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Our Next Few Events

Sun 18th Mar   Ex ASTUTE RUNNER - Army Individual Championships   Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire
Wed 21st Mar   MLS   Longmoor West
Wed 28th Mar   MLN   Watermillock   Whistle and Cagoule will be compulsory. Pre-registration required   Whistle and Cagoule will be compulsory.
Wed 28th Mar   MLS   Aldermaston   All Team and Indivs need to pre-register using our online entry system at   MLS Relays on 28 March are at Aldermaston, get your entry in now! Online entry(no payment) at

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The AOA have decided to swap from teaching map making using OCAD 9 to the open source OpenOrienteeringMapper software. The current version 8 (available at has functionality way beyond OCAD 9 and is completely free. The only major feature that it lacks from OCAD 11 & 12 (at £600+) is the ability to render Lidar data into contours. The creation of base maps from Ordnance Survey Topological and Environment Agency data height data can be obtained from the undersigned at cost.

We will make this change for the course on 21 Sep 18. Those who might be interested in such a course are asked to...


Following the cancellation of the event at Belvoir Castle on Sun 18 Mar due to snow, a decision regarding rescheduling of this event will follow in due course.


A BAOC member, Maj (Retd) Rob Shenton, will be running the North Pole Marathon on 8 April, raising funds for Help for Heroes. Anyone wishing to support him can do so through

Further information regarding the Inter Unit Championships can be found at

Day 1 of the Championships on Wed 23 May 2018 has also been registered as a World Orienteering Day event.

Maj James Ballard hopes to attempt the Bob Graham Round in Aug 18 and has asked whether there are any military orienteers who have done it before and if so, would be pleased to hear from you.

Any admin instructions or contacts would also be very useful.

Please contact James directly at 2MERC-BCOY-OC at