Our Next Few Events
Ex ASTUTE RUNNER, the Army Individual Championships, due to be held on 18 Feb, is postponed until a date to be confirmed later this season,
A new event and instructions will be promulgated through the events tab.
The Army gets a mention on the BOF site again wrt the recent Night Champs;
2017 Southern Night Championships ...Read more...
All Army orienteers interested in running for the Army Team at the Inter Services Championship on the 25 Feb 18 at Burnham Beeches are to contact Maj Emmit Andrews. Emmit.Andrews669@mod.gov.uk
Please included a list of orienteering achievements in the last 6months.
The Army Sport Control Board will soon be 100 years old and to mark the occasion it will be publishing a commemorative book to celebrate a century of sport in the Army.
The book cover all sports, with a small section on orienteering, which will comprise a combination of text and photographs.
Given the 1 page constraint, the article will consist of a nutshell summary of the sport’s role and history in the Army, how the club has progressed since it was founded and how many participants today.
If anyone has historical information regarding the introduction of orienteering in the Army and photos from the past, please send them to the AOA Sec before Easter.
Entries should be in no later than 8th March.
Dear Planners, Controllers and Organisers,
Firstly I would like to say thank you for your continued support to the MLS; without you it would not be possible for the MLS to cater for around 6000 entries each year during the winter season alone. A truly impressive statistic!
However, I feel strongly that orienteering is not currently catering for the adult beginner – instead the course progression from White to Black is set up to develop juniors who grow up orienteering. Our soldiers are familiar with OS maps that depict a very different level of detail compared to an orienteering map and I think that it is this change that many struggle to deal with. Last season 567 people...Read more...
The AOA is contributing to the development of this strategy, as significant work needs to take place within the Field Army to attract young soldiers and officers into the opportunities orienteering offers.
At its most demanding, orienteering provides the challenge of navigating over complex and rough terrain whilst running at speed; combining navigational skill and aerobic fitness. To be competitive at this level, an orienteer must train regularly, not only to build up physical...Read more...