Colour Standards/Autumn Trophy standings

These tables, following the event at Slieve Garron, are to be found in the Public Folders “Colour Standards” and “Club Colour Series” respectively.¬† With one more AT event (Divis) still to come we have three winners already – congratulations to Cahal Power (yellow junior men), Billy Reed (green senior men) and chairman Stephanie Pruzina (green senior women) – Steph can now plan the Divis courses with a light heart!

ūüćāAutumn Workshopsūüćā

          Check out the NI Orienteering website for all the info on the upcoming series of Autumn Workshops ūüôā Beat The Planner – NI Autumn Workshop Series

Final Details are Available for Autumn Trophy 2 at Slieve Garron

Final details are available on the LVO website for Autumn Trophy 2 at Slieve Garron. There have been some changes from the provisional details. There is an important note in the “fences” section for the green course. Final course lengths, climb and control numbers are up. Parking and social information has been added. Hope to see you there – one of the most beautiful spots in County Down. Geoffrey (planner), Aileen (organiser), Michael (controller)

NISeries & Colour Standards tables updated

The NISeries tables following the Garvagh event and the Colour Standards table following Kilbroney can be found in their respective Public Folders (the NISeries tables are also available on the NIOA website).

Event Publicity Posters

Attention: event organisers/controllers/planners please help yourself to orienteering event publicity posters, aiming to publicise events. Pick up¬†A number of copies printed on ‘fancy’ paper can be collected from the MOO from the 9th September. Alternatively, you may wish to print your own by downloading a copy here. If printing at home it may be an idea to use poly pockets or laminate the posters if placing outside. Write up¬†Fill in the blank boxes. Location: Name of venue. Date/Time:¬†e.g. Include date, registration opening time, start window and course closure time. Further Information: This could include a variety of things e.g. car-park Read More …

WEE Series Prizewinners

Massive thanks to everyone involved in WEE Series 2018.¬† Event officials, on-the-night volunteers, behind-the-scenes folk, and of course all our lovely participants.¬† Personally, I had a blast and I didn’t even run a single one! See you at running training this Wednesday (Malone RFC), Explorers this Saturday (Valley V36) or Kilbroney this Sunday (Autumn Trophy event).¬† Non members welcome to come along to all of these and we’d love to see new faces trying out weekend orienteering. Here are your prizewinners; if your name is in italics then come claim your prize off me (Susan) and please expect cheesy photo Read More …

Wednesday Evening Training

Bye Bye WEE Seriesūüėü, Hello Wednesday Evening Training¬†ūü§ó 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 …

Whatever Happened to “dib”?

Three to four years ago I built a couple of smartphone apps for orienteering. Since then I’ve gone quiet about them. What happened next? I had thought “not much” but it turns out something happened. First a bit of background. Background¬†What’s dib? My apps “dib” and “dib HQ” were an experiment. The motivation was to reduce the cost of entry to orienteering for small clubs and schools and simplify the process for organisers. Instead of controls at ¬£100 each dib uses “NFC” tags at 50p each (or “QR” codes – those square bar codes you see from time to time). Read More …