Wednesday Evening Training

Bye Bye WEE Series😟, Hello Wednesday Evening Training 🤗 Wednesdays in September are taking shape, a mixture of running training and skills training. Nice and informal! Current plan is: 5th Sept – All Levels Running Training from Malone RFC 12th Sept – Skills Training (venue TBC) 19th Sept – All Levels Running Training from Malone RFC 26th Sept – Skills Training (venue TBC) Session 1 will be led by Susan. Ready to leave Malone RFC at 7pm, we will jog along the Connswater Community Greenway to Orangefield Park. After some basic running drills, we’ll explore the Orangefield parkrun route and finally return to Malone RFC by Read More …

Don’t miss your run in the snow tomorrow!

Running in the snow is great! I had a lovely run in dry snow on Barnett Demesne on Wednesday. With the event at Drum Manor being cancelled, is anyone up for a run out on Barnetts on Saturday? After a warm-up we will do a “Fartlek run”. It’s important that you have studs in your shoes and are clothed appropriately for the cold weather (ie base layer, jacket/cagoule, hat, gloves and full leg cover) and bring a snack and warm drink for afterwards. Under 18s are welcome but only if accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Shaws Bridge car Read More …

Score Training – Hillsborough Forest – Sunday 21st January

Our third Score training session. We’re meeting in the main forest car park, £2 a map, register from 1:30pm ready for a 2:00pm start. Newcomers and beginners are very welcome, and coaches will be there to keep you right too. There is an area of the park that is Out Of Bounds. If you are seen in this area it is -150 points, we will have people checking. Another area has matting down for ground works please stay off this area, you can go round it. Also the toilets were observed to be closed when the area was checked last Read More …

WENT 2 in Musgrave Park is a GO

Permission has now been received for WENT 2 in Musgrave Park tomorrow (8 Nov). 28 runners enjoyed playing SnookerO in Ormeau last week – come and join them this week in the smaller (but more intricate) Musgrave Park. Meet at the hospital entrance to the park at 7.00pm for a 7.30 mass start as usual. We will have SI cards and compasses for those that need them – all welcome, club members £2, visitors £4 to cover costs of maps and equipment. If you are coming with a group please let me know (publicity ‘at’ niorienteering.org.uk) so that I can Read More …

Beat Your Way to Linda’s Kitchen

Beating the Street again this Sunday afternoon 15 October? Meet at Linda’s Kitchen, 26 Woodvale Road, Belfast, BT13 3BS at 2pm. Bring your Beat the Street card or fob and map if you have one, but if not we will have a supply available. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult please. Meanwhile check out the Beat the Street leaderboard. Lagan Valley Orienteers still holding out in 2nd place, but Belmont Walkers are stealing a march into 3rd place just ahead of Black Mountain PS but both are advancing! Keep on Beating the Street team LVO!

Beat the Street – Sunday Afternoon Session 3

We are Beating the Street again this Sunday afternoon 1 October. Meet at Wholly Ground Coffee House, 143 Northumberland St, Belfast BT13 2JF. Turn up 13:30 reading for a 13:45 mass start score training; time limit 45 minutes. Bring your Beat the Street map plus your card or fob if you have them – but if you don’t have them, then we’ve got plenty to give out as well! 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 a part of the Read More …

Beat the Street is Coming!

You may have heard of Beat the Street which came to the greater Belfast area last autumn. It’s coming back again this year and LVO have formed a partnership with Beat the Street to encourage active participation with a grant from Active Belfast. So what exactly is Beat the Street? It could be best described to an orienteer as a gigantic semi-permanent urban score course with electronic punching. Gigantic and Urban – The game area covers most of Belfast and stretches out to Lisburn, Newtownabbey and Holywood. Semi-permanent – As the controls are out for a 7 week period between 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 …