Tollymore Festival – Short Green

In additional to the courses already advertised there will now be a short green course on offer for Saturday’s Colour Series. If you should wish to amend your entry you can do so on SI Entries.

Joint winners – the Steve McGibbon Trophy

At the recent LVO AGM three nominations were received for the Steve McGibbon Trophy. This trophy is awarded annually for contributions to orienteering by members of LVO. It honours the memory of LVO member Steve McGibbon who died in 2006 aged only 51. Under normal circumstances the trophy would be awarded by Christine McGibbon but that was not possible this year due to a “virtual” AGM. Our photographer managed to catch up with this years joined trophy winners – Harry Bell and Mark Pruzina who will share the trophy for the next six months. Thank-you from club members for all Read More …

Tollymore Festival of Orienteering 2021

The Tollymore Festival of Orienteering is back! Entries are open. Enter here | Edit entries here | Entry list here. The event page here has all the details about – the Colour Series | Score Event | Camping | NIOA AGM | Barbeque | Boules | Junior Training. All in one weekend!

NIOA Score Championship 2021

Entries are open for the NIOA Score Championships, taking place on Saturday 29th May. Pre-entry is required. Entries close at 6pm on Thursday 27th May. You can read about the event here. You will also find the entry link on that page. The courses are sure to be good with Michael Burton as planner and Raymond Finley as controller. NIOA posted a link for score tips which I am repeating here – Top Score Tactic Tips. I know some people have been training hard during lockdown. I’m not sure about these two. They were spotted in our garden during the Read More …

WEE III Botanic 19 May

WEE III at Botanic Gardens is now open for entry (to club and BOF members only due to Covid restrictions). Entries close on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 18:00. Hired dibber pickup and download will be from a car in the McClay library. Starts will be at the SE corner of Botanic Gardens, E of the PEC. Hope to see you there!

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!