2019 AGM Minutes

Geoffrey Collins has done his usual sterling job of simultaneous listening and writing to produce draft minutes of our AGM on Feb 3rd at Belvoir. Neither Geoffrey or I can remember who proposed and seconded the adoption of last year’s minutes. Please let secretary@lvo.org.uk know if you remember who did. The minutes are available on the website from Resources > Public Folders > AGMs > LVO AGM 2019 v1.docx Many thanks, Cecil

Our Club on Facebook

I’ve been making some Facebook edits this evening, so here’s the story. Come join the social media fun 🙂 Our Public Facebook Page Lagan Valley Orienteers https://www.facebook.com/LVOrienteers/  Our face to the outside world 🙂 Over 500 likes, wow! Loads of pre-event info, training info, photos, news stories etc. Your admins are Susan Lambe, Juls Hanvey, Stephen Gilmore, Colin Smith, Mark Stephens and Stephanie Pruzina. Always room for more admins if you love all things Facebook……… Our Club Group (name change alert!) LVO Chat https://www.facebook.com/groups/laganvalleyorienteers/ Our informal Facebook group for club members. Almost 300 members in there. Everyone’s got equal posting Read More …

Gordie Mahood 1973 – 2019

It is with great sadness that we report the untimely passing of Gordie Mahood on 5th February. Gordie was an enthusiastic orienteer, a loyal member of Lagan Valley Orienteers and a dedicated organiser. Many will have last seen him at Tyrella in November, quietly ensuring that everything was properly organised in a way that would bring the most satisfaction to his fellow orienteers. Gordie has been living with cancer for a number of years, but still managed to contribute greatly to the orienteering community. He was a regular attender last summer of the WEE series in Belfast, introducing his son Harry Read More …

NIOA Score and Night Champs

NFermanagh Orienteers invite you to the Fintona/Seskinore area on Saturday 9th February 2019 for the Score and Night Championships. The NI Prizegiving will be held in the Ecclesville Equestrian Centre, Fintona after the Score. Score Championships  Seskinore Forest, Co Tyrone Directions From Belfast/Dublinfollow A5 from Ballygawley towards Omagh. Approx 10 miles from Ballygawley take the B46 to Seskinore. Just before the village take the B83 (right) towards Omagh. Forest entrance is 0.5 miles on the right.  From Omagh follow the A5 towards Ballygawley. Turn right after approx. 2.5 miles and follow signs for Seskinore on the B83. After approximately 2.5 Read More …

Return of LVO Trophies

Gentle reminder: in preparation for the LVO AGM could you please return any LVO trophies you have to Gordon Stephens, who may be reached at gordon@lvo.org.uk. Thank-you and best wishes for regaining your trophies this year!

Schedule of Fixtures

NIOA and its associated clubs have been searching for a way to present a unified calendar of fixtures. No universally successful way has been found (the search continues). The most successful approach found to date is “oevents.info”. Here you can see a schedule of all fixtures in NI, level B fixtures in NI and beyond and level A fixtures across the UK. Unfortunately this list is not “mobile-friendly” and the fixture links are to the BOF website (whereas fixture information is usually on the host club’s website). It is, however, a sound source for the schedule as it is driven Read More …

All Levels Running Training on Wednesdays

Yes it’s a thing! Restarts Wednesday 9th January. Meeting Malone RFC, ready to run at 7pm. Bring a headtorch and some trail shoes. We can go do some exploring 🙂 Running Training is for All Levels. We jog together over to Orangefield Park. We warm up together, smile for the camera, complete the session at our own pace, jog home together, lots of stretching and all done by 8:15pm. Then a chance for a coffee or a cheeky schoolnight pint in the bar at the rugby club. See you there 🙂