Beat The Street in East Belfast this Sunday

Beat The Street Sundays continue – this Sunday 24th Sept it’s East Belfast.  We’re meeting at JACK Coffee Bar which is on the ground floor of Eastside Visitor Centre , beside CS Lewis Square on the Newtownards Road (beside box 25).  There is nearby parking at the health centre car park, or at Connswater Shopping Centre.

Bring map 2 plus your card or fob if you have them – and if you don’t have them yet then we’ve got plenty to give out as well.

Turn up 2:30 to 2:45, ready for a 3:00 mass start score training; time limit 45 minutes.  Explore the sights of East Belfast, including the new Connswater Community Greenway, linking all the way to Victoria Park (if you think you can get there & back in the time limit………..)

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.

This training is FREE.  Bring a few ££ for coffee & cake afterwards at JACK.  I have extensively tested their menu, & am happy to report it’s excellent.

Volunteering Update

Hi everyone,

With just 4 LVO events left in 2017 (but lots of other non-event stuff happening, hooray!) it’s time to fill in the blanks on the volunteer roster.  Remaining fixtures are:

14th October – Donard Forest

28th October – Crawfordsburn

11th November – Tyrella

18th November – Carnfunnock

You can volunteer for a Key Official role (planner/controller/organiser) or an on-the-day role.  Maybe a nice cosy MOO role now it’s getting autumnal out there???  Email

Full fixture list (including all the non-LVO events too) is here.  Look each individual event on the LVO fixtures list here to check out the roles available.

Reminder – Ballymena event POSTPONED

Just a reminder that the Ballymena urban event has been POSTPONED.  It was originally scheduled for this Saturday 23rd.  Next O adventures are this Wednesday (training at Lady Dixon, see Andrew’s post) & this Sunday (Beat the Street East Belfast, keep an eye for info coming soon).

On a brighter note, CONGRATULATIONS to all the LVO runners at last weekend’s Mourne Mountain Marathon.  Orienteers galore, including Declan & Trevor 4th in B class, Alan & Andrew 2nd in C class, Greg & Aine 3rd plus Stephen & Colin 4th in the new One-Day Score, and finally Paul with (non-LVO) Matthew a commanding 1st in Elite 🙂  Full results are here.


NI Championships entries close Monday!!

The NI Championships are on Saturday 9th Sept, with a score event on the Sunday, hosted by Fermanagh Orienteers.  Championship courses are pre-entry only – don’t miss out!  Entries open till midnight on Monday 28th August.  There are non-championship colour-coded courses for entry on the day if you prefer.

Never run the NI Champs before?  Don’t be intimidated by the word ‘championship’.  We don’t have a secret stash of elite NI Orienteers to bring out once a year.  It’s still us!!!  Join us for a great weekend of orienteering in Fermanagh, and you never know, you might get your name on a shiny trophy too……

Event details are online here

**Volunteering Update**

We have just 7 LVO events till the end of 2017 (time to get your Santa wish-list written?).  Can I encourage you all to check out the fixture list and volunteer for a role of your choice.  If you’re really keen, there are still spots available for tonight’s WEE at Botanic.  Conor is a first-time planner so please support him to make the event a success.

Each fixture has a list of volunteer roles still available (click here to see the fixture list), and you can check out what each role involves here.

Let’s finish the year on a high!  Email

Thank you.