to hold off the competition and have won the 2016 title. There was a desperately close contest for 3rd place between Aviemore & Deshar.
Are you feeling a bit lost now the series is over? Click here for our guide to keeping your orienteering going.
Some quick stats: the number of runners increased every week up to a fantastic turnout of 52 for the final round. In total there have been 179 runs. The total distance run by all runners combined is a staggering 372km!