WENT 4 Bonanza 11 December

The last WENT of 2019 will return to Lady Dixon Park on Wednesday 11th December. Santa, helped (?) by his elves, has planned a special year ending Christmas extravaganza suitable for all. As usual, meet at the upper car park of Dixon Park at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm mass start. Plenty of racing, plenty of navigating, plenty of fun and a few twists (it wouldn’t be the Christmas WENT if there weren’t, would it) are on offer, followed by hot chocolate, mince pies and Christmas munchies. Festive dress most welcome. Even if you haven’t been before, do come along. Let Read More …

Christmas Indoor-O and Social – Final Details!

Are you one of the lucky ones booked in to enjoy some LVO festive fun this Friday? If so, read on for some final details – take special care to read the few changes and additions to the programme. Meal and Social at Chimney Corner Hotel – 630 Antrim Rd, Newtownabbey, BT36 4RH Wilbert (planner) and Stephen (mapper) have put together a great Indoor-O puzzle for you. With the effort they put in and the effort it will be for us to get round the course, it has been requested that the food is served at 8pm rather than previously Read More …

TABLES Updated – last time in 2019

Following yesterday’s slippery Autumn Trophy event at Belfast Castle the following table have been updated: 1 Colour Standards – Resources>LVO Public Folders>Colour Standards>Colour Standards.pdf. This was the last colour event of the year and shows, at the right-hand side, your colour achievement for 2019. When the table is reset at the end of the month this will transfer to the history table and the slate will be wiped clean for 2020. Don’t forget that this table also shows your membership status – get rid of the pink highlights asap! 2 Autumn Trophy – Resources>LVO Public Folders>Club Colour Series>2019AutumnTrophy.pdf. Needs two Read More …

Cavehill Results Are Available

Thanks to all for a challenging event at Cavehill. Results are available on the website.

Travel Funding – Last Chance!

Just a reminder that LVO offers club members support for travelling to representative events and training camps. You can view the funding policies for Seniors and Juniors on the LVO website under Resources > Travel Funding. Thank you to everybody who has already submitted claims this year. Please note that Saturday 7th December is the cut-off date for final claims as I’m now starting to wind up the 2019 club accounts. I’ll be happy to help if you have any questions – you can contact me at treasurer@lvo.org.uk Harry


After having to cancel the original Autumn Trophy 2 event at Kilbroney due to forestry operations, we are pleased to confirm that there will a re-scheduled event at Belfast Castle this Saturday 30th November. Please check the fixture list for full details.

WENT 3 Botanic Gardens and QUB

This week, by even more popular request, we are on the combined terrain of the Botanic Gardens (no lights, just us, only one gate) and the main Queen’s campus (lights, people, buildings and steps). No games – just 45 minutes to get as far round the looped course as you can. Meet at the McClay library at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm mass start. You need a head torch (we have a few in case) and suitable footwear. The university part of the course is all on paved surfaces while the Botanic Gardens are quite soft, damp and slippy in parts. Read More …

Colour Standards Updated

The Colour Standards table has been updated with the Hillsborough results. Don’t believe what the event results show as standard times; have a look to see if you qualified for a colour standard. The table can be found under “Colour Standards” in “LVO Public Folders”. The table also shows membership status – make sure you’re changing from pink (lapsed) to clear (current) as soon as possible!

Autumn Trophy Interim Scores

The Autumn Trophy scores, after 2 of the 3 events, are available in LVO Public Folders>Club Colour Series. The scoring is by place points, with 2 to score (indicated by an asterisk at the entry). May I point out that I am currently on the podium in the Green Senior Men class, testament to the truth of the old adage “if you’re not in you can’t win”? So get along to the final event at Belfast Castle to knock me off the step.

Just One Sporteering left before Christmas

It’s this Wednesday evening with registration again at Tim Horton’s Connswater by 7pm as part of the WOW Winter Orienteering Wednesdays. See if you can solve this week’s cool riddle as well as enjoying the Sporteering. Also note the the East Belfast map has been upgraded to the new ISSprOM2019 standard. All you need to know is on the activity details page. Definitely read this if you are new to Sporteering.