LVO Club Championships 2018

The LVO Club Championship will be run at NI Colour Series 4 in Garvagh on Saturday 25th August 2018. For details, see the North West Orienteering Club website here. Colour courses have been allocated to each age class. You are free to run the colour course of your choice, but to be considered for the club championships you must run the course listed below for your age class. If you would like to ‘run up’, i.e. compete to be the champion in a younger age class, please declare this on a sign up sheet that will be available at registration. Read More …


WEE 13 is heading out West for its annual trip to the sticks, so this is your chance to come and find out what we get up to out amongst the Orchards. So, to all of you looking to make the journey – Welcome to the County of Apples. If you believe all you read many of you might be expecting to see loads of cones and a maze. You may even be secretly looking forward to it. So who am I to disappoint? But that’s not what we’re about. You can expect much more than that out here, as Read More …

Five Days in the Lakes

Imagine the NI Colour Series wrapped into a single week but with 2,000-4,000 competitors and you get an idea of what it’s like to attend one of the big summer orienteering festivals in the UK. In odd numbered years Scotland hosts the “Scottish Six Days” and even numbered years alternate between Wales hosting “Creoso” and the Lake District hosting the “Lakes 5 Days”. This year LVO members attended the “Lakes 5 Days”. Centred around Ambleside this year’s event provided a super combination of orienteering plus holiday destination. You can see the locations here. The strength of competition is deep and Read More …

LVO Championship + changes to event schedule, announced 13-Aug-2018

The following changes, announced 13-Aug-2018, have been made to event schedules. The forthcoming NIOA Colour Series at Garvagh on Sat 25th Aug will double as the LVO Club Championship (this replaces the tentative club championship date of 24th Nov). The Autumn Trophy at Rostrevor has been moved from Sat 8th to Sun 9th September.

Orchard County present : Armagh Middle Distance Urban

So what are you doing on Sunday? Nothing planned? Looking for something to do? Fancy stretching your legs? Then why not come down to Armagh and partake in the third of our series of Middle Distance Urban events. 5 and a bit km round the streets with a smidgeon of climb ( well maybe a bit more than that 😉 ). Don’t fancy the urban or too young? There’s still the choice of yellow, orange or light green around the Palace Demesne. Fancy coming? Then please let me know, either by email below or on Facebook ( Orchard County Orienteers Read More …

Connswater Community Greenway Celebrations

Our satellite hub, Urban-O Explorers Belfast, are delighted to be at Orangefield Park this Sunday, 1pm-4pm.  We’re offering short orienteering loops, family-friendly & perfect for beginners to try out our wonderful sport.  This is all part of the Greenway Celebrations. There are so many activities going on in the park, it’s sure to be a fun afternoon out.  Bring the kids, the grandkids, the neighbours……and your sense of adventure! Make sure to like the hub Facebook page to keep up to date.  And if you’re interested in being involved, come on down to see what we get up to 🙂

Victoria Park WEE Results – Ready!

… will be uploaded on Thursday evening. I need to make a few corrections and won’t have access during the day. Apologies for any inconvenience. …are now available: WEE Site: Winsplits: RouteGadget: (Sorry for the delay.) Conor

New O Tops Have Arrived

Good news for all those eagerly awaiting their new orienteering finery. The latest order has arrived and tops will be available for collection at the August WEE series, starting tomorrow at Victoria Park. Please see Philip, Helen or Olivia armed with either cash or cheques made out to Philip Baxter. The cost worked out after euro conversion and postage to £28 per top (child size £23 and top with pocket £30) so no increase since the last order.