hCOW awakes!

I am using the long course of the WEE series events to run an hCOW series but as WEE is an activity, not a competition, I will not be calculating place points as in previous series. Instead, I will be publishing your event by event handicaps to allow you to see how you are progressing (or not!). Paragraph 3 of the hCOW definition doesn’t apply – if you’re a member you’re in. If I’m doing the sums correctly what you should be able to see is how a good performance (or a faux-pas!) affects your handicap and thus try to Read More …

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 …

🚨Our WEE Series is Back🚨

🌳The lovely Parks and other green spaces across Belfast and beyond will be welcoming back Orienteers on Wednesday evenings in May, June and August. ✏️Get the May dates pencilled in: Ormeau Park 5th May, Barnetts Park 12th May, Botanic Gardens 19th May and Lady Dixon Park 26th May. (All dates/venues subject to permission – we will continue to update here and on the LVO Facebook page) 😷 Due to Covid Restrictions, May’s WEE events will be for Orienteering Club (British Orienteering) members only. If your membership has lapsed or you are new, don’t miss out! Membership info on joining up Read More …

Lagan Valley Orienteers AGM 2021

We hope to see as many members as possible join us for this year’s virtual AGM. New members and anyone connected with LVO through one of our Hubs are especially welcome. It is a chance to get a feel for what goes on behind the scenes, to meet the committee and get your views to help steer things. With things not quite open enough to hold a meeting indoors, we are again planning to hold an abbreviated Virtual AGM on Zoom on Thursday 20th May at 7:30pm. Last year’s virtual AGM worked well – we promise to keep things brief 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/

🩹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!