August Adventures – Let’s go!

Tollymore Orienteers Summer Series – Week 1 Friday 6th August Starts from 18:30 to 19:30 Tollymore National Outdoor Centre £3 per map for members and £5 per map for non members (bring correct change if you can please!) ALL Welcome 2 courses on offer. Long – 3.6km and Short – 1.4km. If you plan on coming along, just email rdo@niorienteering.org.uk with you name and your group size. We can’t wait to see you there!

AUGUST ADVENTURES

🌞August Adventures with Tollymore Orienteers 🗺 We have a month of Summer left and we plan to make the most of it! Every Friday evening in August, Tollymore Orienteering we will be out exploring, please join us!  1️⃣ 6th August – Tollymore Forest🌲 2️⃣ 13th August – Castlewellan Forest Park🌳 3️⃣ 20th August – Tollymore Forest🌲 4️⃣ 27th August – Castlewellan Forest Park🌳 All welcome. We will have two courses on each week so there will be something for everyone 👍🏼 Get the dates in the diary and each week we will post the details 🙂 Make sure to like Read More …

Map Printing Services Vacation

Would August’s event planners please note that LVO Map Printing Services will be unavailable from 10th until 23rd August so please get your printing requirements submitted asap? As soon as you are content that the map will be unchanging submit the OCAD file as there are things to be done to it even before the CONDES course overlay is applied.

🏆NI Champs 2021 Report🏆

Well done all who took part in the NI Sprint and Middle Distance races on Saturday. As always, a huge deal of effort and fun goes into putting events on, especially if there are two in one day in different locations. All involved in the volunteer teams did an amazing job! So although there is a list of winners below, the people we need to applaud most are the volunteer team who enable us to have fun competing. Special thanks to Sharon, Billy and Conor who organised and planned the Sprint at UU Jordanstown, Aileen, Wilbert and Richard who sorted Read More …

Lagan Valley Orienteers feature on BBC Radio Ulster

Big thanks to BBC Radio Ulster and Connor Phillps for having us on this morning to talk all things orienteering. If you listened in and want to know more here are a few other places you can visit…. NI Orienteering – https://www.niorienteering.org.uk/ Fermanagh Orienteers – https://fermoblog.wordpress.com/ North West Orienteering Club – https://www.nwoc.info/ Facebook Pages- North West Orienteering ClubFermanagh OrienteersLagan Valley OrienteersOrchard County OrienteersTollymore OrienteersUrban-O Explorers Belfast Opportunities for adventure across the country!   MapRun – https://www.niorienteering.org.uk/diy-orienteering/ from Portstewart to Portadown, MapRun courses are available across NI – you just need your phone and the map!  Permanent courses – https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?filter=1… Just download the map and away you Read More …

Amazing

No words necessary except, “congratulations Billy”, watch here and be amazed.

Rankin & Graham

A week ago LVO club member Greg McCann, together with running partner Jim Patterson, stood at (at 2am!) the start of the Denis Rankin round with the prospect of 24 hours in the mountains ahead of them. They were attempting the “Denis Rankin Round“. I’m delighted to report Greg and Jim finished the round, with time to spare. They thus become the newest members of the Rankin Round club. You can see their route and splits here. Congratulations Greg and Jim. Meanwhile, in the Lake District Andrew and Alan Elwood were underway with their attempt at the “Bob Graham Round“. Read More …

ENCOMPASS ALL : TRAILO

FREE INCLUSIVE TRAIL ORIENTEERING SERIES Trail Orienteering (TrailO) is a form of orienteering that has been developed to offer everyone, including those with reduced mobility, a chance to participate in a meaningful orienteering activity, all on level terms. The aim is to correctly identify which marked point on the ground agrees with the point shown on a special orienteering map. As this is done from a distance, from the safety of a path, it enables all participants, disabled and non-disabled, child or adult, to compete equally. Encompass All is our summer TrailO series and kicks off with two Sunday afternoons Read More …

Lots of Tables to Peruse

Ballyclare and Tollymore have produced lots of table updates, to be found in various folders under “Resources>OneDrive Public”. In “Colour Standards” there’s the colour standards table updated with the performances at Crossmurrin and Tollymore. The lack of colour events through the autumn meant that many folk lost their colour standard (needs 3 results within a year) but the 2 NISeries events, combined with the August restart events have got things going again. In “NISeries” the NISeries table is available (it’s a copy of the official posting on the NIOA website). At the moment the target is for your best 4 Read More …

LVO go for Denis Rankin & Bob Graham Rounds

(corrected live tracking link added) This weekend the Tollymore Festival of Orienteering wasn’t just a big enough challenge for some of our members. In the early hours of Saturday morning (2am) Greg McCann will start on the Denis Rankin round with his partner Jim Patterson, veteran fell runner and local legend. They plan to walk the complete route in under 24 hours. A previous attempt missed out by 30 minutes but additional training, revised strategy and planning should be the recipe for success. The back up team includes Tich and Aine McCann. We wish them every success. As if that Read More …