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Wed 16th Oct   MLS   Bagshot
Wed 16th Oct   MLN   Bampton Common
Wed 23rd Oct   MLS   Mytchett
Fri 1st Nov   BAOC Event   Wessex Night League-Southsea, Portsmouth   The Norwegians are coming. We have a group of 13 Norwegians over for the Nov Classic who will also be at Southsea, can they handle the English weather, or are they just here for the Fish & Chips!

Take Note

Unless otherwise stated all Army orienteering events have a no dogs on the course policy.

Competitors are discouraged from bringing dogs, but they are allowed in the carparks when on a lead. Dogs are not welcome at Registration, on courses, or at the catering stand. 

This is to comply with Range Standing Orders and the DIO Licence for non-entitled civilians.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

AOA Chair

I have a few spare blue and lt green maps if there are any late entries out there. Send me a text to secure one

Congratulations to Lt Col Charles Bromley Gardner on receiving an Army Sports Control Board Lifetime Achievement Award for his Services to Army Sports.

Col Charles has had an active role across skiing, rugby, athletics and of course, orienteering throughout his regular and reserve service both in terms of personal performance and officiating.

The awards ceremony will take place at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on Thursday 21st November 2019, to celebrate with the winners and sportsmen and women from across the British Army.

The Army Orienteering Association is immensely proud of Charles’ huge contribution to Army orienteering, his selfless dedication to excellence and insurmountable willingness to assist...

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The Cyprus International Orienteering Festival participants will have exclusive use of the HylatioHoliday Village during the dates 10-15 March 2020. This will also be the Event Centre.

Events at: Kourion, Lophou Village, Kouris Dam, Melanda North and Melanda South

Flyer available from the Coaching Officer facebook page

Is this the year to miss the JK?

The Event:The Falklands Ultra is an ultramarathon in the South Atlantic islands taking place next April 3rd-13th, 2020. You don't need to be a hardened ultra-athlete to take part, for many participants it will be their first endurance event and an opportunity to challenge themselves and find out what they are capable of in an amazing corner of the world with a fascinating history and awe-inspiring landscapes.Broadly following the routes taken by British Forces in 1982 to liberate the Falkland Islands the course covers 100 miles (or 100km) in a single stage from Goose Green to Stanley via Ajax Bay, San Carlos, Mount Longdon, Two Sisters, Wireless...

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Note the RLC Corps Champs will be held as below, this is the weekend before the Inter Corps Champs at Caerwent/FOD:

Sat 23 Nov RLC Champs (DFOK, South East Night Champs) – AI & Entries Sec (tbc)

Sun 24 Nov RLC Champs (SLOW, Regional, Hankley) – AI Entries Sec (tbc)

The Entries Instruction for these events is now on this web site (see the Event details)

AOA has agreed to include a Veteran category in future Inter Corps Competitions and the attached draft document is enclosed for consultation.

Should you wish to comment, please forward any observations to Maj Andy Johnson, AOA Secretary (Via the link on the AOA page) by the end of October 2019.

 

We have a new batch of BAOC O-Tops in, cost a meare £25, open news item to see attached pic. The sizings are small so most go up one size, we have S, M, L, XL & XXL.  Allan Farrington takes them to all the MLS events, or you can email him at allan@baoc.info with your order, postage will be £2 extra.

Army competitors claimed podium places at the British Sprint and the Middle Distance Orienteering Championships over the weekend of Sat 14 and Sun 15 Sep 19.  Congratulations to double Silver medallist Maj Rob Ashton (M35) and Bronze Medallists, SSgt Vicky McCreadie (W35) in the Sprint and Lt Col Rich Mawer (M45) in the Middle distance.  Commiserations to Maj Rich Barrett (M45) who was on route to a medal in the Sprint before injury struck.  The stand-out British Army Orienteering Club (BAOC) competitor running for her local club Southern Navigators, was Maj (Retd) Sarah Rollins (W40) winning double Gold.  

 

The Sprint Orienteering Championship competition took place on...

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The Orienteering Foundation is pleased to announce support for another coaching day in the Lakes on Saturday 23rd November 2019. They are particularly keen to promote coaching of adult orienteers, who are often under-served, but also welcome groups with their own coaches. There will be a limit of 120 individual and group participants, given the limited size of the area, and to preserve a quality coaching experience. First come, first served. 

Date – Saturday 23rd Nov 2019.

Location – Haverthwaite Heights (as used for LOC middle distance in March 2019, routegadget).  Signed north from Haverthwaite crossroads, on the...

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The Army Orienteering Association (AOA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lt Col Richard Mawer AAC as Captain of the Men’s Army Orienteering Team. He takes on the role from Maj Emmit Andrews who we thank for his sterling contribution to the Men’s Team and maintaining our unbeaten record at InterService level.