Help FERMO – NI Sprint and Middle Distance Championships

The hard working team at FERMO will really appreciate your letting them know you are competing at the NI Sprint and Middle Distance Championships this Saturday, 12th May. A post on their website http://fermoblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/ni-sprint-and-middle-distance-championships/ explains how to contact them and what they would like to know (see the “Registration” section). If you can’t commit yourself at this stage don’t let this stop you competing on Saturday. You will be welcome. All the best for your race. The NIOA AGM takes place between the two races.

NI Sprint and Middle Distance Championships, NIOA AGM

FERMO invite you to the Fintona/Seskinore area on Saturday 12th May for the Northern Ireland Sprint/Middle Distance Championships. Details https://fermoblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/ni-sprint-and-middle-distance-championships. The NI Orienteering Association AGM will take place between the two events at Ecclesville Equestrian Centre.

Irish Orienteering Junior Selection Criteria 2018

Copies of the Irish Orienteering Junior Selection Criteria for 2018 may be found here.

Irish Orienteering Sprint Championships

Just realised – entries for the Irish Orienteering Sprint Championships close this evening. The Championships are in Dublin City University. Link for information and entries is here.

JIRCs Report September 2017

by Sophie Pruzina As a second year W18, this was my last year running in the Junior Interregional Championships. I first ran in the JIRCs in Sandringham in 2012, where I got very lost in the unfamiliar terrain and head high ferns that had grown up overnight. Since then I have competed in Graythwaite in the north west, Breton Spurs in the west midlands and Cambus O’May in Scotland, and each year the experience has helped me to improve my navigation skills and confidence, as well as meet other orienteers my age from all over the UK. This year the Read More …

Routegadget now up for WEE 2 at Barnett’s Demense

Routegadget is now up for WEE 2, (quick link here). Thanks to all for turning out and especially the army of helpers. Geoffrey

WEE 2 Barnett’s Park + More!

WEE 2 takes place at Barnett’s Demense this week. Details here. In the spirit of Graeme’s introduction of some new training elements I have homework for you! Have you ever done this? I’m a bit of an expert in doing this! I’ve added an article this morning to the Junior Orienteering Tips page, written from the pain of doing this many times, with a cunning plan on how to avoid it (from the menu choose “Juniors”, then “Orienteering Tips” and then click the link “Distance Judgement & Relocation in the Control Circle”, or just click here). It’s your homework – or Read More …

JROS Coaching Course

Keith Marsden of JROS (Joint Regional Orienteering Squads) has announced that JROS will be hosting a Coaching Course at Lagganlia Outdoor Education Centre, Aviemore, from 17th to 21st July. Attendees have to be aged 17 at the time of the course – but there is no upper age limit. JROS will be subsidising the cost of the course. Contact keith “at” familymarsden.org if interested. Geoffrey C.