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 …

FEMALE SPORTS LEADER QUALIFICATIONS

The Female Sports Forum are running free Sport Leaders UK courses in February and March 2020. The Level 2 Qualification is open to any female age 15 years and over; who is actively involved in sport or sports coaching.It will run over 3 days; Saturday 8th February, Sunday 9th February and Saturday 29th February at Ulster University, Coleraine. Topics included will be:• Developing leadership skills• Planning, leading and evaluating activity sessions• Assisting in planning and leading an event• Leading activity sessions in the community The Level 3 Qualification is open to any female age 18 years and over; who is Read More …

Christmas Indoor-O and Social – Final Details!

Are you one of the lucky ones booked in to enjoy some LVO festive fun this Friday? If so, read on for some final details – take special care to read the few changes and additions to the programme. Meal and Social at Chimney Corner Hotel – 630 Antrim Rd, Newtownabbey, BT36 4RH Wilbert (planner) and Stephen (mapper) have put together a great Indoor-O puzzle for you. With the effort they put in and the effort it will be for us to get round the course, it has been requested that the food is served at 8pm rather than previously Read More …

LVO Christmas Meal, Social and Indoor-O

LVO, Ho, Ho! Christmas-O and Social – Friday 6th December The LVO Christmas Social returns with a bit of a twist! We’re in for a Christmas Cracker! This year the Night-O goes indoors at Ballyclare High School and our meal/social will be at the Chimney Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey. Everyone Welcome! Whether you have you been lucky enough to enjoy the LVO Christmas Social over the last few years or heard about how good it is and want to join in on the Christmas Craic for the first time, don’t delay – booking and payment to Ric Gamble.  Meal/Social Where? Chimney Read More …

Performance Athlete and Coaching Seminar

Athletics Northern Ireland will host Dr Stephen Seiler, Professor of Sports Science at the University of Adger in Norway, to deliver a seminar on training balance for endurance athletes “Intensify or Extend? Balancing Training Prescription across the Distance Running Range” The seminar is aimed at endurance athletes training for middle and long distance events and their coaches. The session will be held at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast 7.30pm – 9.30pm on Friday 8th November 2019 https://athleticsni.org/News/Athletics-NI-News/Athletics-NI-Host-Endurance-Coach-Network-with-Dr-Stephen-Seiler

Adult and Junior Training Weekend

This innovative Training weekend is aimed at ALL orienteers – adult & junior – and will include a Friday evening workshop, training exercises, training race, physical training workshop and more… The Training Camp is for orienteers of all ages and levels of experience – beginner, intermediate, advanced, elite. The weekend will be led by GEN’s David Healy with support from senior squad orienteers. All club orienteers are welcome to sign up – this event is only open to members of IOA or NIOA affiliated clubs. For this training weekend, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Cost: Read More …

LVO Christmas Night Score – Saturday 9th December

LVO Night Score at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. There will be two courses on offer to cater for novices and the experienced alike. Cost – the event will be free for those attending the Christmas dinner otherwise £2 for Score event only. Time – Registration will be open from 4.15pm. Start at 5pm. Finish and courses close at 6pm. Details – Due to the nature of the event and the weather forecast, a good torch, compass, watch, whistle and waterproof jacket will be mandatory. Christmas dress optional! For safety and fun reasons, children will be paired up together or with Read More …