โ—โ—Entries filling up and closing soon for Christmas Dinner, Social and Night-O๐ŸŽ„

โ›„Please Note: Entries are filling up for the LVO Social on Saturday 4 December at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. ๐ŸŽ„The deadline for entries is midnight tonight (Friday 26 Nov), so enter now and don’t miss out! ๐ŸŽ…For more information, visit LVO Ho Ho! Christmas Social/dinner and Night Score โ€“ Lagan Valley Orienteers and to enter visit SiEntries – LVO Ho Ho Ho ๐ŸดIf entering more than one person for the meal, please read through the entry instructions carefully before completing the form. ๐Ÿ’—We continue to try to keep each other safe, so at the venue face coverings should to be Read More …

More Maprun

If you enjoyed exploring East Belfast last time join us again in Lisburn next Wednesday, if you didn’t then get along to join the fun. Meeting at Laganbank carpark from 7:10pm for a 7:30pm start. Note the Ground Cafe is no longer open late on Wednesdays, so park in the carpark on the other side of the road – free after 6pm. This week we are using the Lisburn East course preloaded on the Maprun app. Its a score format – get as many as you can in 45 minutes. Note that the Castle Gardens are currently closed off so Read More …

โ—โ—Hurry – Entry deadlines coming up, don’t miss outโ—โ—

It has been brilliant to have a fair bit of orienteering happening recently – and there is more to come, so let’s keep up the momentum! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Here are two events to get entered for now: The final Colour Series of the year is happening at Seskinore, Omagh. Fermo have planned the full 8 courses, so suitable for all ages and abilities, newcomers and experienced competitors. The courses are in the main, ‘Middle Distance’ style (lots of changes of direction and lots of controls) BUT they are not short so you’ll get your moneys worth! The map is good and Read More …

NISeries Tables updated

The NISeries tables have gone to StephenG for official publication on the NIOA website but you can view a copy here – “Resources>OneDrive Public>NI Series”. With one event to go make sure that you enter the correct colour course to achieve your maximum points (4 to count). There have been some changes other than the Drumnaph scores – some of the event officials have changed course mid-year so their notional points have been moved to their current colour. This means a reduced score at their original colour and an increase at their current – see what this means for your Read More …

hCOW Tables updated

Tables updated with the results from Drumnaph. An event variance of -13secs shows that, while it might be a small area, it provided as stiff a test as any of the NISeries terrains. That leaves Seskinore as the last chance to have a tidy run (hCOW is testing your regularity not your outright speed) and score as few points as possible, although Mark Pruzina’s 22 is going to be hard to beat. It’s also the one-off championship event so get along to take the test! “Resources>OneDrive Public>hCOW>hCOW2021”. Event6.pdf is the Drumnaph results, SeriesTable.pdf is the points position.

Colour Standards updated

The colour standards table has been updated with the Drumnaph results. Not too much movement in colour but a number of first-time or long-gap colours achieved – nice to see folk returning to the fray! The colour standards table also shows your membership status so if your name’s in the pink your 2022 membership application is awaited!

๐ŸŽ… Club Christmas Dinner & Social ๐ŸŽ„

๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„The LVO HO HO is back for 2021 ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ“Back at a favourite spot, Tollymore National Outdoor Centre ๐ŸŒ›Fun Night-O 4.30pm start, 45 min score. Torch, whistle and full body cover including a waterproof jacket is mandatory. Under MW16s need to be accompanied by an adult. Registration, Start and finish will be down at the Lower Ground Level of the Tollymore NOC. Hire dibbers available for free (ยฃ30 replacement fee if lost). Those with own dibbers can collect a map and go straight to the start. Changing area and showers available at lower ground level. ๐Ÿด 2 course Christmas dinner Read More …

Night Champs, Portglenone – Final details

Just a few reminders regarding the Night Champs event tomorrow evening: Registration, download: Registration and download will be based from a car in the car park. If you are ‘hiring’ a dibber or have any other requirements please report to registration. Starts: Start and finish are adjacent to the car park. Please arrive at the start area at your allotted start window. Competitors will start at 1 minute intervals. There is a warm up area next to the start and car park. Clothing and equipment: Arms and legs should be fully covered and a whistle is mandatory. Ensure your torch Read More …

Urban Score Training is Back – with Maprun6

This Wednesday sees the return of urban score training. For those who remember Sporteering way back before Covid, it will be a similar format but using the Maprun6 App. If you enjoyed it before come along to Tim Hortons, Connswater Shopping Centre, 7:10pm for a 7:30pm start. Go to the fixtures list page for more details. If you havent tried it come and see what you missed.

hCOW Tables Updated

The hCOW tables have now been updated with the Rostrevor results – “Resources>OneDrive Public>hCOW>hCOW2021”. Despite the precipitous climbs and descents all but 2 of the 37 scorers were under handicap, presumably due to the legs everyone had on the open mountainside. This is reinforced by the fact that courses 1 & 2 (Brown and Blue) had smaller improvements than 3 & 4 (the Greens) due to the fact that they included a section of very physical forest. The Series Table shows the current place points standings. The asterisks indicate those who have achieved the necessary 4 results, the exclamation marks Read More …