NI Colour Series 3 – Fermo welcomes you to Florencecourt

πŸ–Fermanagh Orienteers are inviting us to enjoy some excellent courses in the next Colour Series event. βšͺπŸŸ‘πŸŸ πŸŸ’πŸ”΅πŸŸ€ 8 differently coloured courses to choose from, all ages and abilities catered for, courses for newcomers all the way up to the most experienced runner. NICS3 is taking place at Florencecourt on Saturday 28 May. πŸ“’The deadline for online entry is this Sunday (22 May). Don’t miss out enter here now! πŸ“For more information visit: NI Colour Series 3 Florencecourt – Fermanagh Orienteers (

Grand opening of New Hillsborough Forest Courses

πŸ‘€ Check out Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s piece on the opening of the new Permanent Orienteering Courses on the updated map: Royal Hillsborough welcomes Scandinavian orienteers for outdoor adventure! ( πŸŽ₯ LCCC also posted this short video on Facebook 🟑🟠🟒 There are three different courses to choose from of varying lengths and degree of challenge. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ²πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ If you haven’t yet had the chance to explore Hillsborough Forest yourself, you can get more info and download a map here: Hillsborough Forest – Go Orienteering

O-Events happening thick and fast

πŸ‘ Thanks to all three NI clubs there continues to be many more O-events to enjoy this May/June. πŸ‘ At the weekend Fermo welcomed and entertained us with fun, interesting and challenging NI Sprint and Middle Distance Championship courses. Well done to all LVOers wo made the trip west and especially to the following for their podium (NI positions) making runs. NI Sprint Champs: πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰ W Open Aine McCann and Olivia Baxter. W40+ Moire O’Sullivan and Sarah Gamble. W55+ Stephanie Pruzina and Heather Cairns. W65+ Helen Baxter, Ann Savage and Barbara Foley-Fisher. W16 Anastasia Mahlych MOpen Chris Colwell, George Savell Read More …

hCOW Table for Lady Dixon

The table can be found at “Resources>OneDrive Public>hCOW>hCOW2022”. It shows 23 folk (those who also ran at Hillsborough) scoring their first points with the list being ordered by variance i.e. the amount by which the on-the-day speed improved on handicap, showing Dai Wilson (middle of the list) scoring fewest penalties. Although all 23 went faster than handicap 11 of them, who didn’t improve as much as Dai, have had their handicap increased for Barnett’s next week. With Barnett’s also being a parkland terrain there shouldn’t be as big a variance in the results (although it is Fred Hamond doing the Read More …

WEE2 Lady Dixon Results

We had a good turnout last night of 53 competitors on the Long course and 22 on the Short. Apologies to the competitors on the Short course who had to give up their map because we had run out, due to the number of entries on the night. It helps a lot if you have pre-entered. You can see and print the map if you follow the liink to Routegadget below. For the details see:Simple results:

πŸ“£A WEE update on the May Scores

😊 We are half way through the May WEE Series and it is great to see so many of us out enjoying ourselves. The league is tight at the top in both the Long and Short courses. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈLong Course: Well done to the 26 people who have participated at both Hillsborough and Lady Dixon. With an automatic 10 points for taking part, all these people are well up the leader board. Presently in the top six positions are Olivia Baxter 40pts (1st female in both events), Peter Reed 39pts, Billy Reed 38pts (nice competition between father and son), Anastasia Maylich Read More …

Hillsborough WEE Results

Now available for Routegadget and Winsplits Many thanks to everybody who helped last night, especially the control collectors who were held up a long time waiting for a lost competitor. Make sure you know what the course closing time is! Cecil Armstrong

First hCOW WEE table is available

It can be found in the hCOW2022 folder at “Resources>OneDrive Public>hCOW>hCOW2022”. It shows the starting handicaps for those who completed the Long Course at Hillsborough. It gives you two options; you can either try to remain consistent and score as few place points as possible or try to reduce your handicap over the series. If you didn’t get to Hillsborough don’t worry as your first appearance down the line will set your handicap.

πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈIt’s WEE Time!πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ

Yesterday, a 70 strong touring group from Scandinavia, travelled up to Hillsborough, ‘fresh’ from 4 days competition at the IOC’s in Kerry. They had a great run around, testing out the newly updated map of the forest Stephen Gilmore has worked on and his long course. It was great to see so many smiling faces and nothing but compliments for the terrain, map and course, so we are in for a treat this evening. The fastest O-tourist (who I think was a Swede) did it in about 27 minutes – so there’s a time to beat! Although the WEEs are Read More …

The Bovine Returns

I don’t know if the MOO will be at this summers WEE series but at least hCOW will be in action, with handicap calculations being applied to the Long Course results. With the variability of the technical difficulty, from Hillsborough bomb craters to Antrim Castle parkland to UUJ urban terrain, your handicaps may show more fluctuation than those of the colour events but at least they will allow you to track the reasons for your good (and bad!) results and hopefully improve your performance. Until the August events appear in the fixture list the number of counting results can’t be Read More …