🌲🌳Tollymore Forest Club Orienteering Event – Sat 22 Aug – ENTRIES NOW OPEN

💻Pre-entry ONLY online via SIEntries – See LVO Fixtures for more details. 🚦Green, Orange and Yellow courses to suit all ages and abilities. 📝Numbers are limited so book now!

🌳🌲MapRun Newcastle!🌳🌲

🔭I said to look out for things to come – and already, here is a new MapRun course for us to have a go at and on the doorstep of our Tollymore Orienteers! 📱However, things will look a little different – the forest has been replaced with an Urban course in Newcastle and the dibbers and control boxes have been replaced with the MapRunF phone app. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Once you have downloaded the MapRunF app, this course can be done at anytime you wish in the month of July. However, I suggest avoid busy times, as bumping into seasonal tourists or locals Read More …

🏆🏁🏆August Competition🏆🏁🏆

😀We are looking forward to competitive orienteering returning again with some events due to be popping up in August. 🦠There will be a few differences to mitigate against coronovirus, including keeping social distance and minimising touching of surfaces. Therefore to reduce the need to touch controls, SI Air+ is likely to be used rather than standard SportIdent. With SI Air+ there is no need to dib; instead pass your hand over the top of the control up to 30cm away. 🥓To use SI Air+ the controls will be turned on in beacon (NOT bacon) mode and a Sport Ident ActiveCard (SIAC) is Read More …

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Back on Track – July League!

😬If you have been holding out for a WEE all summer – The July MapRun League will come as a welcome relief!😊 📝There are numerous score courses to tick off across NI, open for the entire month of July. Do as many courses as you wish, when it suits you! How many course can you do? 🥇🥈🥉Your best 3 positions in each course will be counted, so if you do 4 courses and come 1st, 3rd and 7th and 10th your score will be 1+3+7= 11. 👍Simply download the MapRunF app onto your phone, print off a map and off Read More …

🎉😁ORIENTEERING ACTIVITY IS BACK!🎉😁

I’m sure some of you are ready to get back out there and do some actual, real life orienteering! With the relaxation of lock-down restrictions this is now possible. This weekend LVO, Fermo and NWOC are re-starting orienteering with activities across the country, with the premiere of MapRunF. We are having to temporarily replace physical controls with virtual ones using a new app called MapRunF (which you need to download onto your phone beforehand). Those of you who have done Sporteering before will have a good idea how this works, but MapRunF is simpler to use and has an even Read More …

🧠🚽The Wee-WEE Quiz🧠🚽

🚽What: A Fun Multiple Choice quiz on all things wee, small, titchy and tiny. Ric Gamble has planned 6 rounds of 5 questions – quizzing you on NI Geography, Money/Finance, Sport, Science & Nature, Stage and Screen and General Knowledge. 🚽There will also be special wee-WEE round made by Stephen Gilmore (expect toilet humour!) ⌚When: Wednesday 17th June at 7.30pm 💻Where: On Zoom 📳We will be using a quiz app called Kahoot. So as well as a computer/tablet/phone for the zoom call you will also need another tablet/phone to select the answers. 📌To book your place on the LVO wee-WEE Read More …

World Orienteering Day – Virtual O Competitions!

Missing Orienteering competition? Click on the link below. Try out 5 virtual orienteering challenges and games between Wed 13 and Sat 16 May. How do I enter? It’s free to enter. Please use this link. But you must register before 13:00 Tuesday 12th UK Time (GMT+1) to guarantee you get a place. Random prizes for those who take part. I especially enjoy the the Street View Orienteering. Have Fun!

Results! The Great Big WEE Quiz

😃Thanks to everyone who ‘met up’ for the Great Big WEE Quiz yesterday evening. 👏Special thanks to our Quiz Wizards, Rachel and Stephen. 👀It was lovely to catch up and see so many of you – We had 24 teams with just under 50 participants. 🙌A reminder of the top 5:5th (31.5 pts) – John and Aidan McCullough. An amazing result from the 3ROC pair who may not have even completed in a WEE before – their club colours are also red, black and white so they are ‘virtually’ family.🥉3rd Equal (34 pts) – The Pruzina Family and Susan and Read More …

Orienteering Suspended!

COVID19 Update – All Orienteering Activities Suspended with immediate effect Please read this important notice from British Orienteering. It is with great sadness that we are now in a position where all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect. We are aware that the Coranvirus outbreak is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation. We all, therefore, continue to follow advice from the Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and both local and national governments on this matter and will keep the orienteering community updated as appropriate. We know how great the sport is Read More …