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It will be mandatory for all competitors to carry a whistle from the start of the 2019/2020 MLS Season. The competitor will not be allowed to start without a whistle. For those who do not have a whistle they will be available for purchase at registration for a £1.

Regards

Des

SSgt Dickinson (MLS Secretary)

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.

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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With the start of a new season I thought that this is a good opportunity to request Units to volunteer to Organise an event. There are still a number of dates available this year.

Besides the League points being awarded to the Organiser, Planner, Controller and Unit it helps to ensure that we can get as many possible events on throughout the year.

Any volunteers or questions regarding organising an event please contact myself.

Regards

Des

SSgt Dickinson (MLS Secretary)

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.

 

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)

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.