The final details for this weekend's competition have been issued by the organiser and start times allocated. See for details.  Entrants are asked to stick with their allocated times and disregard the prizegiving time on the orginal Ex ASTUTE RUNNER details.  Prizegiving will be in the building at the event centre at approx 14;30hrs, subject to all runners being finished.  This timing is immediately prior to the Welsh Champs prizegiving.  Competitors are asked to remain for  Army prizegiving please.

Public Health England would like to invite you to a Tick Awareness Workshop. The workshop is to let people know a bit more about a project that we ran last year, exploring awareness in groups that had been classified as high risk. These groups included people who spent lots of time outdoors and potentially more exposed to ticks, for example, walkers, cyclists or people who work in the countryside. 

Entries are now open for the Army Individual Championships which will run alongside the Welsh Championships with kind permission of SBOC.  Courses and classes are as follows and entries are invited now:

Army Men Long - Brown

Army Men Short - Blue

Army Women Long - Blue

Army Women Short - Green

Army Novice Men - Light Green

Army Novice Women - Light Green.


MLS standings as at 16th Feb are available at

Any questions about the results should be directed to the Results Secretary.

The 2016 Inter-Service Champs were hosted by the Army at Braunton Burrows today, Sunday 15th Jan. Results and splits can be found here.

Unfortunately due to low numbers of applicants for this course it has been cancelled.

A new date of 08-11 May 17 has been agreed and as usual, the course will be tutored by Dave Rollins.

This and all other AOA courses are open to civilian orienteers.

The joining instructions and an application form are on the events page.

The following Orienteering Skills Courses are available this year:

20-23 Mar       Basic Skills      Applications to

08-11 May      Basic Skills       Applications to

                        Planners           Applications to

The following UKCC L2 coaching courses are in draft planning for 2017:

12-14 May                        Longmoor Camp

06-08 OR 10-12 Jun        Catterick Garrison, depends on interest on either date

12-14 OR 15-17 Sep       Longmoor Camp, depends on interest on either date

Details will be on the events page soon.

More information from


The Inter-Service (IS) Orienteering Match, will be held on 15 Jan 17 on Braunton Burrows, Devon.  Please see attached Team Selection and additional information. MLS Sec.

Thank you to all who supported the MLS Festive Score Event at Pickpit Hill.

 We were very fortunate to have an Army Photograher from the Press Office, Corporal Daniel Wiepen RLC, in attendance and he has made some of his best photos available to us at:


Any issues accessing them contact myself.


 Unfortunately the MLS event at Barossa organised by RMAS has had to be postponed until the New Year due to work commitments.  Good news though the 1 hour Festive score event organised by Upavon Station will now be a League Scoring Event.  It is planned using a Brand new map that was produced by RLM maps this autumn, what better way to celebrate the festive season with running around the woods with a map and compass! you never know you might spot Father Christmas in the woods!  

The event flier for the night event on Saturday has been added in the events section and team captains should consult fabian 4 for individual start times.  Any team changes cannot now be actioned by the military organisers and should be addresses to the QO admin team at the events.

Urgent final call for the return of Inter Corps team trophies.  The RA have put out numerous requests for the return of trophies for the Inter Corps 2016. Some have been located, some haven't. Of  particular concern is the whereabouts of the Men's Long Team trophy.  The Army orienteering community is requested to search trophy cabinets, cupboards, offices and check with team colleagues to enure all the trophies are avaiable for presentation at the weekend.  If trophies turn up please contact the organisers ASP and get it to the weekend events.  Thank you.

League scores from MLS event No 1 now posted, sorry for the delay had to do a fix in the software. 

The post code for Bramshott is

GU30 7SY

You have to be travelling north on the A3 to access the area

Up to 08:00hrs on the 4th there have been almost no military entries for this event.  I realsie this is not normal practice for MLS but this event is trying to raise money to support the orienteering school at Longmoor. Huge amounts of volunteer time are given to support the courses and reductions in funding make this fund raising essential to support their efforts. Please use the spreasheet on the event organisation page to register unit teams. Please enter in advance or risk having to ask finishers to have their map.


Came across this article on Orienteering which I thought I would share, enjoy watching the accompanying video, it is under 3 mins, make a brew and relax and watch it