WENT 5 Wed 29 Nov Ormeau Park

Congratulations and commiserations to the intrepid 2 dozen who braved the weather last week in Lady Dixon Park. I hope we will be more fortunate this week as we return to Ormeau Park to continue with the SnookerO theme. The controls will not be in the same places as for WENT 1 and the challenge to get round them all may be a bit stiffer than usual. Meet in the main carpark at 7.00pm for a 7.30 mass start. £2 for members, £4 for guests – all are most welcome.

WENT 4 Dixon Park Wed 22 Nov

After a glorious evening in Botanic Gardens and the Queen’s campus, with a view of the spectacular poppy installation at the Ulster Museum, we return to SnookerO, this time at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. Meet on Wednesday evening in the top car park at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm mass start as usual. Use the session to prepare for the WENT Finale, also in Dixon Park; will Santa’s elves and the gremlins get involved this year? Come and find out and be prepared for damp feet.

Coaching Ideas Workshop Mon 20 Nov

NIOA will be holding a Coaching Ideas Workshop on Monday 20th November in the Royal School Dungannon, starting at 7.30pm. If you are already a coach, thinking about becoming a coach, an athlete with ideas about what coaching should provide or just generally interested in how to improve orienteering training then this workshop is for you. All we ask is that, if you are already a coach, you bring an example or 2 of coaching exercises or drills that you have developed and that you are happy that other coaches can ‘re-invent’. If you are an athlete that has been Read More …

WENT 3 Botanic and Queens Wed 15 Nov

After last week’s splash experience in Musgrave Park (27 participants – keep it up) this week we are in Botanic Gardens and the QUB Campus. Meet outside the QUB library (beside the main car park) at 7.00pm for a 7.30 mass start as usual. No SnookerO this week – proper courses to take advantage of the urban terrain, but feet may yet get wet in the park. You should also get a great view of the Ulster Museum poppy cascade – brilliant.

WENT 2 in Musgrave Park is a GO

Permission has now been received for WENT 2 in Musgrave Park tomorrow (8 Nov). 28 runners enjoyed playing SnookerO in Ormeau last week – come and join them this week in the smaller (but more intricate) Musgrave Park. Meet at the hospital entrance to the park at 7.00pm for a 7.30 mass start as usual. We will have SI cards and compasses for those that need them – all welcome, club members £2, visitors £4 to cover costs of maps and equipment. If you are coming with a group please let me know (publicity ‘at’ niorienteering.org.uk) so that I can Read More …

WENT 1 at Ormeau Park is ON

WENT 1 this Wednesday (1 Nov) is ON at Ormeau Park. Meet in the main car park from 7.00pm onwards, ready for a 7.30pm mass start. You will need a head torch and shoes suitable for the somewhat damp park grass surface conditions. We will have SI cards and compasses for those who need them. Don’t forget that Beat the Street finishes at 7.00pm on Wednesday, so if you come a bit early you will have time to score a few last minute points for the LVO team using the Ormeau Park boxes! Bring £2 (members) £4 (non members) to Read More …

Wednesday Evening Night Training – WENT

Just because Beat the Street is coming to an end and the clocks are about to change, there is no need to wonder what you can usefully do on a Wednesday evening to retain your sanity until the end of the week – WENTs are returning for November and December to bring structure to your life! WENTs are for everyone who wants to train, improve their technique or just plain have fun. You don’t even have to be a member of LVO to join in. The format is simple – meet from 7.00pm, mass start at 7.30pm, strict 45 minute Read More …

WEE Finale This Week – Be There

The Grand Finale of the 2017 WEE Series takes place this Wednesday at a new East Belfast venue for LVO. There will be courses, races, results, prizes and, we hope, hotdogs for all. The new venue is the Councillor Thomas Patton Memorial Park, with the usual offering of long and short courses. In addition there will be a special course for the under 16s who would normally run the long course. As the long course will venture into the adjacent Inverary estate, with a mix of park and urban orienteering, it will have to be restricted to the over 16s. Read More …