Organiser needed for our Summer Score event!
Our next formal event is the Summer Score at Findhorn, followed by the Club AGM. We do not have an organiser for this event - if you would like to volunteer to organize, please contact Andrew Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org). The AGM after the event usually lasts around 30-45 mins. Timings for the day and entry details will be confirmed soon on the club website (www.mor.scot). Why not bring along some lunch, and enjoy the social gathering with fellow club members after your run.
Hopeman Gala orienteering activity – 16th July 2022
Andrew has updated the details for the Hopeman Gala activity
You can find the details here: Hopeman Gala Orienteering Activity | Moravian Orienteers. There will be two courses on offer (a white and a yellow) which will be ideal for newcomers and beginners. Andrew and Liz will be there on the day to offer help and guidance. The activity will start at 10:30 am and close at 3 pm, with costs being £1 per map. Activity registration will be on the Hopeman playing field – please look out for the Moravian banner (and tent) next to the skate park. Dibbers will be available at no cost, though you can bring and use your own. So, come and support the Gala and have a go!
Isobel Howard handles the heat at EYOC in Hungary
Elizabeth Furness gives an update on Isobel Howard’s European adventure
Isobel made a solid start on her debut in a GB team, competing in all three races at European Youth Orienteering Champs in Hungary last week. In the long distance, which was physically demanding not least due to the 35 degree heat, Isobel ran a steady race and finished in 16th position. This was followed up by sprint and another top twenty position (17th). The W18 relay team of Iris MacMillan, Imogen Pieters and Isobel was well balanced with all three W18s selected to go to Junior World Orienteering Champs in Portugal as well, so this was a good opportunity to try out which leg they preferred. Three excellent runs bought them home in 8th pace with Isobel gaining two places on the last leg. To have two individual top 20 places in her first ever International is a fantastic achievement and one that she can be proud of. We all are - well done Isobel! Now off to the Junior World Orienteering Champs in Portugal...
MOR Committee meeting 27th June 2022
Our secretary Morag reports
A MOR ‘core’ committee meeting was held last week, with four members in attendance (we continue to look for one or two new committee members to join us). The varied discussions included:
- Confirmation of the new publicity leaflet having been printed and being available for anyone interested to pick up at Club events.
- Feedback from members organising events had resulted in a series of documents now being available (these are on the club website under the Resources tab) for Organisers of Club events.
- First Aid training for interested members is going to be organised for later in the year.
- Information about Moray 2023 is going to be added to the Club website to keep members up to date with developments throughout the year.
- The Club’s Social Media accounts are generating a good level of interest, though perhaps not generating many newcomers at our events.
- An exciting fixtures program for 2023 was discussed, including a number of new areas.
- An Event Safety Workshop is planned to be held on Zoom, for any club members who would be willing to organise or plan an event in the future.
- The Club AGM will be held after our Findhorn event on Saturday 20th August.
Please contact Morag (email@example.com) or Andrew if you would like further information on any of these discussion items.
SOA Coach & Volunteer Development
Update from our club coach Elizabeth Furness on coaching opportunities
SOA currently has two coach education courses scheduled to run this autumn.
- Coaching Foundation 30th Aug – 20th Sep
- Level 1 Coach 25th Oct - end Nov
The Coaching Foundation course is almost full but another one can be arranged if there are sufficient customers. For Coaching Foundation, learners should be actively involved in helping out with coaching sessions either in the club or with another organisation e.g. a school club, scouting etc. and able to commit to the 4 sessions of the course. Further details are here
The Level 1 course is open to those who have completed Coaching Foundation or Young Leaders and have some experience of coaching. This is more of a commitment with pre-course reading and assessed tasks as well as preparation time required between online sessions. Again it is essential that learners check that they are able to make the commitment before embarking on this course.
A series of three regional Young Leader courses is planned for the autumn (mid-late Oct). These would be held as one day face-to-face courses with an initial online session. Participants need to be 14+ and confident at TD3. To express an interest in this opportunity, please email Suzanne Robins-Bird (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers requested for BASOC Creag Dhubh event in October
BASOC are looking for volunteers to help at the SOL6/JHIs at Creag Dhubh on 9th Oct 2022. Please contact Jo Cumming (email@example.com) for more information and details if you are able to help.