Mourne Seven Sevens 2020 – Cancelled

Lagan Valley Orienteers regret to announce that due to the impact of Coronavirus we are not able to hold the Mourne Seven Sevens Challenge Walk this year. We have been working over the past few months to design measures that would address the additional safety and logistical challenges posed by Covid 19. We made some excellent progress and, having solved many of the issues, we were cautiously optimistic of going ahead. Unfortunately, however, some of the external factors out of our control such as access permissions and government Covid regulations have not progressed far enough at this stage for us Read More …

LVO Trophy Returns & 100+ miles!

Could you please return any LVO Trophies you may hold to Gordon Stephens in readiness for this year’s prize-giving. Please help Gordon by delivering them to him at forthcoming events, ahead of the AGM (21st March). Also, congratulations to Billy Reed for completing over 100 miles on the One man standing event at Castleward this weekend! Incredible!

Junior Squad Time Trial

For juniors wishing to be considered for JHI, EYOC or JWOC please read the message below from Coleen Robinson, IOA Juniors Representative. The selection criteria for these are here. An explanation of JHI, EYOC and JWOC (+ JIRC + JROS) can be found here. The time-trial referred to by Colleen is here.

Cavehill Results Are Available

Thanks to all for a challenging event at Cavehill. Results are available on the website.

Hillsborough Autumn Trophy 3 Results

Results are now posted. Great turnout and some exceedingly close finishes!

Website Changes

In the past couple of weeks I’ve made some changes to the LVO website. Hopefully they support a cleaner, clearer and simpler site. Now the first link on the home page is to the schedule of ALL BOF registered fixtures in NI (followed by links to fixtures further afield). The home page table of upcoming fixtures now includes a link to volunteer to help. The heading row of the LVO results table on the home page now includes a link to live results. The sidebars have been simplified, largely being replaced by a mini menu “Home | News | Fixtures Read More …

Ward JHI Report

Over the weekend NI hosted the Ward Junior Home Internationals. You can read a report from Alan Elwood (Ireland boys’ Team Manager) here, see photos here and see results here. LVO was represented on the team by, M14 Oliver O’Kane M16 Daniel Earnshaw, M18 Andrew Elwood, Peter Reed W14 – W16 Meadow McCauley W18 Rachel Collins Meadow won the plate for best performance in the Irish Team. Well done to all.

Seven Sevens Thank-you

Thank you to everyone who helped out yesterday – members, friends, family and guests. Lots of positive feedback coming through. Hopefully you all enjoyed yourselves as much as the participants. Gordon Stephens From webmaster…a special mention must go to our very own Mark Stephens who won the NIMRA race – in a time under 4 hours!

Follow LVO at the Scottish Six Day

All the best to LVO members amongst the 3,594 entries at the Scottish Six Days, starting today at Auchingarrich. Each day shall have live streaming and tracking from one or more courses. Today it’s the M55L/W55L. Our own Stephen Gilmore is scheduled to start at 13:42 on M55L and has been selected to be tracked – so pit your wits against Stephen’s route choice. Links to day 1 streaming and tracking are here.

LVO in Europe

Andrew Elwood (M18), Meadow McCauley (W16) and Daniel Earnshaw (M16) set off today to join the Irish Junior Orienteering Team. They are representing Ireland at the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Belarus. You can follow the championships here…and here’s the full squad.