The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.
As part of our ‘Go Orienteering’ Programme, EckO offer a Temporary Orienteering Course that is available for anyone to use.
The TOC will be in the area that EckO are using for training/coaching and an event for that particular month. The courses (usually 2) will be available for the whole month.
Happy New Year to all EckO members and friends. Hopefully, 2022 will be a year full of amazing orienteering adventures and social opportunities which will allow us to really grow as a club.
You may be aware from various posts and discussions that the Scottish Orienteering Equality group is keen to build up a picture of how we keep young people engaged in our fabulous sport. In addition to the recent 'community conversation' on this topic, SOA are running a survey which is anonymous.
SOA are keen to find out more views on what encourages and what puts young people off orienteering and to gather thoughts and ideas about what may need to change. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
The link to the survey is here
Adventure Oban invited EckO to help celebrate today's 150th Anniversary of the Oban Highland Games.
Ecko members do well on home turf today: Day 1 of Lochaber 2021 Scottish Six Days Orienteering.
Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.
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