🎉😁ORIENTEERING ACTIVITY IS BACK!🎉😁

I’m sure some of you are ready to get back out there and do some actual, real life orienteering! With the relaxation of lock-down restrictions this is now possible. This weekend LVO, Fermo and NWOC are re-starting orienteering with activities across the country, with the premiere of MapRunF. We are having to temporarily replace physical controls with virtual ones using a new app called MapRunF (which you need to download onto your phone beforehand). Those of you who have done Sporteering before will have a good idea how this works, but MapRunF is simpler to use and has an even Read More …

🧠🚽The Wee-WEE Quiz🧠🚽

🚽What: A Fun Multiple Choice quiz on all things wee, small, titchy and tiny. Ric Gamble has planned 6 rounds of 5 questions – quizzing you on NI Geography, Money/Finance, Sport, Science & Nature, Stage and Screen and General Knowledge. 🚽There will also be special wee-WEE round made by Stephen Gilmore (expect toilet humour!) ⌚When: Wednesday 17th June at 7.30pm 💻Where: On Zoom 📳We will be using a quiz app called Kahoot. So as well as a computer/tablet/phone for the zoom call you will also need another tablet/phone to select the answers. 📌To book your place on the LVO wee-WEE Read More …

Webinars for online planning of virtual orienteering

Folks For those who had your appetites whetted by Sunday’s IOC virtual relay, here is some detail on webinars that promise to allow you to set up “innovative virtual races”. Cecil Hi Chairs, Secretaries & POC Managers If you missed it you can now access last weeks Routegadget webinar with Simon Errington, HH.  There was some very useful content in there, I particularly enjoyed the adaptations you can make with the system to create innovative virtual races – setting up simple 5km courses for example and postbox Orienteering courses. I am very much looking forward to this evenings webinar on Read More …

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!

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 …

hCOW is back!

Three years ago I posted a paper about the possibility of introducing regularity testing as a way of comparing folk of different orienteering speeds. That paper is still on the web site “Resources>LVO Public Folders> hCOW>hCOW concept.pdf”. My intention was to proceed with drawing up the definition of the calculation needed and to implement it in a spreadsheet. That intention was brought to an abrupt end, exactly three years ago yesterday, by a collision with a bluebell-covered rock in Hillsborough Forest which led to full thoracic surgery to scrape the gunge out of my damaged lung. However, isn’t lockdown wonderful! Read More …

Something for Lockdown?

BOF has closed down its lapsed members listing (perhaps it thinks that folk who have not yet rejoined are lost to the sport). However the lapsed LVO members names can be found highlighted in the Colour Standards list at “Resources>LVO Public Folders>Colour Standards>Colour Standards.pdf”. It shows 78 lapsed and only 9 new members – that makes a big hole in the size of the club. So have a look at the list to see if you can identify any of the pink names, give them a call and ask/plead/cajole/threaten them into rejoining for 2020, ready to run over forests, hills Read More …

COVID-19, Event Cancellations

Given the current situation it has been decided to cancel all LVO events and training activities until the end of June. Obviously this is a constantly changing situation and we will review our decision as things progress. Stay safe and hopefully we will see you all in a forest somewhere on the other side.