Our Next Few Events
The President of the Army Orienteering Association (AOA) agreed at an AOA meeting on Fri 8 Jan 21 that Army Orienteering would remain suspended until 1 Mar 21. A further assessment is likely to take place in mid-Feb.
Currently, planning for the 2021 Inter Unit Championships on 19/20 May would continue. The 2021 Inter Corps & Individual Night & Day Championships are planned to take place on 13/14 Nov on Long Valley North, Aldershot.
British Orienteering have re-iterated the Government's Guidance for outdoor exercise during the English national lockdown from Tue 5 Jan. There are to be no organised orienteering activities (events, competitions, leagues or coaching), except for disabled people. Local Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses can be used for permitted individual exercise, but without any competition or league results.
Military navigation training using orienteering resources may take place as directed by the Chain of Command in accordance with the in-place Force Health Protection Instruction (FHPI).
As requested during the MLS AGM, PFA the current MLS FOE for remainder of the season. This should hopefully help units and team captains identify opportunities to organise an event. If an event is unable to go ahead then the intent is to reschedule the event to the next available date or one which is suitable for the Organiser rather than cancel the event.
MLS Unit Reps,
I am looking at updating the POC which I currently have for the MLS unit reps. If you are the unit rep or team captain and have not received an email from myself recently in regards to MLS AGM or FOE than please send your details to myself via the AOA details tab.
SSgt Des Dickinson
The British Orienteering Championships (BOC) and British Relay Championships (BRC) 2020 that had been re-programmed by SEOA for early March 2021 have now been cancelled due to the non-availability of alternative parking arrangements, plus COVID uncertainty. Individual entrants should have received notification yesterday through Fabian4. BAOC Members who had paid their Relay Entry Fee contribution will be contacted shortly.