Metronomic Mark!

The final hCOW tables, following Seskinore, are now available at “Resources>OneDrive Public>hCOW>hCOW2021”. They clearly show that the king of regularity is Mark Pruzina; not only did he clean up the series with 2 wins in his 4 counting events but he also shares the hCOW Champion title with Kieron Rocks for winning last Saturday’s event. The series table, in addition to showing your place points score provides the history of your handicap variation through the series. This should allow you to reflect on your good (or bad!) performances and allow you to identify what can be done to improve.

NI Series tables updated

The final 2021 NISeries tables are now published on the NIOA web-site. A copy is available here at “Resources>OneDrive Public>NI Series”. While LVO contributed most in the way of entries we came away with only 3 titles from the 9 contested classes. Looks like O-shoes need tightening up for next year!

Colour Standards Update

The colour standards table has been updated for the final time this year following the Seskinore event. While there were not too many new or updated standards there was considerable consolidation due to the ramping-up of the event programme throughout the autumn period. Your 2021 colour achievement will be added to the history table and the table will be reset for 2022. While there will be no more updates this year the table still acts as a reminder to anyone with a name highlighted in pink or yellow – this shows that your 2022 membership is still awaited. “Resources>OneDrive Public>Colour Read More …

‼Deadline extended for LVO Ho Ho‼

🎅Good news for those who are last minute dot com. 🥳We have been able to keep entries open for the Christmas dinner, quiz, prizes and Night-O open until 10pm tomorrow evening (Sunday 28th Nov). 🍴Last time we looked there were 10 spaces still available for the dinner, so don’t miss out. ⛄More info at LVO Ho Ho! Christmas Social/dinner and Night Score – Lagan Valley Orienteers 🎄Enter HERE.

❗❗Entries filling up and closing soon for Christmas Dinner, Social and Night-O🎄

⛄Please Note: Entries are filling up for the LVO Social on Saturday 4 December at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. 🎄The deadline for entries is midnight tonight (Friday 26 Nov), so enter now and don’t miss out! 🎅For more information, visit LVO Ho Ho! Christmas Social/dinner and Night Score – Lagan Valley Orienteers and to enter visit SiEntries – LVO Ho Ho Ho 🍴If entering more than one person for the meal, please read through the entry instructions carefully before completing the form. 💗We continue to try to keep each other safe, so at the venue face coverings should to be Read More …

More Maprun

If you enjoyed exploring East Belfast last time join us again in Lisburn next Wednesday, if you didn’t then get along to join the fun. Meeting at Laganbank carpark from 7:10pm for a 7:30pm start. Note the Ground Cafe is no longer open late on Wednesdays, so park in the carpark on the other side of the road – free after 6pm. This week we are using the Lisburn East course preloaded on the Maprun app. Its a score format – get as many as you can in 45 minutes. Note that the Castle Gardens are currently closed off so Read More …

❗❗Hurry – Entry deadlines coming up, don’t miss out❗❗

It has been brilliant to have a fair bit of orienteering happening recently – and there is more to come, so let’s keep up the momentum! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Here are two events to get entered for now: The final Colour Series of the year is happening at Seskinore, Omagh. Fermo have planned the full 8 courses, so suitable for all ages and abilities, newcomers and experienced competitors. The courses are in the main, ‘Middle Distance’ style (lots of changes of direction and lots of controls) BUT they are not short so you’ll get your moneys worth! The map is good and Read More …

NISeries Tables updated

The NISeries tables have gone to StephenG for official publication on the NIOA website but you can view a copy here – “Resources>OneDrive Public>NI Series”. With one event to go make sure that you enter the correct colour course to achieve your maximum points (4 to count). There have been some changes other than the Drumnaph scores – some of the event officials have changed course mid-year so their notional points have been moved to their current colour. This means a reduced score at their original colour and an increase at their current – see what this means for your Read More …

hCOW Tables updated

Tables updated with the results from Drumnaph. An event variance of -13secs shows that, while it might be a small area, it provided as stiff a test as any of the NISeries terrains. That leaves Seskinore as the last chance to have a tidy run (hCOW is testing your regularity not your outright speed) and score as few points as possible, although Mark Pruzina’s 22 is going to be hard to beat. It’s also the one-off championship event so get along to take the test! “Resources>OneDrive Public>hCOW>hCOW2021”. Event6.pdf is the Drumnaph results, SeriesTable.pdf is the points position.

Colour Standards updated

The colour standards table has been updated with the Drumnaph results. Not too much movement in colour but a number of first-time or long-gap colours achieved – nice to see folk returning to the fray! The colour standards table also shows your membership status so if your name’s in the pink your 2022 membership application is awaited!