Cape Wrath Ultra

We’re excited to announce that LVO member Alan Elwood (also Founder and Director at Positive Steps Outdoors), along with Roger Warnock (CEO of Young Social Innovators) and Chris Ross (Partner at McKees Law), are teaming up as the Three Amigos to tackle the formidable Cape Wrath Ultra®! 🏃‍♂️ The Cape Wrath Ultra® is a 400km, 8-day ultra running adventure through the stunning Scottish Highlands from 19th – 26th May 2024. But this isn’t just about conquering a challenging trail. It’s about making a real difference in the lives of young people across the island of Ireland. They’re on a mission Read More …

Exceptional JHI Performance

We had a very small representation from LVO on the JHI squad this yearbut we are exceptionally proud of first-year M14, James Ewart who had asuperb run on the individual day to finish 2nd overall, and win the awardfor Best Irish Performance of the weekend. Some statistician with time tospare can fact-check for me but I don’t think we have had as high aplacing before. With James’ energy and dedication  to the sport we canlook forward to seeing him develop and wish him many more successes in thefuture. Stephanie P

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The Wicklow Round

What were you doing on 27th May 2023? Was it 100+ km, 26 peaks, 6,000m ascent, all within 24 hours? You can read Alan Elwood’s account of the Wicklow Round here. Congratulations Alan. Other accounts of long distance challenges completed by LVO members can be found under the menu item “Resources”, “Long Distance Challenges”.

WEE Age/Gender Handicap Results

Earlier this evening Alan published the hCalf results for the first of the competitive WEE events in 2023. hCalf provides a competitive format for all, including those who may have a long term injury. In the past the WEE series had a handicap system for age and gender. Encouraged by the wishes of LVO members, the Committee decided this should be restored. Accordingly tonight also sees the restoration of those results. Each event is scored on a handicap basis and each month of WEEs forms a league series. These results were formerly published on the WEE website but this year Read More …

It went quiet for a while…

If you are a subscriber to the LVO website you will have been used to receiving an email when news is posted. Recently something broke behind the scenes, unexpectedly and badly. I’ve been working to restore the subscription service. There’s more to do but you should now start to receive those emails again. In case you missed any of the recent news, here are links: Regards, Geoffrey

NWOC Christmas Event

North West Orienteering Club are holding a score event on Tuesday 27th December 2022 at Roe Valley. Entries close at 6pm on Monday 26th December. More information and the entry link is here.

Hearing Aid?

A member of the public found a hearing aid in Parkanaur last Sunday. If you believe this is yours please contact me at website “at”

An Account of the Bob Graham Round

Andrew and Alan Elwood have written an account of their Bob Graham Round. It is an interesting read, showing just how much preparation and logistic support is required if you are to attempt a challenge on this scale. The account goes beyond a description of what happened during the 24 hours. It provides valuable information about training, food, support team and recce for anyone thinking of taking up the “BGR” challenge or, indeed, a similar challenge. Their first “attempt” converted to a completed “round” at their first go, in June 2021. The account is here. The account will have ongoing Read More …


No words necessary except, “congratulations Billy”, watch here and be amazed.