Results are up for Colour Series 6 – Tyrella

Results are now up on the LVO website for Colour Series 6 at Tyrella. Well done all, especially planner, organiser, other helpers and cake stall!

Pre-registration for NI Colour Series 6

NIOA have posted information here about pre-registration for NI Colour Series 6 – cut-off for registration is Tuesday 6th November.

NIOA Championships

Enter Now! Entries close on Sunday 7th October, see here. Before that, this Saturday 6th October is a NI Colour Series at Gortin Glen, see here.

Junior Inter Regional Orienteering Championship 2018

Expectations for JIRC Hannah McMullen (w14 @ 1st JIRCs): ‘Extremely hard and I would struggle.’  Meadow McCauley (w16 @ 3rd JIRC): ‘I felt I had improved over the year and wanted to demonstrate this.’  Rachel Collins (w18 @ 4th JIRC): ‘I was excited for the super friendly competition and wanted to have a clean and injury free enjoyable race.’ Day 1 – Chatsworth House Thoughts Hannah ‘The place was pretty and the weather was fab. The race was challenging but not ridiculous and I was pleased with my run! Dinner was good and breakfast was perfect.’ Hannah finished a fantastic 18th place-keep Read More …

Final Details are Available for Autumn Trophy 2 at Slieve Garron

Final details are available on the LVO website for Autumn Trophy 2 at Slieve Garron. There have been some changes from the provisional details. There is an important note in the “fences” section for the green course. Final course lengths, climb and control numbers are up. Parking and social information has been added. Hope to see you there – one of the most beautiful spots in County Down. Geoffrey (planner), Aileen (organiser), Michael (controller)

Event Publicity Posters

Attention: event organisers/controllers/planners please help yourself to orienteering event publicity posters, aiming to publicise events. Pick up A number of copies printed on ‘fancy’ paper can be collected from the MOO from the 9th September. Alternatively, you may wish to print your own by downloading a copy here. If printing at home it may be an idea to use poly pockets or laminate the posters if placing outside. Write up Fill in the blank boxes. Location: Name of venue. Date/Time: e.g. Include date, registration opening time, start window and course closure time. Further Information: This could include a variety of things e.g. car-park Read More …

Whatever Happened to “dib”?

Three to four years ago I built a couple of smartphone apps for orienteering. Since then I’ve gone quiet about them. What happened next? I had thought “not much” but it turns out something happened. First a bit of background. Background What’s dib? My apps “dib” and “dib HQ” were an experiment. The motivation was to reduce the cost of entry to orienteering for small clubs and schools and simplify the process for organisers. Instead of controls at £100 each dib uses “NFC” tags at 50p each (or “QR” codes – those square bar codes you see from time to time). Read More …


Put the hummus aside and treat yourself this weekend. There will cake and soup at the colour event at Garvagh courtesy of the NIOA Junior’s “popup café”. Note to juniors + their families – all donations from juniors and their families will be welcome!