4 Weeks of O-pportunities not to be missed!

๐ŸŒฒTollymore Festival of Orienteering – It is exactly one month away until the LVO summer highlight – 3 days of orienteering in great terrain and an equal measure of craic to go with it. As well as the Urban Race on the Friday, Colour Series event on the Saturday and Relay on the Sunday there is a BBQ at the campsite and outdoor games. So, book now and why not invite some friends to have a taste of all things O. More info here: The Tollymore Festival of Orienteering โ€“ (lvo.org.uk) But no need to wait that long to get Read More …

Happy WEE Volunteers make Happy WEE Orienteers!

On Wednesday night we saw the second instalment of the May WEE Series. Around 60 orienteers navigated their way round the grounds of UUJ. How is it the accommodation block always trips me up? – A large part down to the good planning of Billy Reed. The previous Wednesday, first time planner Henry Montgomery also had about 60 of us darting about Ormeau. Great courses to enjoy on another wonderful evening. So these two sets of results allow us to have the first look at how things are shaping up in the WEE May league! Yes that’s right the WEE Read More …

NI Sprint and Middle Distance Champs – Entry now open!

There is a lot going in in May and June – the WEE Series has just kicked off this week. As well as looking forward to what all is on offer here we have the NI Sprint and Middle Championships on Saturday 1 June. To find out more information on this double header championship day and to enter click on the links below: NI Sprint Championships โ€“ Ballymena โ€“ (lvo.org.uk) NI Middle Championships โ€“ Carnearney โ€“ (lvo.org.uk)

Membership offer – No better time for new comers to Join us!

๐ŸŒžWith the better weather threatening to come and the longer evenings ahead, there is no better time to get out and enjoy exploring the great outdoors. ๐Ÿ˜€From 1st May there is a reduced membership price for NEW members. So, if you are thinking about joining or know someone else who is, now is a great time. Senior membership is only ยฃ16 and there are equally good deals for Juniors, Young adults and families! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธMembership will last up until the end of the year but there are so many orienteering events and activities planned for this month alone, including the WEE Read More …

New to April ’24 – the FOOT Series!

FOOT – Friday Open Orienteering Training is exactly that – training open to all! So, whether you are an experienced orienteer, a fell runner wanting to improve your nav skills, a complete novice wanting to learn a new skill or a family wanting to get out together and explore – we have it covered! Courses and Coaching ๐Ÿ—บ 3 training courses available to suit all ages and abilities. ๐Ÿ™‚ Coach available for novice and improver orienteers. โฑ Timing (dibbers) will be used, and a printout of your results provided. More info and Entries ๐Ÿ’ป For more info visit LVO Fixtures Read More …

NICS Drumkeeragh – Entries on Day

Online entry is now closed and on the last count we have 111 competitors which is great! There are always a few extra maps printed off for each course for Entries On Day (EOD) but not many. Priority for maps obviously goes to those who have entered online beforehand. To ensure these participants get maps, EOD participants will start in the last Start window which is 1245-1300. Please do not arrive early to start as the Starters will be politely have to tell you to wait. Courses close at 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’›๐ŸงกDrumkeeragh Entries CLOSING!๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

โ— Last chance to enter online – entries close at 11pm ๐Ÿ‘€ To enter rand look through the event information visit: NI Colour Series 1 โ€“ Drumkeeragh Forest โ€“ Lagan Valley Orienteers (lvo.org.uk) ๐Ÿ—บ Enter online now and don’t take the risk that there will be a map of your choice available on the day. โ“ Have you more questions on how to enter and what course to choose – see info below or get in touch with Ric Gamble on 07717 297676 or rdo@niorienteering.org.uk

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’›๐ŸงกNI Colour Series – Drumkeeragh Forest๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Hurry, entries close tomorrow, so don’t miss out on the first NI Colour Series event of 2024! 8๏ธโƒฃ There are eight different courses you can choose from depending on your age and experience. ๐Ÿ˜€ Everyone welcome, especially newcomers and families. You can compete individually or come for a fun walk/run round in a pair/group. ๐Ÿ’ปPlease look at the event page which has further info and the entry link: NI Colour Series 1 โ€“ Drumkeeragh Forest โ€“ Lagan Valley Orienteers (lvo.org.uk) โ“If you are not sure about how to enter online or what course to choose have a look below Read More …

Sorry – Castlewellan Spring Cup Postponed

๐Ÿ˜• I’m sorry to report that the Castlewellan Spring Cup event has been postponed – new date to be confirmed. ๐Ÿ‘A big thank you Michael Murphy for planning the 4 courses – these will be ready when we can get a full volunteer team together – with the Slieve Croob Champs and the Drumkeeragh NICS, I think we tried to fit in too many events in the South Down area in last few weeks which has overstretched our volunteer workforce. If you can help out at any event in any way, please let us know what you would like to Read More …

๐Ÿ“ฃAGM and Event/Activity Feedback Prize

๐Ÿ“Just a reminder that the club AGM will be taking place tomorrow at Gosford Forest Park. We will be meeting in a room in the Educational block down beside the overflow parking. โฐThe Club Meet coaching will finish at 1230 and allowing for some lunch and a catch up we should be started the meeting around 1.30pm and plan to be finished up by 2.30pm. ๐Ÿ“Here is a link to the AGM Agenda and the Chair person report. ๐Ÿ†As part of the meeting we will be voting for and awarding the Steve McGibbon Trophy for the LVO member/s we feel Read More …