Get Your August Entries In!

LVO Map Printing Services will be shut down for the last 2 weeks of August, so is currently busy preparing maps for WEE10, 11, 12 and NIUrban Donaghadee. It would great to know how many maps to print for these events: if the number estimates were to be wrong you might find yourself running on a used map so PLEASE, PLEASE get your entries in NOW. If you’re going straight to SIEntries you’ll find all the WEE events at Aug 24th.

hCOW WEE tables updated

The results are in for Wednesday at Botanic and the hCOW calculations can be seen at “Resources>OneDrive Public>hCOW>hCOW2022”. The list of initiates in “WEE9.pdf” clearly shows that this was the first WEE since the end of the academic year. “WEE Series Table.pdf” shows the points scoring to date; those who have achieved 6 results come first with their score being their lowest 6 – if you don’t reach the asterisk section by the end of the month you can’t be crowned! “WEE Series Handicaps.pdf” shows the history of your handicap drift over the series so allows you to reflect on Read More …

Entries are open for the Donaghadee Urban Event

Check the event page for all the details for the outing to the seaside Donaghadee on Saturday 20 August. See https://lvo.org.uk/allfixtures/ni-urban-league-donaghadee/

L❀ve Parks Week!

Mid and East Antrim BC have partnered with Lagan Valley Orienteers to celebrate Love Parks Week! We have a mini-series of 3 events across the week exploring 3 of the beautiful green spaces MEA has to offer. At each event you will receive a limited-edition sticker of that place, specially designed by @SashaFergArt for these events! Collect all 3! Orienteering is about finding your way around a course between checkpoints using a map. The beauty of this is that there is something to suit everyone, and you can complete it in your own time and at your own pace. The Read More …

Be Bug Aware! πŸ™πŸ•·πŸ¦Ÿ

Although July is traditionally a rest month for organised Orienteering activity, hopefully you are able to get out and enjoy a good hill run or a walk through the forest. With the good weather, you will know to keep well hydrated and to cover up from the sun but have you thought about protecting yourself from ticks? Although not as active in the middle of summer, they are can be picked up all year round, especially in grassy areas where there is grazing. You are not likely to feel them bite into you, and burying their little heads. These little Read More …

β˜”ollymore Festival – Thanks to Everyone Involved!

This weekend LVO put on another really enjoyable festival of orienteering at Tollymore, thanks to all the fantastic people who helped out in many ways (and no thanks to the windy and wet conditions 🌨πŸŒͺ). The whole weekend was expertly organised and coordinated by Gordon Stephens, with three events and the general organisation of camping and BBQ he had his hands full, or should I say hand, as he was doing it all with one arm in a cast! πŸ’ͺ πŸ‘ A special mention must go to Mark Pruzina who like an iceberg is super cool and what you see Read More …

Tables Updated

Lots of tables updated after the week’s events: Public>NISeries>NISeries2022.pdf After 4 events folk are starting to show with the required number of scores against their name. Don’t forget it’s 4 out of 7 needed to qualify so plan your autumn programme accordingly! Public>Colour Standards>Colour Standards.pdf The first drop off of an old event for some time so some folk may have lost or dropped their standard; others have consolidated well. Public>hCOW>hCOW2022>Event7.pdf The Castlewellan results show some large fluctuations but also show how the calculations are able to deal with the different terrains being encountered. >Series Table.pdf The combined scores and Read More …

WEE 8 UU Jordanstown Report and June League Results

It was great to see us all studying are maps so hard at University yesterday evening. It was great to have some lovely weather after a couple of damp ones. πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 69 people took part, 31 of whom were juniors from clubs, schools or part of a family unit. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Special thanks go to joint planners/organisers Richard Hetherington and Paul Daniels. Other super volunteers who made the event a success were, Wilbert Hollinger who mentored Richard and Paul through there first event. Ric Gamble who helped set up & take down alongside Richard McCourt, Alan Gartside for printing the maps Read More …

Wednesday Deadline for this weekends Tollymore Festival of Orienteering!

Don’t let the UUJ WEE distract you from entering this weekends events. The Deadline for entry is midnight Wednesday. So don’t delay! Friday Evening: Click here for info and entry for Urban event in Dundrum. Saturday: Click here for info and entry for NICS event in Castlewellan and BBQ at Tollymore. Sunday: Tollymore Score, is entry on the day.

Please take part and have your say – Outdoor Sport in NI Survey 2022

Thank you to the dozen orienteers who have already completed this short 5-10 min survey. Please can I encourage you all all to complete this. If we are able to get about 100 respondents then we can look at being able to pull out data specific to Orienteering which would hopefully be very useful. Use the QR code below or click here to take part.