Meelmore Maprun Trial

As Queen Steph has mentioned, we would like to carry out a trial of MaprunF/G alongside our event at Meelmore this Saturday. It won’t interrupt any of your runs. The main event is all SI Air ( proper O!! ). All we would like is for quite a few of you to take your phones or Garmin watches around with you as well, so that we can see how well Maprun works in this environment. I know how good the map is, but what we want to see is what sort of tolerance we can get away with on a Read More …

Meelmore entry

I had a flush of enthusiasm to get out orienteering again at Meelmore. However, having entered, when I read the details I can’t do the event as I am still shielding. If anybody would like an entry, please send your name and BOF number to cecilgarmstrong@hotmail.com and I’ll substitute you for me.Enjoy.Cecil

🌳🌲MapRun Newcastle!🌳🌲

🔭I said to look out for things to come – and already, here is a new MapRun course for us to have a go at and on the doorstep of our Tollymore Orienteers! 📱However, things will look a little different – the forest has been replaced with an Urban course in Newcastle and the dibbers and control boxes have been replaced with the MapRunF phone app. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Once you have downloaded the MapRunF app, this course can be done at anytime you wish in the month of July. However, I suggest avoid busy times, as bumping into seasonal tourists or locals Read More …

🏆🏁🏆August Competition🏆🏁🏆

😀We are looking forward to competitive orienteering returning again with some events due to be popping up in August. 🦠There will be a few differences to mitigate against coronovirus, including keeping social distance and minimising touching of surfaces. Therefore to reduce the need to touch controls, SI Air+ is likely to be used rather than standard SportIdent. With SI Air+ there is no need to dib; instead pass your hand over the top of the control up to 30cm away. 🥓To use SI Air+ the controls will be turned on in beacon (NOT bacon) mode and a Sport Ident ActiveCard (SIAC) is Read More …

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Back on Track – July League!

😬If you have been holding out for a WEE all summer – The July MapRun League will come as a welcome relief!😊 📝There are numerous score courses to tick off across NI, open for the entire month of July. Do as many courses as you wish, when it suits you! How many course can you do? 🥇🥈🥉Your best 3 positions in each course will be counted, so if you do 4 courses and come 1st, 3rd and 7th and 10th your score will be 1+3+7= 11. 👍Simply download the MapRunF app onto your phone, print off a map and off Read More …

Mourne Seven Sevens 2020 – Cancelled

Lagan Valley Orienteers regret to announce that due to the impact of Coronavirus we are not able to hold the Mourne Seven Sevens Challenge Walk this year. We have been working over the past few months to design measures that would address the additional safety and logistical challenges posed by Covid 19. We made some excellent progress and, having solved many of the issues, we were cautiously optimistic of going ahead. Unfortunately, however, some of the external factors out of our control such as access permissions and government Covid regulations have not progressed far enough at this stage for us Read More …

🎉😁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!