hCOW series 2021

With another 3, possibly 4, colour events in the fixture list it will be possible to have both a series (best 4 results to count) and a championship (last colour event of the year, hopefully FermO’s NISeries6 event). Don’t forget that hCOW is about consistency, not speed, so everyone has a chance to shine.

🏆Hillsborough Event – Autumn Trophy🏆

Too add to the excitement on Sunday, LVO members will be competing for a few prizes. Courses and Prizes Green – The Male and Female winners of the green course will be awarded the Autumn Trophy. The first male and female juniors will also receive a prize. Short Green – There will be prizes awarded to W60+, M70+, Junior Male and Junior Female winners Orange – There will be prizes awarded to W12 and M12 winners Yellow – There will be prizes awarded to W10 and M10 winners On-line entry closes on Friday So get your entries in now, HERE!

Tables Update after Portstewart

The NISeries event at Portrush has triggered updates to 3 tables. Get to them via “Resources>OneDrive Public” then: “NI Series>NISeries2021.pdf” That’s 3 down – you need 4 results to count at the end of year. On the Men’s Green course Wilbert Hollinger was running down to pot-hunt for the club M70 champion title (and he succeeded, congrats Wilbert!) so his time was not used for calculating NISeries points thus Nigel Foley-Fisher set the benchmark. The official table is on the NIOA web site – this is just a copy for your convenience. “hCOW>hCOW2021>Event3.pdf” What surprised me was how little (8 Read More …

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of LVO member Stuart Hamilton

Stuart died in a tragic accident on Saturday 4 September 2021. The thoughts and prayers of the LVO community go out to all Stuart’s family, friends and loved ones.

🏆🥇LVO Club Champions 2021🥇🏆

👏Well done all those who competed in the LVO Championship race at Portstewart today. 🌅Oh, I do like to be (back) beside the seaside on such great terrain. Like me, I am sure you loved running the excellent courses over the beautiful sand dunes – fun and frustration both served up with good measure. 🙌Thank you so much NWOC for hosting such a fantastic Colour Series event and allowing LVO to use it as their Champs. Below is the list of LVO winners, but it is all the NWOC volunteers who helped plan, control and organise the event who deserve Read More …

Free Stuff

There are some bits and bobs left over from our move out of the equipment store at Kilwee. If you can use anything please contact me straight away – equipment@lvo.org.uk or 07841 996 555 – otherwise the stuff goes to landfill. Some for collection at Kilwee, some from Ballyclare. First come, first served. A few photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pd5fpjv2mhja2zo/AADnI2Vjz-Yup2aCUh0aRbtsa?dl=0 4 man tent, about 8ft x 8 ft. Garden fun for the kids? 17 inch computer monitor. Caravan kettle. Full size but low wattage (1kW). Never used. Hurdles (3?) Never used. Juls might have first call on these. Medicine balls (4). Horseshoes Read More …

hCOW update

The hCOW tables have been updated following the last WEE of the summer. The usual table, WEE12, is there to allow you to compare your performance with previous events. The WEE handicap movement table has been updated to show you how your handicap has varied throughout the series. The final WEE21hcow champion table has been added to show your performance in the final event; congratulations to Mark Pruzina and Gary Baine on achieving champion status. Don’t forget that hCOW measures regularity, not speed, so Mark and Gary are champions at making the same good decisions (or bad mistakes) at each Read More …

Further call for anyone interested in the Mourne Score!

Still seeking if there is any interest to participate in the Score class at the Mourne Mountain Marathon on 11 Sep. Don’t let the word “marathon” put you off as this is a one day event lasting 6 hours starting at Attical between 09:00 and 10:00 You collect as many or as few controls as you wish. The minimum distance to the finish is 15km (or 9 miles). Participation is in pairs, so please let me know by this weekend if you are interested, so we can suggest pairings before the closing date of Fri 3 Sep. Pairings could be Read More …

LVO Champs – Important Info for those Running up a course/class

There are a number of LVO members who would like to and have entered a higher course than what their Age Class corresponds to. For example if you are an M55 and have decided not to run the Blue course but to ‘run up’ on the Brown course you are no longer eligible to compete at M55 and have to decide what age class you do want to compete in, will it be M21, M35, M40, M45, or M50 (seniors are not allowed to enter Junior classes). If you are choosing to ‘run up’ please can you email me at: Read More …

WEE stop❗ If you need to go you won’t have to wait long for more O-pportunities

🙁 Well folks that’s it for the Wednesday Evening Events for this year (the control collectors will testify that it is getting a bit dark for evening events now – so on to other things). 🏁 But what a way to finish, in the physically and technically terrain of Belvoir Forest. 👏 Thank you all those who were involved in putting the event on, especially organiser Mark and first time planner Sophie. (I’m blaming her for the bramble scratches on my upper body, nothing to do with my questionable route choice). 🙌A big THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers Read More …