International Selection for LVO Juniors

Congratulations! Three LVO juniors have been selected to represent the Irish Orienteering Association at the European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) in Belarus this summer. M16 Daniel Earnshaw, W16 Meadow McCauley, M18 Andrew Elwood. Thanks are due to the organisers, planners, coaches, fund-raisers…bun-bakers and cake-stall organisers…, funders (LVO, NIOA, local councils), selectors, mappers, map printers, committee and parents who provided the opportunities for the athletes to reach this level. Well done to all our juniors who have progressed so much this past year. EYOC is for junior athletes from M16/W16 upwards. See here for a full description of the various levels Read More …

Junior Inter Regional Orienteering Championship 2018

Expectations for JIRC Hannah McMullen (w14 @ 1st JIRCs): ‘Extremely hard and I would struggle.’  Meadow McCauley (w16 @ 3rd JIRC): ‘I felt I had improved over the year and wanted to demonstrate this.’  Rachel Collins (w18 @ 4th JIRC): ‘I was excited for the super friendly competition and wanted to have a clean and injury free enjoyable race.’ Day 1 – Chatsworth House Thoughts Hannah ‘The place was pretty and the weather was fab. The race was challenging but not ridiculous and I was pleased with my run! Dinner was good and breakfast was perfect.’ Hannah finished a fantastic 18th place-keep 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 …

Irish Orienteering Junior Selection Criteria 2018

Copies of the Irish Orienteering Junior Selection Criteria for 2018 may be found here.

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 …

JIRCs Report September 2017

by Sophie Pruzina As a second year W18, this was my last year running in the Junior Interregional Championships. I first ran in the JIRCs in Sandringham in 2012, where I got very lost in the unfamiliar terrain and head high ferns that had grown up overnight. Since then I have competed in Graythwaite in the north west, Breton Spurs in the west midlands and Cambus O’May in Scotland, and each year the experience has helped me to improve my navigation skills and confidence, as well as meet other orienteers my age from all over the UK. This year the Read More …