About 35 soldiers travelled to the technically challenging area of Merthyr Mawr for the AOA sponsored 2016 Army Individual orienteering championships. The AOA would like to thank SBOC for allowing the competition to take place within their Welsh Championships. The results were as follows:
Men: Richard Barrett
Women: Kezia Jukes
Brown 8.8 km 315 m
1st - Richard Barrett - 61.25 mins
2nd - Emmit Andrews - 69.55 mins
The final details for this weekend's competition have been issued by the organiser and start times allocated. See www.sboc.co.uk for details. Entrants are asked to stick with their allocated times and disregard the prizegiving time on the orginal Ex ASTUTE RUNNER details. Prizegiving will be in the building at the event centre at approx 14;30hrs, subject to all runners being finished. This timing is immediately prior to the Welsh Champs prizegiving. Competitors are asked to remain for Army prizegiving please.
Public Health England would like to invite you to a Tick Awareness Workshop. The workshop is to let people know a bit more about a project that we ran last year, exploring awareness in groups that had been classified as high risk. These groups included people who spent lots of time outdoors and potentially more exposed to ticks, for example, walkers, cyclists or people who work in the countryside.
World Orienteering Day clothing can be purchased via https://www.bryzosport.com/wodcollection
WORLD ORIENTEERING DAY – WED 24 MAY 17
Entries are now open for the Army Individual Championships which will run alongside the Welsh Championships with kind permission of SBOC. Courses and classes are as follows and entries are invited now:
Army Men Long - Brown
Army Men Short - Blue
Army Women Long - Blue
Army Women Short - Green
Army Novice Men - Light Green
Army Novice Women - Light Green.
MLS standings as at 16th Feb are available at http://www.baoc.info/league_results/MLS/2016/MLS
Any questions about the results should be directed to the Results Secretary.
The 2016 Inter-Service Champs were hosted by the Army at Braunton Burrows today, Sunday 15th Jan. Results and splits can be found here.
The following UKCC L2 coaching courses are in draft planning for 2017:
12-14 May Longmoor Camp
06-08 OR 10-12 Jun Catterick Garrison, depends on interest on either date
12-14 OR 15-17 Sep Longmoor Camp, depends on interest on either date
Details will be on the events page soon.
More information from email@example.com
Unfortunately due to low numbers of applicants for this course it has been cancelled.
A new date of 08-11 May 17 has been agreed and as usual, the course will be tutored by Dave Rollins.
This and all other AOA courses are open to civilian orienteers.
The joining instructions and an application form are on the events page.
The following Orienteering Skills Courses are available this year:
20-23 Mar Basic Skills Applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
08-11 May Basic Skills Applications to ASPT-DT-Clk@mod.uk
Planners Applications to ASPT-DT-Clk@mod.uk
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:
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
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/