NI Colour Series 2, Meelmore, 6th April 2019

Come and enjoy orienteering on the open mountain in the beautiful Mournes at Meelmore. Experienced competitors will enjoy the challenging courses that Mark Stephens has planned on this great orienteering terrain but there are courses too for all ages and abilities. Newcomers are especially welcome. Remember that this is open mountain so you must wear a suitable weatherproof coat if the conditions are poor. You can see full event details under ‘Events’ on the LVO website.

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 if you’ve any questions.

Social Get Together at IOC

(I’m posting this fine suggestion from Ric, who says:) Hi LVOers. For all those going to the IOC next weekend I’m hoping we can maybe organise getting together socially. On the Saturday evening there is going to be a table quiz, raising some money for juniors and charity, so it would be good to have a few LVO teams. I’m also happy to organise a meal on the Sunday evening. With the guts of racing over it would be nice to get together for some good food and liquid refreshment as we talk tactics with our relay team mates and strategies Read More …

Ballymena Sprint results

Results are now available on Routegadget – see Now on Winsplits too! In Routegadget you will have to pick ‘Ballymena Sprint’ or ‘Ballymena Sprint Short’ depending on which results you want to see. This is because a different map was used.

Contactless payment at Urban Sprint event

You can pay your Ballymena Urban Sprint entry fee by contactless card.This is a trial run to see if contactless payment might speed up the entry process at the busy WEE events. So please pay by card or, better still, Apple Pay or Android/Google Pay on your phone. Of course you can still pay with proper cash if you wish!

Urban Sprint, Ballymena, Saturday 14th April

Organiser: Richard Gamble Planner: Lyle Flemming Whether you are an experienced orienteer or a novice, young or not so young, Lyle will have designed a course for you on this new map – thanks Bill! If you are interested in trying orienteering out for the first time, an urban course is less daunting and there will be someone available to literally help point you in the right direction! On the flip side, this new course will be good practice for those planning on entering the sprint at the IOC in Sligo, in a few weeks time. The courses will be around the Slemish College/Ballee Read More …

Travel funding for 2018

LVO may be able to help with the cost of you going to events to represent the club. Check out the Junior and Senior travel funding policies (under Further Info > Documents) to see what’s covered.

LVO’s AGM at Woodburn

Please do come along to LVO’s Annual General Meeting straight after Saturday’s event at Woodburn. We’re meeting in the Hall after our runs to enjoy Ursula’s wonderful soup, toasties, tea/coffee and sticky buns ahead of the AGM, which will start at 2pm, unless everyone is still lost in the forest. Ursula’s catering is normally only available at Colour Series events but she is making a special guest appearance at our modest Spring Cup on Saturday. Please support her initiative, which generates much appreciated income for the NI Juniors. Just as importantly, come along to the AGM: find out what the Read More …

Spring Cup 2, Hillsborough Forest Park

I hope you have marked the Spring Cup event at Hillsborough in your diaries for this Saturday, 17th March. Courses have been planned by Peter Reed: Green – 4.4 km. Orange – 3.1 km. Yellow – 2.2 km. Controller – Billy Reed Organiser- Anne Bell The MOO will be in the car park on the right in Hillsborough Forest Park. Registration from 11.00 Start times: 11.30 – 13.00 Courses close: 14.30 Entry fees (Member / Non member) Senior £7 / £9 Unwaged & Student £5 / £7 Junior £3 / £4 Family £17 / £22 If the toilets at the Read More …

Junior Funding Claims

LVO offers help with the cost of Juniors participating in representative events but you’ll need to get your claims for any 2017 trips in now! The end of November is the strict deadline. Visit the Juniors section of the LVO website to see what you can claim for. If you’ve any queries please contact me at or see me at the Carnfunnock event. Harry Bell