Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club

Tuesday=OTraining Sessions

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Last updated: Fri 16 February, 2024

No further Tuesday=O until 27th February due to Northern Night Cup races.

NOTE about winter weather
Winter weather can change our plans. Tuesday=O might have to be cancelled due to circumstances like poor driving conditions (snow, strong winds) or conditions in the training area (especially strong winds). If this is the situation, notice will be placed on this website page and also on the BASOC Facebook page by 12 noon on the day of the training. Also, if you are thinking of going along on a Tuesday, let Lynne know and she will email you directly if the training is cancelled.

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

Cost
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.

Contact
All enquiries to Lynne Walker via Contacts page

February 2024
Tuesday 20th February - no BASOC Tuesday=O due to NNC events.
27th February: Tuesday=O returns! This will be based at Loch Vaa (Boat of Garten, end of Kinchurdy Road), mainly using maps left over from the Club Champs in December (so no map printing and no charge for a printed map!). All the details for the evening session are in a Google Drive folder. Please make sure that you read through the 'Notes for participants' and also have a look at the 'map Not for printing'.
If you have particular training skills you would like to work on, please let Lynne know as soon as possible.
BASOC has three headtorches which are available for members to borrow - please contact Hilary if you are interested in this.

March 2024
The March sessions will take place in the Aviemore area. There will be a mix of Spey Valley Golf Course and faster urban sessions. The urban sessions will start to prepare you for the Northern Urban League (NUL) which begin at the end of May in Grantown. A social is planned for after the training on 26th March 2024.

April 2024
There will be no Tuesday=O on 2nd & 9th April (Easter holidays).
The sessions will then turn into Wednesday=O from 17th April through to 29th May 2024.

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.