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Our Next Few Events

Wed 21st Feb   MLS   Perham Down
Sun 25th Feb   Inter-Services Championships   Burnham Beeches
Wed 28th Feb   MLS   Barossa
Wed 28th Feb   MLN   Woodthorpe, York


Ex ASTUTE RUNNER, the Army Individual Orienteering Championships, will now be held on Sun 18 Mar 18 within the Midlands Championships event at Belvoir Castle near Grantham.

Further details are now available on the events page and online entries are open.

Please ensure you enter the Army classes at the bottom of the Fabian4 site.


All Army orienteers interested in running for the Army Team at the Inter Services Championship on the 25 Feb 18 at Burnham Beeches are to contact Maj Emmit Andrews.

Please included a list of orienteering achievements in the last 6months.




British Orienteering Strategy Consultation – Youth. “Every Junior Matters”

The AOA is contributing to the development of this strategy, as significant work needs to take place within the Field Army to attract young soldiers and officers into the opportunities orienteering offers.

At its most demanding, orienteering provides the challenge of navigating over complex and rough terrain whilst running at speed; combining navigational skill and aerobic fitness. To be competitive at this level, an orienteer must train regularly, not only to build up physical...


Dear Planners, Controllers and Organisers,

Firstly I would like to say thank you for your continued support to the MLS; without you it would not be possible for the MLS to cater for around 6000 entries each year during the winter season alone. A truly impressive statistic!

However, I feel strongly that orienteering is not currently catering for the adult beginner – instead the course progression from White to Black is set up to develop juniors who grow up orienteering.  Our soldiers are familiar with OS maps that depict a very different level of detail compared to an orienteering map and I think that it is this change that many struggle to deal with.  Last season 567 people...


Entries should be in no later than 8th March.