๐Ÿ†Hillsborough Event – Autumn Trophy๐Ÿ†

Too add to the excitement on Sunday, LVO members will be competing for a few prizes. Courses and Prizes Green – The Male and Female winners of the green course will be awarded the Autumn Trophy. The first male and female juniors will also receive a prize. Short Green – There will be prizes awarded to W60+, M70+, Junior Male and Junior Female winners Orange – There will be prizes awarded to W12 and M12 winners Yellow – There will be prizes awarded to W10 and M10 winners On-line entry closes on Friday So get your entries in now, HERE!

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of LVO member Stuart Hamilton

Stuart died in a tragic accident on Saturday 4 September 2021. The thoughts and prayers of the LVO community go out to all Stuart’s family, friends and loved ones.

๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡LVO Club Champions 2021๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ†

๐Ÿ‘Well done all those who competed in the LVO Championship race at Portstewart today. ๐ŸŒ…Oh, I do like to be (back) beside the seaside on such great terrain. Like me, I am sure you loved running the excellent courses over the beautiful sand dunes – fun and frustration both served up with good measure. ๐Ÿ™ŒThank you so much NWOC for hosting such a fantastic Colour Series event and allowing LVO to use it as their Champs. Below is the list of LVO winners, but it is all the NWOC volunteers who helped plan, control and organise the event who deserve Read More …

LVO Champs – Important Info for those Running up a course/class

There are a number of LVO members who would like to and have entered a higher course than what their Age Class corresponds to. For example if you are an M55 and have decided not to run the Blue course but to ‘run up’ on the Brown course you are no longer eligible to compete at M55 and have to decide what age class you do want to compete in, will it be M21, M35, M40, M45, or M50 (seniors are not allowed to enter Junior classes). If you are choosing to ‘run up’ please can you email me at: Read More …

WEE stopโ— If you need to go you won’t have to wait long for more O-pportunities

๐Ÿ™ Well folks that’s it for the Wednesday Evening Events for this year (the control collectors will testify that it is getting a bit dark for evening events now – so on to other things). ๐Ÿ But what a way to finish, in the physically and technically terrain of Belvoir Forest. ๐Ÿ‘ Thank you all those who were involved in putting the event on, especially organiser Mark and first time planner Sophie. (I’m blaming her for the bramble scratches on my upper body, nothing to do with my questionable route choice). ๐Ÿ™ŒA big THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers Read More …

LVO Juniors Competing at European Youth Orienteering Champs (EYOC)

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธFollow the progress of Daniel Earnshaw, Meadow McCauley, Dan Murphy and Oliver O’Kane who are all running for the Ireland Youth team in Lithuania over the next three days. Friday 20 Aug – LONG Saturday 21 Aug – RELAY Sunday 22 Aug – SPRINT ๐Ÿ•‘Details of start times, results, even Live Tracking can be found in the link below ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ’ปEuropean Youth Orienteering Championship 2021 (eyoc2021.lt) Why not take a look and and cheer them on from the comfort of your armchair! Smash it guys! ๐Ÿ‘Š

TrailO with Orchard and County Orienteers

#getactiveabc Orchard County Orienteers have their second TrailO session coming up this Sunday at Gosford Forest Park. We have 122 (!) participants signed up to come along at 15 minute intervals between 2pm and 5pm. Wilbert and Juls have everything in hand (mostly Wilbert ๐Ÿ˜‚) but would be delighted for any club members to join us. You could have a go at the course and perhaps be a friendly and helpful face while making your way around to some of the newbies. You can read all about the day here – getactiveabc.com/hw_programs/encompass-all-trailo As a club member, you donโ€™t have to Read More …

๐ŸŒž August Adventures – Week 2๏ธโƒฃโœŒ๐Ÿผ

๐Ÿ—“ Friday 20th August โฐ Starts from 18:30 to 19:00 ๐ŸŒฒ Meeting at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre ๐Ÿช™ ยฃ3 per map for members and ยฃ5 per map for non members (bring correct change if you can please!) ALL Welcome ๐Ÿค— 2 courses on offer (short and long around WEE standard) out in the forest and a mini course around the centre so there is something for everyone ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Please let us know if you plan on coming along and your group size for map printing ๐Ÿ—บ just email Juls rdo@niorienteering.org.uk

๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ†LVO Championship Race – Portstewart Strand๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ†

The LVO club championship will be run on Saturday 4 September in conjunction with the NWOC colour series event at Portstewart. Colour courses have been allocated to each age class as per the list below.ย  As usual there is a course for everyone, there is no obligation to run in the champs and competitors are free to run the colour of their choice, however to be considered for the club championship you must pre-enter and run the course which corresponds to the age class you wish to compete in, or you may wish to run up a class/age group. Remember Read More …

๐Ÿ†NI Champs 2021 Report๐Ÿ†

Well done all who took part in the NI Sprint and Middle Distance races on Saturday. As always, a huge deal of effort and fun goes into putting events on, especially if there are two in one day in different locations. All involved in the volunteer teams did an amazing job! So although there is a list of winners below, the people we need to applaud most are the volunteer team who enable us to have fun competing. Special thanks to Sharon, Billy and Conor who organised and planned the Sprint at UU Jordanstown, Aileen, Wilbert and Richard who sorted Read More …