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 …

WEE 2 Barnett’s Park + More!

WEE 2 takes place at Barnett’s Demense this week. Details here. In the spirit of Graeme’s introduction of some new training elements I have homework for you! Have you ever done this? I’m a bit of an expert in doing this! I’ve added an article this morning to the Junior Orienteering Tips page, written from the pain of doing this many times, with a cunning plan on how to avoid it (from the menu choose “Juniors”, then “Orienteering Tips” and then click the link “Distance Judgement & Relocation in the Control Circle”, or just click here). It’s your homework – or Read More …

JROS Coaching Course

Keith Marsden of JROS (Joint Regional Orienteering Squads) has announced that JROS will be hosting a Coaching Course at Lagganlia Outdoor Education Centre, Aviemore, from 17th to 21st July. Attendees have to be aged 17 at the time of the course – but there is no upper age limit. JROS will be subsidising the cost of the course. Contact keith “at” familymarsden.org if interested. Geoffrey C.

Irish Junior Squad Time Trial

Attention junior athletes (M/W14+)! I have information from Mike Long (IOA Director of Junior Representative Orienteering) that the first mandatory selection event for the Irish Junior Team is a time trial in Phoenix Park on Saturday 11th March 2017. You can register your participation here (you do not need to be an existing Irish Squad member). You may get a flavour of the JHI selection criteria from those used in 2014 which are here. The  IOA selection criteria for EYOC and JWOC 2017 are here. JROS camp 2017 selection criteria are here. Geoffrey C.