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Our Next Few Events

Sun 18th Mar   Ex ASTUTE RUNNER - Army Individual Championships   Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire
Wed 21st Mar   MLS   Longmoor West
Wed 28th Mar   MLS   Aldermaston   All Team and Indivs need to pre-register using our online entry system at   MLS Relays on 28 March are at Aldermaston, get your entry in now! Online entry(no payment) at
Wed 28th Mar   MLN   Watermillock   Whistle and Cagoule will be compulsory. Pre-registration required   Whistle and Cagoule will be compulsory.

Take Note

The AOA have decided to swap from teaching map making using OCAD 9 to the open source OpenOrienteeringMapper software. The current version 8 (available at has functionality way beyond OCAD 9 and is completely free. The only major feature that it lacks from OCAD 11 & 12 (at £600+) is the ability to render Lidar data into contours. The creation of base maps from Ordnance Survey Topological and Environment Agency data height data can be obtained from the undersigned at cost.

We will make this change for the course on 21 Sep 18. Those who might be interested in such a course are asked to...


‘Congratulations to Maj Rob Ashton REME and Maj Lyndsey Jones AGC on winning their respective individual Inter Service Titles at Burnham Beeches on Sunday 25 Feb 18. 

Both the Army Men’s and Women’s teams were resounding Inter Service Champions for the 40th consecutive year.  Full results are available on the Hertfordshire Orienteers website:



The Royal Engineers are hosting this year’s Inter Unit Champs on Wednesday 23 May at Bulford Ridge.  This will be a register event with the World Orienteering Day scheme and will fall in line with their intent to encourage new participation into Orienteering.

Please be aware that there will be an MLS event on Bulford ridge 10 weeks before the Inter Unit Champs; feel free to use this MLS event to help novice orienteers get familiar with the ground.

Exact Format to follow, but it will a Spanish Score on Day 1(teams of 4 can run together, as per Harris time of last person counts)  and Harris Event on Day 2

Thanks goes to SARUM OC for Planning and Controlling for us;...


A BAOC member, Maj (Retd) Rob Shenton, will be running the North Pole Marathon on 8 April, raising funds for Help for Heroes. Anyone wishing to support him can do so through

The first day of the Army Team Championships on Wed 23 May 2018 has now been registered as a WOD event, outline details available here:  There is a WOD newsletter out with some useful info, but you are better off going straight to their website using the link below which gives all the latest info and more:

Note that any orienteering activity held between 24-29 May can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event, so why not consider doing your own unit event and registering it on the WOD website.. 

Maj James Ballard hopes to attempt the Bob Graham Round in Aug 18 and has asked whether there are any military orienteers who have done it before and if so, would be pleased to hear from you.

Any admin instructions or contacts would also be very useful.

Please contact James directly at 2MERC-BCOY-OC at