Sad news – Pete Power

Folks, Terribly sad news emerged on Thursday, of the passing of Pete Power. Together with his wife Moire O’Sullivan, and their wee boys Aran & Cahal, they have in recent years settled in Rostrevor and become an integral part of the vibrancy of our Tollymore Orienteers hub. I know you will join with me in expressing condolences to Moire, Aran, Cahal and Pete’s wider group of family & friends. Moire has made a very thoughtful request. She wants to capture and preserve everyone’s memories of Pete for their young boys. She has asked if you wish, to write the boys Read More …

Running Training tonight

Running training is ON! tonight 🙂Ready to depart Malone RFC at 7pm, and we’ll be back again by 8:15pm. We’ll be running hill reps, always at your own pace. You have the option of grass or hard surface – if you’re going the grassy way, it’s sloppy underfoot; wear grippy footwear. Santa hats 🎅 and reindeer antlers 🦌 actively encouraged 🙂

OCO City of Armagh Urban – Sunday 16th December

Anyone else fancy a dander round the City of Armagh on Sunday afternoon? For any one over 16 it’s a 5.5 km jaunt around the streets. For all other juniors, whatever your age, there will be a course for you around the grounds of the Planetarium and Royal School ( educational as well as fun 🙂 ), followed by some festive fayre. Fancy a run please let me know so that i can cater for you. P.S. Anyone seen not wearing a santa hat will be penalised a minute at the start.

OCO present : Christmas in Armagh, Sun 16th December

Sadly, next Sunday sees the last Orchard County event of 2018. However, that can only mean one thing – it’s Christmas! So why not come and join us for a jaunt around the City of Armagh, followed by some festive fayre: Mince pies, mulled wine, satsumas, apple crumble ( just jesting… or am I??), and a Pac-man challenge. As usual, there will be something for everyone, beginners and experienced alike as we provide our last taster for the upcoming OCO Urban league. There will be 3 courses on offer as per Portadown. The courses will follow a middle distance urban format. Read More …

The Final WENT of 2018

The final WENT of 2018 will be held at Lady Dixon Park next Wednesday, 12th December. As in past years we will follow the session with some festive cheer in the form of hot chocolate, warm little eats and other appropriate (un)healthy offerings. We meet as usual at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm mass start in the top car park. Lady Dixon Park is always fun to run in after dark, so don’t miss out! In order to get the right number of maps and enough food, please let Philip know that you are coming, either by commenting here, directly via Read More …

Travel Funding Claims

Just a reminder that anyone who hasn’t submitted claims yet for 2018 travel funding needs to do so straight away as this year’s sums are about to be done! You can check if you’re eligible for support from the club for travelling to representative events by looking at the Senior and Junior funding policies on the LVO website under Resources / Travel Funding. Email treasurer@lvo.org.uk if you’ve any questions.

Portadown & the People’s Park

I hope you all enjoyed your runs on Sunday. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who turned up, especially all my Southern visitors. You very nearly outnumbered those from the north. It’s just a shame the weather wasn’t nicer, but hopefully it didn’t detract too much from the enjoyment of your run. I’ve already noted that A3 may be the order of the day next time around. Not because we need to extend the map but just to keep some of you on it. I know everyone likes to analyse their runs these days so in keeping Read More …

WENT 6 Belvoir Forest 5 Dec 18

A big thank you to Eibhlin and Connor for setting out WENT 5 in poor weather last week and congratulations to those runners brave enough to turn out! This week we are in Belvoir Forest, meeting in the main car park at 7.00pm on Wednesday for the 7.30pm mass start. The controls have been sited to avoid too much hill climb and to allow the fastest to get onto finding long words. There is something for everyone, novice or well practised alike. You’ll need a headtorch, watch, compass and suitable footwear. As usual the cost is £2 for members and Read More …