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  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 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 🙂

Gobble Gobble!

A reminder to book your Christmas dinner and associated festivities by this evening, Friday 30th Nov. We have to pre book the meals y’see. All the details are at this handy post. Ric is busy planning lots of frolics for us all 🙂 Come join in with the tinsel 🎄and turkey 🦃 🙂 *turkey-free and veggie options available     Xmas Social & Night Score  

Autumn Workshop this evening

#BeatTheForestPlanner workshop this evening 19:00 – hosted by Wilbert & Fin. These fine gentlemen know a thing or two or three about forest orienteering 🌲 It’s being hosted at the Junction Centre in Dungannon (not Antrim!!) This modern building is on the right side (as you drive in) of the Tesco car park, opposite the bus station. Here’s their website And here’s details of the workshop

🍂Autumn Workshops🍂

          Check out the NI Orienteering website for all the info on the upcoming series of Autumn Workshops 🙂 Beat The Planner – NI Autumn Workshop Series

WEE Series Prizewinners

Massive thanks to everyone involved in WEE Series 2018.  Event officials, on-the-night volunteers, behind-the-scenes folk, and of course all our lovely participants.  Personally, I had a blast and I didn’t even run a single one! See you at running training this Wednesday (Malone RFC), Explorers this Saturday (Valley V36) or Kilbroney this Sunday (Autumn Trophy event).  Non members welcome to come along to all of these and we’d love to see new faces trying out weekend orienteering. Here are your prizewinners; if your name is in italics then come claim your prize off me (Susan) and please expect cheesy photo Read More …

Wednesday Evening Training

Bye Bye WEE Series😟, Hello Wednesday Evening Training 🤗 Wednesdays in September are taking shape, a mixture of running training and skills training. Nice and informal! Current plan is: 5th Sept – All Levels Running Training from Malone RFC 12th Sept – Skills Training (venue TBC) 19th Sept – All Levels Running Training from Malone RFC 26th Sept – Skills Training (venue TBC) Session 1 will be led by Susan. Ready to leave Malone RFC at 7pm, we will jog along the Connswater Community Greenway to Orangefield Park. After some basic running drills, we’ll explore the Orangefield parkrun route and finally return to Malone RFC by Read More …