Defibrillator Training

You probably know that we have an AED – Automated External Defibrillator in the MOO. It hangs by the door with the First Aid kit. Fortunately we haven’t had to use it yet, but if we did would YOU know how? Free training sessions are available at the venues below, which are open to any club member. Simply click on the link to book a free space via Eventbrite. District Venue Date Time Link Belfast / Greater Belfast House of Sport 19th October 2018 19:00 – 21:00 Book Now Antrim & Newtownabbey Valley Leisure Centre 26th October 2018 19:00 – Read More …

Get Ready for Sporteering for Wednesday 10 October

So what is Sporteering? It’s urban score training, using a proper O map. But there are no controls out and no SI boxes! Instead you verify you have visited the correct location using your mobile phone! So what do you need to bring? An iphone or android phone with location (GPS) facility The Sporteering app already loaded. Search for “Sporteering” in the App Store or Google Play An account created in the Sporteering app Make sure your phone is well charged Close any apps that might drain the battery Change your display auto-lock so the screen stays on Make sure Read More …

Car Pool to Gortin

Share transport costs by joining the car pool to Gortin on Saturday 6 October. Meet at M1 Junction 9 (Moira), just on the Moira side of the junction close to the bus stop. There is plenty of parking available.Just turn up by 9:30 to join in.

Get Ready for Sporteering

Sporteering is coming soon to Wednesday Evening Skills Training! You will need an Andriod or Iphone with GPS locating function. Since you will need to carry your phone, you might like to acquire an armband carrier. Make sure you can still touch the screen when the phone is in the carrier. To prepare then please go to the Play Store or App Store as appropriate. Search for and download the “Sporteering” app. Then open the app and create and account for yourself. It’s pretty straightforward but there is help here  http://www.sporteering.com/howto/ Once you have done that you are all set to Read More …

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!