Wanted: Old Timers and New Timers

With the August WEE Series fast approaching, we need a team of folks to run the goings on in the Mobile Orienteering Office for registration and results. We need both “old-timers” who know how the system works and “new-timers” to sit beside an old-timer and assist. If you have enjoyed the WEE Series so far, this is your way to contribute to the club. Only a basic knowledge of computers is required, so this is a role ideally suitable for juniors. Please complete this Doodle Poll to show which August events you are able to attend and we will slot you Read More …

Don’t miss your run in the snow tomorrow!

Running in the snow is great! I had a lovely run in dry snow on Barnett Demesne on Wednesday. With the event at Drum Manor being cancelled, is anyone up for a run out on Barnetts on Saturday? After a warm-up we will do a “Fartlek run”. It’s important that you have studs in your shoes and are clothed appropriately for the cold weather (ie base layer, jacket/cagoule, hat, gloves and full leg cover) and bring a snack and warm drink for afterwards. Under 18s are welcome but only if accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Shaws Bridge car Read More …

Castle Archdale Colour Series Event

Don’t forget the NI Colour Series Event at beautiful Castle Archdale, Co Fermanagh on the shores of Lough Erne this Saturday 21 October. Full details are on the FermO website. Remember that a Colour Series Event offers all colours so there is something for all abilities from beginning juniors to experienced seniors: White, Yellow, Orange, Long Orange, Light Green, Green, Blue and Brown all on offer. Meet at the Moira M1 Junction 9 (at the lay-by on the Moira side) at 10.00am on Saturday to share lifts.

Beat Your Way to Linda’s Kitchen

Beating the Street again this Sunday afternoon 15 October? Meet at Linda’s Kitchen, 26 Woodvale Road, Belfast, BT13 3BS at 2pm. Bring your Beat the Street card or fob and map if you have one, but if not we will have a supply available. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult please. Meanwhile check out the Beat the Street leaderboard. Lagan Valley Orienteers still holding out in 2nd place, but Belmont Walkers are stealing a march into 3rd place just ahead of Black Mountain PS but both are advancing! Keep on Beating the Street team LVO!

Beat the Street goes East again

This Sunday 8 October our Beat the Street Sunday Afternoon Session returns to East Belfast. Bring your map and card or fob if you have them. If not we’ll have a supply and give simple instruction how to play. All ages welcome, especially families. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge and no need to pre-book; just meet us at 2.45pm for a 3pm start at Jack’s Café, Eastside Visitors Centre, CS Lewis Square, BT4 1HU. The session runs until 3.45pm then join us for a cuppa on return. Get double points on Box Read More …

Beat the Street – Sunday Afternoon Session 3

We are Beating the Street again this Sunday afternoon 1 October. Meet at Wholly Ground Coffee House, 143 Northumberland St, Belfast BT13 2JF. Turn up 13:30 reading for a 13:45 mass start score training; time limit 45 minutes. Bring your Beat the Street map plus your card or fob if you have them – but if you don’t have them, then we’ve got plenty to give out as well! Due to insurance all under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is welcome; the training is nice & informal and a great way to explore a part of the Read More …

Beat the Street is GO

Beat the Street has started and the first of our Beat the Street Sunday Afternoon Sessions in partnership with Active Belfast is this Sunday 17 Sep. Meet up at 2.45pm at the brand new Girdwood Community Hub, 10 Girdwood Ave, Belfast, BT14 6EG. Girdwood Community Hub is between Antrim Road and Cliftonpark Avenue. Then from 3.00pm to 3.45pm the challenge is to search out Beat the Street boxes in the locality. If you have a Beat the Street card and map please bring them. If you haven’t even a clue what Beat the Street is all about, just turn up and we Read More …

Special Mourne Event for Orienteers

Our friends at the Mourne Mountain Marathon have created a course specially for orienteers. It’s a One Day Score Course on Saturday 16 September. Entries are for a team of 2 but we only have a few teams of orienteers already entered. and entries close this Saturday 9 September.  If you are keen to run but haven’t someone to run with of a similar ability, please do email Stephen immediately and by midnight on Tues 5 September, who will create a list of those interested with suggested pairings.