Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club




Last updated: Sat 29 June, 2024

Tuesday=O training to help you be an even better orienteer.

Usually, training starts at 6:30pm (arrive a bit earlier for a briefing) and finishes at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to join us.

BASOC suggest a 'donation' to help with the costs of running these sessions (for some sessions there will be a fee). Pay in cash on the night or request details for paying by BACS.
BASOC members = £2 adult, £1 junior / student with non-BASOC members = £3 adult, £2 junior / student; if you request a map printed for you, then please add £1 to these costs.

All enquiries to Lynne Walker via Contacts page

July 2024

In July, Tuesday=O is mainly on a 'self-help' basis at Loch Vaa SE. Details and maps are now available with the controls out from 1st July onwards. Please make sure you read through the PDF 'Notes for Participants July 2024' as this gives parking details as well as hints for how to approach the exercises so you get maximum training benefit.

There is a variety of exercises - from contour only maps, to window exercises (sometimes referred to as 'Fog-O'), to short control picks and planning long legs. The controls will all be 'training kites' so you have to navigate to the feature!

Lynne will be there on Tuesdays 9th, 23rd and 30th July at 6:30pm if you would like any coaching advice (there is a NUL in Elgin on Wednesday 3rd July so there will be no formal Tuesday=O on 2nd July). It would be ideal if you could drop an email to let me know if you intend coming along. If you go along outwith the Tuesday times mentioned, then please let Lynne know as it is handy to know the usage. Also if there are any problems e.g. controls missing / in the wrong place, let Lynne know so it can be fixed.

August 2024

The intention is to head to Kingussie in August - some urban O, Glen Gynack (what's left of it!) and a social.

If you have particular training skills you would like to work on, please let Lynne know as soon as possible.

Important safety and Covid related information
Please bring your own "comfort kit" - midge repellent, tick remover, sticking plasters and anything else that you might occasionally borrow from others. First aid will be provided only in extreme circumstances. Please also ensure you have with you any necessary medication.

You should not attend the training if you are showing any symptoms of Covid 19. The training will be managed to take account of Scottish Government & SOA guidelines.

Tuesday=O volunteers needed!

Suzanne is taking on the task of finding volunteers to lead activities throughout the year including the regular Tuesday evening training sessions. If you are willing to help out at training at some point during the year, then please get in touch with Suzanne directly via the Volunteer Coordinator link on the Contacts page of the BASOC website.
There are lots of things that would help the club including just being willing to organise a social get-together occasionally, so don’t worry if you’re not an expert orienteering planner! If you’d like to organise something just get in touch.
You can see the tasks - and who has already signed up for a task - in Sharing T=O tasks v2.

Are non-members covered by British Orienteering Insurance for these sessions?
Club Taster Sessions – Individuals, attending club sessions who may be interested in joining a club are insured for a maximum of 3 initial “taster” sessions. For indemnity to apply it is essential that the club records their name, address and dates of attendance. These details must be retained as they may be called upon in the event of a claim. The individual must be members of British Orienteering / Scottish Orienteering & BASOC from their 4th visit.