Five Days in the Lakes

Imagine the NI Colour Series wrapped into a single week but with 2,000-4,000 competitors and you get an idea of what it’s like to attend one of the big summer orienteering festivals in the UK. In odd numbered years Scotland hosts the “Scottish Six Days” and even numbered years alternate between Wales hosting “Creoso” and the Lake District hosting the “Lakes 5 Days”. This year LVO members attended the “Lakes 5 Days”. Centred around Ambleside this year’s event provided a super combination of orienteering plus holiday destination. You can see the locations here. The strength of competition is deep and Read More …

LVO Championship + changes to event schedule, announced 13-Aug-2018

The following changes, announced 13-Aug-2018, have been made to event schedules. The forthcoming NIOA Colour Series at Garvagh on Sat 25th Aug will double as the LVO Club Championship (this replaces the tentative club championship date of 24th Nov). The Autumn Trophy at Rostrevor has been moved from Sat 8th to Sun 9th September.

WEE 10 Victoria Park, 1st August

From Dee Orwin, WEE 10 organiser…welcome back to the WEE series! WEE is back on 1st August at Victoria Park, Belfast. Registration from 18:30, starts from 18:45. Parking is in the park via the underpass. Come back out via the underpass for registration…give way to vehicles, children will need accompanied. Starts are near the bridge over the lake in the park. Hydration will be important – it’s to be a warm evening! Dee

WEE Series Restarts on 1st August at Victoria Park

From Dee Orwin, organiser… WEE Series starts again 01 August in Victoria Park.  Details to follow but all times are standard. As ever, volunteers are requested to help out.  In particular the management of registration and downloads. Anyone who feels they could spare some time for this critical post please get in touch with Dee Orwin at: dobox@hotmail,com. Stephen is sorting out the collection of the MOO and assisting with the course. Dee will help cover first aid and starts. Usual tasks need to be sorted, setting up, starts, collection of controls etc…

Tollymore Festival of Orienteering 2018 – Thank-you

From Gordon Stephens – Co Ordinator 2018 Tollymore Festival of Orienteering. I hope everyone enjoyed the 2018 Tollymore Festival. A huge personal thanks to everyone who contributed so willingly to what turned out to be a great weekend of orienteering in some very fine weather. Thanks to everyone who turned up and supported the weekend. A special thanks to our main officials. Stephanie Pruzina organised the Friday evening Urban event in Ballynahinch and Helen Pruzina planned some excellent courses.  This new map was created by Stephen Gilmore. Davy Lambe organised Saturdays colour series at Slievenagore (Silent Valley), having to do battle Read More …

Tollymore Weekend 2018 – Trail-O Results

The results for the Trail-O at the Tollymore Weekend 2018 are now available on the LVO website.

International Representation for LVO Junior Athletes

When you first take a map in your hand to tackle a short WEE course or a white course in a colour series you may not know where it will lead – literally or figuratively! For two of LVO’s junior athletes it has led to Bulgaria this summer. Andrew Elwood (M18) and Peter Reed (M16) will be representing Ireland against 27 other nations in the European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) from 28th June to 1st July 2018. This is Andrew’s second time at EYOC and Peter’s first. EYOC is the third tier of representative orienteering for juniors. The first tier Read More …

LVO Tollymore Weekend Entries – Reminder

FRIDAY 22nd JUNE – UPDATE! The organisers have sufficient maps to make entry on the day available for all orienteering events. (Entries closed at midnight on Wednesday 20th June 2018 for the BBQ and camping). Note the Trail-O on Sunday will include the LVO Trail-O Championship.