Beat The Street in East Belfast this Sunday

Beat The Street Sundays continue – this Sunday 24th Sept it’s East Belfast.  We’re meeting at JACK Coffee Bar which is on the ground floor of Eastside Visitor Centre , beside CS Lewis Square on the Newtownards Road (beside box 25).  There is nearby parking at the health centre car park, or at Connswater Shopping Centre.

Bring map 2 plus your card or fob if you have them – and if you don’t have them yet then we’ve got plenty to give out as well.

Turn up 2:30 to 2:45, ready for a 3:00 mass start score training; time limit 45 minutes.  Explore the sights of East Belfast, including the new Connswater Community Greenway, linking all the way to Victoria Park (if you think you can get there & back in the time limit………..)

Due to insurance all under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Everyone is welcome; the training is nice & informal and a great way to explore.

This training is FREE.  Bring a few ££ for coffee & cake afterwards at JACK.  I have extensively tested their menu, & am happy to report it’s excellent.

Volunteering Update

Hi everyone,

With just 4 LVO events left in 2017 (but lots of other non-event stuff happening, hooray!) it’s time to fill in the blanks on the volunteer roster.  Remaining fixtures are:

14th October – Donard Forest

28th October – Crawfordsburn

11th November – Tyrella

18th November – Carnfunnock

You can volunteer for a Key Official role (planner/controller/organiser) or an on-the-day role.  Maybe a nice cosy MOO role now it’s getting autumnal out there???  Email

Full fixture list (including all the non-LVO events too) is here.  Look each individual event on the LVO fixtures list here to check out the roles available.

Reminder – Ballymena event POSTPONED

Just a reminder that the Ballymena urban event has been POSTPONED.  It was originally scheduled for this Saturday 23rd.  Next O adventures are this Wednesday (training at Lady Dixon, see Andrew’s post) & this Sunday (Beat the Street East Belfast, keep an eye for info coming soon).

On a brighter note, CONGRATULATIONS to all the LVO runners at last weekend’s Mourne Mountain Marathon.  Orienteers galore, including Declan & Trevor 4th in B class, Alan & Andrew 2nd in C class, Greg & Aine 3rd plus Stephen & Colin 4th in the new One-Day Score, and finally Paul with (non-LVO) Matthew a commanding 1st in Elite 🙂  Full results are here.


Beat the Street is GO

Beat the Street has started and the first of our Beat the Street Sunday Afternoon Sessions in partnership with Active Belfast is this Sunday 17 Sep. Meet up at 2.45pm at the brand new Girdwood Community Hub, 10 Girdwood Ave, Belfast, BT14 6EG. Girdwood Community Hub is between Antrim Road and Cliftonpark Avenue. Then from 3.00pm to 3.45pm the challenge is to search out Beat the Street boxes in the locality.

If you have a Beat the Street card and map please bring them. If you haven’t even a clue what Beat the Street is all about, just turn up and we will have everything you need to get your started. All ages are welcome, with under 16s to please be accompanied by an adult.

And we have a nice piece on the British Orienteering newspage!