TrailO’s coming back!

I’m planning to set up a TrailO exercise at our top-grade events this year. It will take the form of a TempO cluster near assembly or on the way to the start. It is the intention (assuming all the stars align!) to have one at each of: Carnearney 1st June Slieve Martin 22nd June Tollymore campsite 22nd June Whitespots 7th September Glenarriff 19th October and, if re-arranged, Castlewellan. The results will be combined to form the Club TrailO Championship 2024. This was last contested in 2018, won by Lyle Fleming. It’s time an attempt was made to wrest his crown Read More …

April Club Meet at Hillsborough – Registration closes tonight!

โฐ Registration for Saturday’s Club Meet closes TONIGHT (Tuesday 9 April) at midnight, so sign-up here for coaching and a chance to catch-up with club mates – free for all NIOA and OI members:

Club Meet Coaching and Social – Sat 13 April, Hillsborough

โ—Don’t miss out on the chance to receive great coaching alongside other orienteers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Catch up with club mates and meet new members with the chance to socialise afterwards. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Tailored coaching for all ages and abilities. ๐Ÿ’ฐ Free for Members โ€“ Adult non-members ยฃ3. ๐Ÿ’ป Please register online HERE. Closing date for registration Tuesday 9 April at midnight, so that we can print the right number of maps! ๐Ÿ’ป For more information visit:

Event Entry Closing and Entry on Day Update

We have a fantastic team of volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to make our orienteering events happen. It is important that we make it as easy as possible for them to carry out the tasks needed for events to take place. For this reason and for consistency, weโ€™ve decided to streamline and clarify our event entry closing dates and entry on day policy. Online SIEntries Closing Days and Times Having consistency with these closing days and times will allow printing of the right numbers of maps, preparation of SI Timing entries file and downloading of start lists.  Entry on Read More …

New to April ’24 – the FOOT Series!

FOOT – Friday Open Orienteering Training is exactly that – training open to all! So, whether you are an experienced orienteer, a fell runner wanting to improve your nav skills, a complete novice wanting to learn a new skill or a family wanting to get out together and explore – we have it covered! Courses and Coaching ๐Ÿ—บ 3 training courses available to suit all ages and abilities. ๐Ÿ™‚ Coach available for novice and improver orienteers. โฑ Timing (dibbers) will be used, and a printout of your results provided. More info and Entries ๐Ÿ’ป For more info visit LVO Fixtures Read More …

Tables available after Drumkeeragh

The various tables can now be seen . Being the first colour event of the year there’s not much meat on the bones but they can help guide your preparation for what’s to come. The official NISeries tables are available for download from the NIOA website but can be viewed (without downloading) at “Resources>OneDrive Public>NISeries>NISeries2024.pdf”. They show that Planner Olivia and the weather conspired to make it a tough day out. The Colour Standards can be viewed at “STANDINGS Colour Standards>Colour Standards.pdf”. With three events dropping off the 12 month window there are several examples of standards being lost (not Read More …

NICS Drumkeeragh – Entries on Day

Online entry is now closed and on the last count we have 111 competitors which is great! There are always a few extra maps printed off for each course for Entries On Day (EOD) but not many. Priority for maps obviously goes to those who have entered online beforehand. To ensure these participants get maps, EOD participants will start in the last Start window which is 1245-1300. Please do not arrive early to start as the Starters will be politely have to tell you to wait. Courses close at 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Cape Wrath Ultra

We’re excited to announce that LVO member Alan Elwood (also Founder and Director at Positive Steps Outdoors), along with Roger Warnock (CEO of Young Social Innovators) and Chris Ross (Partner at McKees Law), are teaming up as the Three Amigos to tackle the formidable Cape Wrath Ultraยฎ! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ The Cape Wrath Ultraยฎ is a 400km, 8-day ultra running adventure through the stunning Scottish Highlands from 19th โ€“ 26th May 2024. But this isn’t just about conquering a challenging trail. It’s about making a real difference in the lives of young people across the island of Ireland. They’re on a mission Read More …

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’›๐ŸงกDrumkeeragh Entries CLOSING!๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

โ— Last chance to enter online – entries close at 11pm ๐Ÿ‘€ To enter rand look through the event information visit: NI Colour Series 1 โ€“ Drumkeeragh Forest โ€“ Lagan Valley Orienteers ( ๐Ÿ—บ Enter online now and don’t take the risk that there will be a map of your choice available on the day. โ“ Have you more questions on how to enter and what course to choose – see info below or get in touch with Ric Gamble on 07717 297676 or

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’›๐ŸงกNI Colour Series – Drumkeeragh Forest๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Hurry, entries close tomorrow, so don’t miss out on the first NI Colour Series event of 2024! 8๏ธโƒฃ There are eight different courses you can choose from depending on your age and experience. ๐Ÿ˜€ Everyone welcome, especially newcomers and families. You can compete individually or come for a fun walk/run round in a pair/group. ๐Ÿ’ปPlease look at the event page which has further info and the entry link: NI Colour Series 1 โ€“ Drumkeeragh Forest โ€“ Lagan Valley Orienteers ( โ“If you are not sure about how to enter online or what course to choose have a look below Read More …