Event on Sat 25th Nov
AYROC's night orienteering activity on Saturday 25th November at 5.00 pm at Craigie Estate, Ayr.
Entries close at 10.30 pm on Thursday, 23rd November.
Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult on the course.
Yulia Buhaiets’ report from European Rogaining Championships 2023, Finland.
We covered 92 km and gained 263 points during the 24-hour score. My team was very close to winning a medal. During the race we were second, behind the winners from Latvia, until 8 am on Sunday. However, then we made a fatal mistake and got lost in Finnish marshes, hills and forest. As a result we’ve taken 5th place in WV category and 11th place in the Open category among 57 Women’s Team. I feel it’s not too bad. It’s amazing we can compete with European level teams. We were able to beat a lot of Scandinavian teams for whom it was their home terrain.
It was my second rogaining event of such a level, and it gave me an incredible opportunity to test my endurance and decision-making in extreme situations. Our team showed good team work and team spirit. I am looking forward to trying it again next year.
The World Masters Orienteering Championships took place in beautiful Kosice, Slovakia from 11th to 18th of August. A member of AYROC, Yulia Buhaiets, took part and wanted to share her experience.
‘Being a part of this incredible event made myself, my daughter Anastasiia and many others, very happy. I was returning to orienteering after a break and was determined to achieve new goals.
The main objective for me was the Final A for both Urban and Cross Country races. I managed to get there except for the Cross Country Middle Final Race where I had issues with my dibber. I was 3rd in W45 B in the Long Distance final , which was fabulous for me.
The maps were excellent with somewhat tricky contour details. My daughter was a helper at the event which was a good volunteering experience for her.
Orienteering connects amazing people and takes you to unbelievable places.’
About a dozen AYROC members made the trip to the County of Moray this year for the 6 Day festival of Orienteering. All of the areas are world class forests, mostly pine forests on sand dunes.
We also organised three successive days of Mountain Bike Orienteering around Forres and Elgin as part of the festival.
Next years 6 Day will be in the Brecon Beacons National Park and it has been announced that 2025's Scottish event will be around Ballater.
The photographs are courtesy of 6 Days official photographer Oscar Wilkinson.
AYROC took part in Craigie Community Open Day at Craigie Estate, Ayr on Saturday 12th August 2023 offering South Ayrshire families a chance to try orienteering. We hope everyone enjoyed their orienteering courses.