β˜”ollymore Festival – Thanks to Everyone Involved!

This weekend LVO put on another really enjoyable festival of orienteering at Tollymore, thanks to all the fantastic people who helped out in many ways (and no thanks to the windy and wet conditions 🌨πŸŒͺ). The whole weekend was expertly organised and coordinated by Gordon Stephens, with three events and the general organisation of camping and BBQ he had his hands full, or should I say hand, as he was doing it all with one arm in a cast! πŸ’ͺ πŸ‘ A special mention must go to Mark Pruzina who like an iceberg is super cool and what you see Read More …

WEE 8 UU Jordanstown Report and June League Results

It was great to see us all studying are maps so hard at University yesterday evening. It was great to have some lovely weather after a couple of damp ones. πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 69 people took part, 31 of whom were juniors from clubs, schools or part of a family unit. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Special thanks go to joint planners/organisers Richard Hetherington and Paul Daniels. Other super volunteers who made the event a success were, Wilbert Hollinger who mentored Richard and Paul through there first event. Ric Gamble who helped set up & take down alongside Richard McCourt, Alan Gartside for printing the maps Read More …

Wednesday Deadline for this weekends Tollymore Festival of Orienteering!

Don’t let the UUJ WEE distract you from entering this weekends events. The Deadline for entry is midnight Wednesday. So don’t delay! Friday Evening: Click here for info and entry for Urban event in Dundrum. Saturday: Click here for info and entry for NICS event in Castlewellan and BBQ at Tollymore. Sunday: Tollymore Score, is entry on the day.

Please take part and have your say – Outdoor Sport in NI Survey 2022

Thank you to the dozen orienteers who have already completed this short 5-10 min survey. Please can I encourage you all all to complete this. If we are able to get about 100 respondents then we can look at being able to pull out data specific to Orienteering which would hopefully be very useful. Use the QR code below or click here to take part.

WEE 7 Carnfunnock Report and June League results/standings

Great job everyone who participated in a fantastic evenings fun running up and down the slopes of in Carnfunnock Country Park. Again the weather was playing games with us, with most of us getting a bit damp, along with a few soggy maps for those who risked not taking a bag πŸŒ§πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒ§πŸ’ͺ πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 57 people took part, 28 of whom were juniors from both clubs and schools. Great to see all the young people enjoying getting lost like the best of us! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Special thanks go to planner Daniel Vasey and organiser Richard Vasey. Other super volunteers who made the Read More …

WEE 7 – Carnfunnock online entries are now closed but entries will be open on the day

If you missed the midnight on Sunday cut off for online entries, don’t panic, you can enter on the evening – just come along to registration – we will be working out of the back of a car, likely a silver Octavia. Entries on Day (EOD) will be Β£8 for an adult and Β£4 for a Junior for both members and non-members. Weather looks promising, so come along and be part of the fun in CarnFUNnock! πŸ˜€ For all the info click on: WEE7 – Carnfunnock Country Park – Lagan Valley Orienteers (lvo.org.uk)

WEE 6 Antrim Castle Gardens Report and June League Results/Standings

Well done everyone who ignored the poor forecast and took part in a great evenings fun running around Antrim Castle Gardens. Thankfully, during most of the event, the rain stayed away, with only poor Simon (who set out the controls before the event), a few late starters and the lovely control collectors who got caught out in a lough side thunderstorm. It will take more than that to put you hardy lot off πŸŒ§πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒ§πŸ’ͺ πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ There were an amazing 92 participants in total who took part, 45 of whom were juniors, with a good number local(ish) school children from Ballymena Read More …

🌲Tollymore Summer Series in full Swing🌳

Our friends at Tollymore Orienteers have their summer series in full swing, week two is coming up. Last week they had 95 participants, and lots of LVO regulars πŸ˜ƒ πŸ—“ Friday 10th June ⏰ Start anytime between 6:30 and 7:30pm 🌲 Tollymore Forest Park (main carpark beside the play park) πŸ’° Β£5 per map – groups can share πŸ‘πŸΌ ALL WELCOME πŸ€— We will have a short (~2km) and long course (~4km) on offer each week πŸ‘πŸΌ To book a map simply send us a message or email rdo@niorienteering.org.uk with the following info: πŸ™ŒπŸ½Name πŸ™ŒπŸ½Group size πŸ™ŒπŸ½Course you would like Read More …

WEE 5-Ballymena Academy Results

Congratulations everyone who took part in a great evening at Ballymena Academy – who would have thought going to school would be so much fun! πŸ˜ƒ πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ There were 81 participants in total running round the school grounds 38 of whom were juniors, with a good number of local school children. Thank you Diane McNeill of Ballymena Academy and Dom Baldwin of Dunclug who came along to support the young people of Ballymena Academy and Dunclug College. It was really encouraging to see such a good turn out for a venue on the periphery of LVO’s catchment area. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ It Read More …

WEE Online Entry

I hope you are looking forward to the four June WEEs, kicking off this Wednesday evening with a brand new planner Peter Gamble who has planned two fun courses around a brand new venue, Ballymena Academy grounds. Online entries will remain open for those arriving late to the party but please in future can you try and enter by the requested deadline (midnight Sunday before the event). This really makes life easier for the organiser and Alan who kindly sorts all our printing. Again info and entry here: WEE5 – Ballymena Academy Grounds – Lagan Valley Orienteers (lvo.org.uk) Hope to Read More …