**Short Notice Request for Help Friday Evening**

I am looking for 4 volunteers to help man gates in Botanic Gardens tomorrow (Friday) evening for an hour or so while the Senior Squad carry out some sprint relay training. The requirement is to meet Susan at about 8.45pm by the PEC then man a gate from about 9.00pm to 09.45pm to make sure no member of the public gets into the park while the gates are open after hours. If you can help please email me (philip@niorienteering.org.uk if you don’t already have my email) and I’ll pass your details onto Susan The short notice is because I only Read More …

Reminder: Training Day 23 February 2020

Thank you to those that have registered for the LVO (and anyone else that wants to come) Training Day at Parkanaur on Sun 23 Feb. To make this really worthwhile for the coaches and planners we are encouraging you all to come along, but we need to know who is coming so that we can prepare enough maps for the right levels of exercises. To register just email Philip (philip@niorienteering.org.uk) with your name, age class (M or W + age) and standard (current colour standard or novice). The sooner you email the better but by next Tuesday please. The first Read More …

NI Score and Night Championships Postponed 8 February 2020

NWOC have reluctantly had to postpone the NI Score and Night Championships due to take place tomorrow, 8th February, due to the storm weather that is forecast and the possibility that the National Trust may close Mussenden Temple for safety. They hope to reschedule for Sat 22nd February and will confirm the change of date in the near future. Please pass this message on to anyone you know was planning to go.

LVO Club Training Day 23 Feb 2020

LVO are hosting a club training day in Parkanaur Forest Park near Dungannon on Sunday 23rd February 2020 from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The aim is to get some training and have lots of fun. Training for every level will be available to all – no need to be a LVO member. Pre-registration is essential so that we can sort groups and print sufficient maps. Cost will be approx £5 for seniors, £3 for juniors. Closing date for registration is 19th February. To register email philip@niorienteering.org.uk with the following details: Name; age; experience (novice or current colour standard); club if applicable.

WENT 4 Bonanza 11 December

The last WENT of 2019 will return to Lady Dixon Park on Wednesday 11th December. Santa, helped (?) by his elves, has planned a special year ending Christmas extravaganza suitable for all. As usual, meet at the upper car park of Dixon Park at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm mass start. Plenty of racing, plenty of navigating, plenty of fun and a few twists (it wouldn’t be the Christmas WENT if there weren’t, would it) are on offer, followed by hot chocolate, mince pies and Christmas munchies. Festive dress most welcome. Even if you haven’t been before, do come along. Let Read More …

WENT 3 Botanic Gardens and QUB

This week, by even more popular request, we are on the combined terrain of the Botanic Gardens (no lights, just us, only one gate) and the main Queen’s campus (lights, people, buildings and steps). No games – just 45 minutes to get as far round the looped course as you can. Meet at the McClay library at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm mass start. You need a head torch (we have a few in case) and suitable footwear. The university part of the course is all on paved surfaces while the Botanic Gardens are quite soft, damp and slippy in parts. Read More …

WENT 2 Musgrave Park 13 Nov

After a course inspection today, Musgrave Park is ready for tomorrow night’s WENT 2. The going is best described as ‘soft to wet’. Meet at the Musgrave Hospital entrance to the park from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm mass start. There is something for every standard this week so come and have an evening’s fun and exercise, whether you are a club member or not. Make sure you have shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and a bit mucky. You will definitely need dry shoes and socks to change into after the session, though!!!

Ormeau Park Wed 30 Oct

After the intricacies of East Belfast experienced at this week’s Sporteering 7, come along to Ormeau Park on Wed 30 Oct for the first of the WENT events. These trining activities take place in parks and are designed to allow all levels of orienteer to improve their skills while getting some much need exercise and have a good deal of fun in the process. All you need to join in is suitable attire and shoes for running on potentially wet and mucky grass! Ideally bring a compass and a head torch, but we will have some to lend you if Read More …

Sporteering – the next WOW

After 2 sessions of skills training in Barnett Demesne, next week sees the first WOW Sporteering. We’ll meet at Tim Hortons in Connswater and the WEE prize giving will follow. Details will appear shortly but plan to be there for an energetic evening, a warming cup of coffee and maybe a donut while the prize giving takes place. We are off to a good start! If you can’t wait until Wednesday why not head down to Loughgall for the Orchard County Orienteers last Fun in the Sun

Add some WOW to your life!

The next item on the WOW agenda is WEST 2 this Wednesday in Barnett Demesne. A number of the club coaches will be there offering a variety of exercises designed to improve your orienteering skills. So whether you are an absolute beginner, have some experience or are already very experienced, turn up and join in. All are welcome – you don’t have to be a member. This week we will focus on compass work and control flow as well as the basics. £3 members, £4 non-members. Meet at 6.30pm for a 6.45 start in the main Barnett Malone House car Read More …