Nominations for the Steve McGibbon Trophy

The nominations are: Harry Bell, for the amount of work he is doing, quietly and behind the scenes. Much of this work most members don’t even know exists. Equally notable is the thoughtful, considerate and approachable manner in which Harry will come to your aid. Harry’s title of “Treasurer” would be appropriate even without the final “r”! Stephen Gilmore, Colin Smith, Ric Gamble and Juls Hanvey who, together with Charlie Reid of NWOC, drove the MapRunF initiative that provided us with the opportunity to orienteer when Covid restrictions curtailed our usual competition calendar. Mark Pruzina, who did so much to Read More …

Steve McGibbon Trophy

Hi everybody I have one nomination for the Steve McGibbon Trophy. Any others by the end of today to Details of the criteria are here. Many thanks Cecil

Autumn Trophy 1, Divis Mountain

Event details and links to online entry are now up at Blow away the cobwebs next Saturday on Divis Mountain with beautiful views over Belfast and Belfast Lough. The National Trust coffee barn will be open for takeaway drinks and snacks after the event.

Additional Nominations for the Steve McGibbon Trophy

The full list is now: – Geoffrey Collins, not just for his excellent work with the club website but in particular for developing a fixtures calendar that is – for the first time – clear, reliable and easy to use.– Sharon Dickenson, a relative newcomer to the club who immediately embraced the concept of volunteering and has quickly become a club stalwart and an adept organiser.Richard McCourt, for resolving the delicate access issues for the 2019 JHI and NIOC at Cassy Water. It is entirely down to Richard’s skilled and persuasive negotiation that we were not faced with an expensive Read More …

Nominations for Steve McGibbon Trophy

This is just a reminder to send me any nominations for the Steve McGibbon Trophy, details here. For this award, the club membership votes for the person or group who provided the most outstanding contribution to the club’s affairs in the previous year. I have a couple of nominations from March, but please email any additional suggestions to by Wednesday 30th September. I will then publish a list where you can vote by email before the AGM on Zoom on Wednesday 7th October at 7:30pm. Best, Cecil

LVO OneDrive password

I received an alert about a suspicious signin to this account from Paris, France. I have therefore changed the password. If you need to get access please contact me ( or another member of the committee.BestCecil

LVO AGM 2020

We cancelled our AGM in March as COVID-19 restrictions were about to be imposed. We hoped that we would soon be able to have an alternative but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case, so we’re going ahead with an abbreviated Virtual AGM on Zoom on Wednesday 7th October at 7:30pm. The NIOA Virtual AGM recently worked pretty well – we promise ours will be brief, informative and you might even end up winning an award! New this year are awards + vouchers for novice and expert Planner and Controller of the year 2019. This was an excellent suggestion by Philip Read More …


Given that NI COVID cases are creeping up, everybody is pretty tired of the restrictions and I personally am vulnerable, please take a few moments to download this. Nobody should have any privacy or data protection concerns. This app is also being promoted by SportNI.

Meelmore entry

I had a flush of enthusiasm to get out orienteering again at Meelmore. However, having entered, when I read the details I can’t do the event as I am still shielding. If anybody would like an entry, please send your name and BOF number to and I’ll substitute you for me.Enjoy.Cecil

Webinars for online planning of virtual orienteering

Folks For those who had your appetites whetted by Sunday’s IOC virtual relay, here is some detail on webinars that promise to allow you to set up “innovative virtual races”. Cecil Hi Chairs, Secretaries & POC Managers If you missed it you can now access last weeks Routegadget webinar with Simon Errington, HH.  There was some very useful content in there, I particularly enjoyed the adaptations you can make with the system to create innovative virtual races – setting up simple 5km courses for example and postbox Orienteering courses. I am very much looking forward to this evenings webinar on Read More …