IOC Virtual Relay 2021 – The Teams

Look at you all! Fabulous!! Now it’s over to you. Everyone needs to put in their own entry by midnight tonight!!! Here’s the entry link (hope it works) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrD0bLbO4cwsGNfsBFhdzQK5-H6tHN2EmNhozHqsaPeVoqMQ/viewform?pli=1 And then you can decide on your route for Saturday or Sunday. It needs to be 2km and you must finish where you start (no 2km downhill gallops allowed!) Have a think about how you can track it – GPS watch or a phone app would do nicely. Remember to upload it afterwards!! Have fun everyone. Club or hub shirts if you have them. Lots of photos would be ace, post Read More …

IOC Virtual Relay

Yes the Irish Championships virtual relay is back for a second year. All the info on the IOA website. IOC 2021 Virtual Relay…the return! Tell us you’re interested by this evening please – email susan.lambe4@gmail.com – we’ll find you a team, and send you the entry form. If you ran last year, you should already have an entry form. Please don’t submit it yet till we have the teams arranged. It’s 2km, complete it on Saturday or Sunday, wherever you like – you must start & finish in the same place. Most importantly share photos of your adventures on our Read More …

JK 2011 – Ten Year Anniversary

We are going all nostalgic and taking a look back at JK 2011. Yes that is ten years ago….. The largest event ever hosted here, the Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering saw over 2,000 orienteers travel to NI for 4 days of the best we have to offer. A huge volunteer effort was led by our very own Harold White as Event Coordinator, along with a sizeable army of officials and helpers. Lots of memories and photos appearing daily over on the NI Orienteering website. Go have a look 🙂 https://www.niorienteering.org.uk/jk-memories-day-1-sprint/

Virtual Orienteering Relay – The LVO Teams

Wowww you have surpassed yourselves! We have 75 participants in this Sunday’s Virtual Orienteering Relay. Outstanding! You’ve all been assigned a team. Say hi to your new virtual team mates 🙂 Now it’s over to you. Everyone needs to put in their own entry by midnight on Friday!!! Here’s the link to all the information https://www.orienteering.ie/just-for-fun-ioc-virtual-relay including the entry link. And then you can decide on your route for Sunday morning. It needs to be 2km and you must finish where you start (no 2km downhill gallops allowed!) Have a think about how you can track it – GPS watch Read More …

Virtual Orienteering Relay!

#VirtualOrienteeringRelay this Sunday 10th May 🙌🙌 Who all’s in? It’s all about a bit of fun 😊 On Sunday morning, you run, jog or walk 2k. No maps or navigating required! You must finish where you start. We’ll assign you a team (3 of you per team), all your times are added up and you’ll win…….erm……..bragging rights????? This is organised by the Irish Orienteering Association because we didnt get a chance to run the Irish Champs relays this year ☹️ We’re a big club so we can get a fantastic turnout 🙂🙂🙂 We have 27 participants = 9 teams already and I know we will get wayyyyy more. Email Read More …

Irish Champs Relays

Hi everyone, Olivia and I are pulling together the IOC relay teams. This is not easy with very complicated sums to be done for the Handicap classes. The good thing is, there are no Team Trials and you can take it as seriously, or not, as you wish. If you’d like a run, please let me (Susan) or Olivia know. Email or pm the Facebook page or post in the group or text or comment here. Go for it 🙂

Our Club on Facebook

I’ve been making some Facebook edits this evening, so here’s the story. Come join the social media fun 🙂 Our Public Facebook Page Lagan Valley Orienteers https://www.facebook.com/LVOrienteers/  Our face to the outside world 🙂 Over 500 likes, wow! Loads of pre-event info, training info, photos, news stories etc. Your admins are Susan Lambe, Juls Hanvey, Stephen Gilmore, Colin Smith, Mark Stephens and Stephanie Pruzina. Always room for more admins if you love all things Facebook……… Our Club Group (name change alert!) LVO Chat https://www.facebook.com/groups/laganvalleyorienteers/ Our informal Facebook group for club members. Almost 300 members in there. Everyone’s got equal posting Read More …

All Levels Running Training on Wednesdays

Yes it’s a thing! Restarts Wednesday 9th January. Meeting Malone RFC, ready to run at 7pm. Bring a headtorch and some trail shoes. We can go do some exploring 🙂 Running Training is for All Levels. We jog together over to Orangefield Park. We warm up together, smile for the camera, complete the session at our own pace, jog home together, lots of stretching and all done by 8:15pm. Then a chance for a coffee or a cheeky schoolnight pint in the bar at the rugby club. See you there 🙂

Sad news – Pete Power

Folks, Terribly sad news emerged on Thursday, of the passing of Pete Power. Together with his wife Moire O’Sullivan, and their wee boys Aran & Cahal, they have in recent years settled in Rostrevor and become an integral part of the vibrancy of our Tollymore Orienteers hub. I know you will join with me in expressing condolences to Moire, Aran, Cahal and Pete’s wider group of family & friends. Moire has made a very thoughtful request. She wants to capture and preserve everyone’s memories of Pete for their young boys. She has asked if you wish, to write the boys Read More …

Running Training tonight

Running training is ON! tonight 🙂Ready to depart Malone RFC at 7pm, and we’ll be back again by 8:15pm. We’ll be running hill reps, always at your own pace. You have the option of grass or hard surface – if you’re going the grassy way, it’s sloppy underfoot; wear grippy footwear. Santa hats 🎅 and reindeer antlers 🦌 actively encouraged 🙂