Civilian and Military Orienteering for soldiers

Our Next Few Activities

Wed 11th Aug   MLS Summer Series   Long Valley South (East)
Wed 18th Aug   MLS Summer Series   Ash South
Wed 25th Aug   MLS Summer Series   Congo & Mytchett East
Wed 1st Sep   MLS Summer Series   Minley
Thu 2nd Sep   MLN   Marne Barracks - JHGN Team Harris Champs *open to all MLN units*
Wed 13th Oct   Army Inter Unit Team Champs Day 1 Spanish Score   Longmoor Training Area
Thu 14th Oct   Army Inter Unit Team Champs Day 2 Harris Team   Longmoor Training Area
Sat 13th Nov   Inter Corps & Southern Night Championships   Twelseldown/Long Valley North
Sun 14th Nov   Inter Corps & Individual Day Championships   Long Valley North

Take Note

As temperatures rise during the summer, it is necessary to assess the impact of heat on military orienteering activities in line with JSP 375.

Orienteering is an individual activity, racing the clock, not other people.  Participants range in age from 18 – 60+.  Different length courses are provided at every event and individuals select a course for different personal reasons, some (45 year olds) racing around hard in c 60 minutes, some (young and old) taking a much more leisurely approach to the navigational challenge over 2+ hrs.  Most courses lie within forested areas, although open areas in the full sun will be encountered.

Those competing hard will be voluntarily exercising at a Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) of 8,...

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The warning order for the delayed Army Inter Unit Team Championships on 13/14 October 2021 has been issued - see Calendar.

Entries are open online at https://racesignup.co.uk/site/event.php?eventid=2012.

News

On Wed 7 July at the Bulford Ridge MLS Prizegiving event, the AOA President, Col Ed Heal, was delighted to be able to publicly thank Chris Huthwaite for his years of excellent service to the Army Orienteering Association, particularly for the last 7 years as the AOA Chairman. His diplomatic engagement with Army HQ was integral to the resumption (twice!) of military orienteering after the COVID Lockdowns.  Attached is the presentation of thanks.