🩹First Class! First Aid!🩹

Rescue and Emergency Care Training – Saturday 20 March Congratulations to the eight LVO club members who attended and passed their Rescue and Emergency Care First Aid training on Saturday. Also joined by two Fermo and two NWOC club members, this is the first class of LVO members to go through formal First Aid training for a few years. Many of our first aid qualifications expired during lockdown and it was challenging to arrange training – so big thanks to Raymond Shannon for providing a very professional, Covid safe, days training. With the return to Orienteering competition expected soon, we Read More …

First Aid Training for Club Members – Rescue Emergency Care

What? REC1 is a 1 day (8 hour) First Aid course specifically designed to treat casualties in an outdoor recreational setting. You will be trained to treat casualties with various injuries including breaks and cuts as well as treating an unconscious casualty. This includes the practice of CPR and the use of an AED. The course is practical and mainly based outdoors with ongoing assessment which will provide you with certification. This qualification will cover you to administer first aid and complete Risk Assessments in all but the most remote areas which are sport uses. Who? This course is for Read More …

Colour Standards (again!)

May I wish everyone a Happy (and safe!) New Year. The Colour Standards table has been reset for the incoming year. That means that the 2019 record has been removed as it falls outside the retrospective 1-year window used for calculating the standards. The incoming year’s events have been added (all 2 of them!) and hopefully some semblence of order will be returning to the fixture list so that you can build your standard up again (there’s a NY resolution for you – attend every colour event in the year!). The table also shows your membership status and there is Read More …

Covid Cup Final Scores

The Covid Cup is the replacement, in these exceptional times, for the Spring Cup and Autumn Trophy and is based on Spring Cup 1 at Parkanaur, Autumn Trophy 1 at Divis and Autumn Trophy 2 at Donard, using place points and taking the best 2 results out of the three. The results can be found at “Resources>LVO Public Folders>Club Colour Series”. Congratulations to all who kept going through the year and especially to those who contributed their time and effort to putting on the events. Happy Christmas!

hCOW2020 Champion(s)

The hCOW results, following last Saturday’s Donard event, have been computed. It’s congratulations to Harry Bell and Colin Smith who share the consistency title. My praise for the senior Pruzinas in my last post seems to have been the kiss of death for Mark (have a look at Routegadget!) but at least he can take satisfaction from leading the place point standings, whatever way you want to look at them. I’ve still a bit of thinking to do about handicap management so the 2021 series will be a clean start – all we need now are fixtures!

Colour Standard Update

The colour standards table has been updated with the results of the Donard event and can be found, along with the history table (also updated) at “Resources>LVO Public Folders>Colour Standards”. With only one NISeries event this year the opportunity to reach or maintain brown or blue standard was not available (now there’s a New Year Resolution if ever I saw one!). The table shows, in upper case, the 3 results counting towards your current standard; it also shows the best standard achieved during the year i.e. the best 3 results in any 12-month window ending in 2020 (that’s what transfers Read More …

🌲 Donard Forest – Final Details

I hope everyone is looking forward to a potentially damp day on Donard! Just keep a few things in mind: Please read and obey all the Covid regulations as explained in the event details on the website. As part of social distancing make sure you arrive in time to register and get to the start, 15 minutes walk. The Green course as originally planned had an ugly dog leg in it which I knew would upset some of you. So I have added a control, and a tiny bit of distance and some mostly avoidable climb. (4.6k and about 200m Read More …

hCOW Placings

I have published an interim hCOW Placings Table (Resources>LVO Public Folders>Public>hCOW>hCOW2020) showing the place points achieved so far over the 4 counting events. It clearly shows the senior Pruzinas to be the most consistent orienteers this year but with Chairman Stephanie planning next Saturday’s event that removes one of the front runners (or trotters or walkers or dawdlers) from the fight to become hCOW Champion 2020. The entry list is filling up fast!

hCOW2020 is go!

In April I published a retrospective set of hCOW results for 2019. Resulting from that I have made some changes to the calculation formulae, particularly around handicap resetting, and have applied those to the 2020 colour event results. The yearly event tables are in folders, and along with the definition of the scoring system can be found in “Resources/LVO Public Folders/Public/hCOW”. This year, instead of a place points system of scoring, the hCOW Champion will be decided on the basis of Green course results at the upcoming Donard event – the “hCOW2020 event 5.pdf” table shows all those who have Read More …