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Wed 17th Jul   MLS Summer Series   Bordon The Slab   No catering available - water only.
Wed 17th Jul   MLS Summer Series   West Woods
Wed 24th Jul   MLS Summer Series   Ash South

Take Note

Unless otherwise stated all Army orienteering events have a no dogs on the course policy.

Competitors are discouraged from bringing dogs, but they are allowed in the carparks when on a lead.

This is to comply with Range Standing Orders and the DIO Licence for non-entitled civilians.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

AOA Chair

The Army Orienteering Association presented a cloth plaque to recognise the support of Brig James Woodham CBE MC in his role as AOA President between 2013 and 2019 outside Main Building, Whitehall recently.

We wish Brig James many more years of successful cunning running as he hands over the AOA reins to Col Ed Heal.

In the photograph, Brig Woodham receives his plaque from AOA Secretary, Maj Andy Johnson.

Mon 8 July- Further update on Ian's 500 Mile “Battle Back” Grand Prix 3-7 July 2019

Ian has now completed the ride and done over 500 miles, although he had to walk the last 100m as he got a puncture as he came around the last corner.  He is now up to £6005 on his Just Giving page, so thanks to all who have donated. You can still give, just go to the page from the flyer. Ian travels hundreds of miles to attend MLS and other military events, and even though he is ex-RAF, we still look forward to seeing his tents at O events.


Morning all,

We are yet to have a volunteer come forward to act as MLS Secretary.  We think we have someone lined up to take over next summer, but to we NEED someone to cover the next 12 months.  A Regular/ Reservist/ FTRS individual above the rank of Sgt is what we are looking for.

Please volunteer if you can, the committee roles are vital to keep the league running and moving forward; a league that is enjoyed by more than 1000 runners each year.

Get in touch as soon as possible,



We have a new batch of BAOC O-Tops in, cost a meare £25, open news item to see attached pic. The sizings are small so most go up one size, we have S, M, L, XL & XXL.  Allan Farrington takes them to all the MLS events, or you can email him at with your order, postage will be £2 extra.

Lt Col Charles Bromley Gardner has been competing for the British Trail Orienteering team this week in the World Championships near Monsanto in Portugal.  (You may remember that he planned both days of TrailO at JK19.)  After a disastrous start in the individual competition, he was still selected for the British team of three in the Relay Championship (with John Kewley MDOC and Tom Dobra BOK).  All came good on the day, with none making any errors (one of only two of the 21 Open teams so do to) in the PreO stage; a steady TempO stage allowed Spain to come past to take the Silver medal behind the hot favourites Finland, but gave Great Britain the World Bronze Medal, following the European...


Anyone who is acting as a planner/organiser/controller at an event or running a coaching session for a club (unless they are a licenced coach) need to have attended an Event Safety Workshop in order for them to be covered by the BOF insurance. It is a one-time 4 hour interactive session.  Katy Stubbs (BKO) runs these within SCOA, as and when required by sufficient people.  Contact BAOC Secretary ( for your details to be passed on.

The Adventure Show broadcasted this year’s JOK Chasing Sprint on BBC Scotland.The show is now available to view ...