The Inter-Service (IS) Orienteering Match, will be held on 15 Jan 17 on Braunton Burrows, Devon.  Please see attached Team Selection and additional information. MLS Sec.


Thank you to all who supported the MLS Festive Score Event at Pickpit Hill.


 We were very fortunate to have an Army Photograher from the Press Office, Corporal Daniel Wiepen RLC, in attendance and he has made some of his best photos available to us at:


 


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3586ivcmh5twpgh/AACdGYWr1xWaEUCxmxt_N2Hqa?dl=0


 


Any issues accessing them contact myself.


 

 Unfortunately the MLS event at Barossa organised by RMAS has had to be postponed until the New Year due to work commitments.  Good news though the 1 hour Festive score event organised by Upavon Station will now be a League Scoring Event.  It is planned using a Brand new map that was produced by RLM maps this autumn, what better way to celebrate the festive season with running around the woods with a map and compass! you never know you might spot Father Christmas in the woods!  


The event flier for the night event on Saturday has been added in the events section and team captains should consult fabian 4 for individual start times.  Any team changes cannot now be actioned by the military organisers and should be addresses to the QO admin team at the events.


Urgent final call for the return of Inter Corps team trophies.  The RA have put out numerous requests for the return of trophies for the Inter Corps 2016. Some have been located, some haven't. Of  particular concern is the whereabouts of the Men's Long Team trophy.  The Army orienteering community is requested to search trophy cabinets, cupboards, offices and check with team colleagues to enure all the trophies are avaiable for presentation at the weekend.  If trophies turn up please contact the organisers ASP and get it to the weekend events.  Thank you.


League scores from MLS event No 1 now posted, sorry for the delay had to do a fix in the software. 


The post code for Bramshott is


GU30 7SY


You have to be travelling north on the A3 to access the area


Up to 08:00hrs on the 4th there have been almost no military entries for this event.  I realsie this is not normal practice for MLS but this event is trying to raise money to support the orienteering school at Longmoor. Huge amounts of volunteer time are given to support the courses and reductions in funding make this fund raising essential to support their efforts. Please use the spreasheet on the event organisation page to register unit teams. Please enter in advance or risk having to ask finishers to have their map.


 


Came across this article on Orienteering which I thought I would share, enjoy watching the accompanying video, it is under 3 mins, make a brew and relax and watch it http://www.windsweptwriting.com/10-reasons-orienteering-best-sport-ever/


This event may be attractive to members, try orienteer on dartmoor rather than route marching!


The Administration Instruction has now been uploaded to the Events page for this years Inter Corps Orienteering Championships on 26 - 27 Nov 16. POC is Lt Col Fitchett MBE RHA 94631 3330. MLS Sec


 


For those who would like to try out some civilian orienteering at the weekend the OK Nuts Trophy is being held near Dorking on Sun 25 Sep, a rarely used area in Glovers Wood. Full details at this link.http://slow.org.uk/events/oknuts2016/


Then there is the BKO double event on 29/30 Oct at Greenham Common (Night event on the Sat). Full details here http://www.bko.org.uk/ The night event will be good practice for the Inter Corps Champs in late Nov.


The Planner for the MLS SS Event at Tweseldown on Weds 07 Sept 16 has changed the map scale to 1:5,000 to improve clarity of map detail.  He is offering a Score course as well as Brown, Blue, Green, and Light Green courses.  See you in the woods.


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The New Forest Marathon which is a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and is on Sunday 11 Sept 16. Any serving Military personnel who wish to enter can use the code UKSERVICES to receive 10% discount on entry. Staff Sergeant Stuart Southwick is also in need marshals for the event, Anyone interested in helping out will be paid in return for their time. For more information contact him on 94273 8448 or 07883090985.  www.newforestmarathon.co.uk


The event on Wed 24 Aug 16, will be managed in accordance with JSP 539 CLIMATIC ILLNESS AND INJURY IN THE ARMED FORCES: FORCE PROTECTION AND INITIAL MEDICAL TREATMENT: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/521886/20160505_JSP_539_PART_1_V2.5_MAY_16_FINAL_SO2_PREV_MED.pdf 

The OCAD user course has been moved to Saturday the 17th. Course content is on the events page.


An orienteering map surveying course has been asked for by BKO but is open to other orienteers both military and civilian. A sound use of OCAD software is need to make the most of this very practical course. It will be held on the 12th of Nov. It is being facilitated by Roger Maher, Mike Elliot and Phill Batts. Details are on the events page.


Any questions should be directed to Phill Batts coaching@armyorienteering.com


A level 2 coaching course is confirmed for 08-10 Nov 16. The venue is Longmoor Camp and the course tutor is Derek Allison.


Entry requirements are a level one qualification OR some coaching experience and a pre course study pack.


The cost of the course can be offset by standard learning credits and a grant from BAOC.


Full details from Phill Batts coaching@armyorienteering.com


This guide has been provided by Hilary Quick of the SOA and is based on the original by Graham Neilson.


Well worth a download as a refresher for all mil league planners


Several weeks ago a proposal for a revised format to the Army Team Champs was posted. After very little feedback a further revision is attached for comment or suggestions.

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