Spring Cup 1, Parkanaur, Sat 29th Feb.

Just a quick reminder about Spring Cup 1 at Parkanaur Forest this coming Saturday. As always, go to the Fixtures page on the LVO website for full details. https://lvo.org.uk/allfixtures/lvo-spring-cup-20-2/

If you’re not in you can’t win!

With the upcoming NI Score and Night Champs as well as the starts of the NISeries and Spring Cup leagues you need to be aware that you won’t collect championship places, league points or colour standards if you are not a current member. You can check your membership status via the colour standards table (Resources>LVO Public Folders>Colour Standards>Colour Standards.pdf); if you are highlighted as green (New – welcome!) or clear you are ready to go; if you are pink or yellow your membership has lapsed and you don’t qualify. The table has been updated to show your best colour achieved Read More …

LVO Trophy Returns & 100+ miles!

Could you please return any LVO Trophies you may hold to Gordon Stephens in readiness for this year’s prize-giving. Please help Gordon by delivering them to him at forthcoming events, ahead of the AGM (21st March). Also, congratulations to Billy Reed for completing over 100 miles on the One man standing event at Castleward this weekend! Incredible!

Sporteering Extra

This Wednesday (19th) we’re slipping in an extra Sporteering event (sorry, training activity – gotta keep the BOF tally man happy !!). Running training doesn’t seem to be floating anyone’s boat post Xmas, so hopefully this will keep the regular Wednesday night club get-together going. Sporteering is an excellent way to combine a training run with sharpening up your map reading and route choice on the move. The score format means that all abilities can decide on how far and how long you want to stay out. To give us a break from Tim Hortons, we’re meeting at Slim’s Kitchen Read More …

Junior Squad Time Trial

For juniors wishing to be considered for JHI, EYOC or JWOC please read the message below from Coleen Robinson, IOA Juniors Representative. The selection criteria for these are here. An explanation of JHI, EYOC and JWOC (+ JIRC + JROS) can be found here. The time-trial referred to by Colleen is here.

**Short Notice Request for Help Friday Evening**

I am looking for 4 volunteers to help man gates in Botanic Gardens tomorrow (Friday) evening for an hour or so while the Senior Squad carry out some sprint relay training. The requirement is to meet Susan at about 8.45pm by the PEC then man a gate from about 9.00pm to 09.45pm to make sure no member of the public gets into the park while the gates are open after hours. If you can help please email me (philip@niorienteering.org.uk if you don’t already have my email) and I’ll pass your details onto Susan The short notice is because I only Read More …

Reminder: Training Day 23 February 2020

Thank you to those that have registered for the LVO (and anyone else that wants to come) Training Day at Parkanaur on Sun 23 Feb. To make this really worthwhile for the coaches and planners we are encouraging you all to come along, but we need to know who is coming so that we can prepare enough maps for the right levels of exercises. To register just email Philip (philip@niorienteering.org.uk) with your name, age class (M or W + age) and standard (current colour standard or novice). The sooner you email the better but by next Tuesday please. The first Read More …

Wednesday Night is Sporteering Night

Wednesday sees another of our fortnightly Sporteering training sessions. As before meet at Tim Hortons, Connswater Shopping Centre, 7pm for 7:30pm start. Weather forecast is for improvement by Wed lunch time so hopefully there’ll not be too many flying wheelie bins to dodge. Start will be a short distance away behind Home Bargains if you’re running late. For full details of what you need go to the fixtures list and click on the event. If you would like to have a go at setting up a sporteering course get in touch by posting a comment below or contacting someone on Read More …

NI Score and Night Championships Postponed 8 February 2020

NWOC have reluctantly had to postpone the NI Score and Night Championships due to take place tomorrow, 8th February, due to the storm weather that is forecast and the possibility that the National Trust may close Mussenden Temple for safety. They hope to reschedule for Sat 22nd February and will confirm the change of date in the near future. Please pass this message on to anyone you know was planning to go.

LVO Score Champs, Sunday 2nd February

Our Club Score Champs are at Hillsborough Forest Park on Sunday 2nd February. If you’ve been coming to the great training sessions for the past few Sundays then you’ll be at a peak of physical and mental fitness for the 45 minute Score challenge. Or maybe you’re a newcomer or family and fancy exploring the forest park using a map – don’t let the word “Champs” put you off, the event is suitable for everyone, all are very welcome! Have a look at Fixtures on the LVO website for full information.