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.

Hillsborough Autumn Trophy 3 Results

Results are now posted. Great turnout and some exceedingly close finishes!

Website Changes

In the past couple of weeks I’ve made some changes to the LVO website. Hopefully they support a cleaner, clearer and simpler site. Now the first link on the home page is to the schedule of ALL BOF registered fixtures in NI (followed by links to fixtures further afield). The home page table of upcoming fixtures now includes a link to volunteer to help. The heading row of the LVO results table on the home page now includes a link to live results. The sidebars have been simplified, largely being replaced by a mini menu “Home | News | Fixtures Read More …

Check Your Trophy Cabinet!

For those of you fortunate enough to have a trophy cabinet, would you please check for any NI trophies you are holding ie NI Champs, NI Score or NI Night. Please bring them on Saturday at Hillsborough and either give them to Ann Savage or leave in the MOO. If you have a LVO trophy, you can hold on to that a little longer!

WENT 2 Musgrave Park 13 Nov

After a course inspection today, Musgrave Park is ready for tomorrow night’s WENT 2. The going is best described as ‘soft to wet’. Meet at the Musgrave Hospital entrance to the park from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm mass start. There is something for every standard this week so come and have an evening’s fun and exercise, whether you are a club member or not. Make sure you have shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and a bit mucky. You will definitely need dry shoes and socks to change into after the session, though!!!

Hillsborough Forest Park, Saturday 16th November.

Now that everybody’s dried out after the trip to Pomeroy Forest last Saturday we can start looking forward to a beautiful day out in Hillsborough Forest Park on Saturday 16th to admire the last of the autumn colour and enjoy the courses that Heather has planned for us. Hope to see you all there and, of course, beginners are especially welcome.

LVO Christmas Meal, Social and Indoor-O

LVO, Ho, Ho! Christmas-O and Social – Friday 6th December The LVO Christmas Social returns with a bit of a twist! We’re in for a Christmas Cracker! This year the Night-O goes indoors at Ballyclare High School and our meal/social will be at the Chimney Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey. Everyone Welcome! Whether you have you been lucky enough to enjoy the LVO Christmas Social over the last few years or heard about how good it is and want to join in on the Christmas Craic for the first time, don’t delay – booking and payment to Ric Gamble.  Meal/Social Where? Chimney Read More …

Colour Standards Table

The Colour Standards Table has been updated with the results of the NISeries#6 event at a wet and physical Pomeroy Forest. It is also heartening to see the pink highlighting disappearing as folk renew their membership for 2020! The table can be viewed at “Resources>LVO Public Folders>Colour Standards”.