Steve McGibbon Trophy

Don’t forget, send your nominations for the Steve McGibbon Trophy to me personally or by email to secretary@lvo.org.uk before the AGM tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. If you’ve noticed somebody who you think has made a valuable contribution to the life of the club, give them a nomination as a thank you! The Steve McGibbon Trophy The Steve McGibbon Trophy is named in memory of a hugely respected orienteer and stalwart of Lagan Valley Orienteers, who unfortunately died in 2006 aged only 51. The trophy is not focussed on competition performance, rather the award is considered as recognition of the person or Read More …

LVO Spring Cup / AGM

The LVO AGM will be after the Spring Cup event at Woodburn on March 24th. The AGM will be preceded by: Soup, toasties, tea and coffee, courtesy of Ursula Meehan in support of the NIOA Juniors (Ursula would welcome additional contributions of cake / buns.) A map quiz spectacular from maestro Bill Simpson. Something for everyone and all welcome. Cecil The Agenda for the AGM is Adoption of 2017 AGM Minutes Chairman’s Report and Prizegiving: Gordon Stephens Treasurer’s Report: Harry Bell Voting for Steve McGibbon Trophy Election of Committee Election of Office Bearers Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary Any Other Read More …

Organisers course on 7 March

Helen Baxter’s event organisers course on 7th March has been postponed. An alternative date will be arranged later. Cecil

Huge effort from volunteers

To all of you who helped at the NIOA Score and Night Champs yesterday, a huge thank you for all your efforts. One of the major threats to the existence of the club is getting enough volunteers signed up early enough that we can run the programme of events that you all enjoy. Running two events in one day was a real challenge, but the membership responded brilliantly. Thanks to our friends in NWOC and FERMO for coming along to support the events and giving us a bit of your craic. For the events, the only blip I’m aware of Read More …

NI Score and Night Champs

The NI Score Championships and Night Championships will be in Belvoir Park in Belfast on Saturday 10th February. Registration will be at the BB Centre just past the Belvoir Activity Centre on Belvoir Drive going Northeast, see https://goo.gl/maps/9fa7nUW1stS2 Toilets, showers and a room for the Score Champs Prizegiving with tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. For both events, Junior (M/W 16-), Open, Veteran (M/W45+) and Super Veteran (M/W55+) classes will be available. Open, Veteran and Super Veteran classes will use urban locations on quiet roads, so care in crossing roads will be necessary. Programme Registration from 13:30 Score start Read More …

Training news

Helen Baxter has agreed to run a series of courses for LVO club members. They will be on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 10 pm in the Derriaghy Room of the Lagan Valley Leisureplex. The club really needs as many volunteers as possible to run all the events we put on each year. These courses are a great place to start and give you the chance to meet other club members on a relaxed basis. Wed Jan 17th Event Safety We would like as many members as possible to take this course, especially those who have any role as an Read More …

Castle Archdale

Some late info from FERMO NICS 5 Castle Archdale Country Park Saturday 21st October 2017 Last minute information Parking at Marina Carpark; NO toilets here. Nearest toilets at the Castle Courtyard (about 400m) – follow blue and white tapes from Marina. No refreshments available in the Park and no Junior stall so bring your own food and drink. Red and White tapes to Start and Finish (each about 5 minutes walk from Registration) Map/Course Corrections (after maps had been printed) The forest around 2 controls has suffered from wind blow and poor mapping. Green, Blue and Brown are affected. Maps Read More …

Clarendon Dock WEE

I’m terribly sorry, but you should know that the Clarendon Dock WEE tomorrow evening is at severe risk. The Harbour Commission requirements for indemnity assurance appear to be more than our BOF Insurance will cover. I have asked the BOF insurers for a last minute review tomorrow morning. I will attempt to provide you with an update, but if there is no further news by 1 pm then I’m afraid we will have to cancel. Richard McCourt has put a huge effort into planning (and organizing) the event and is naturally gutted. Further news when I have it. Cecil