LVO AGM 2020

We cancelled our AGM in March as COVID-19 restrictions were about to be imposed. We hoped that we would soon be able to have an alternative but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case, so we’re going ahead with an abbreviated Virtual AGM on Zoom on Wednesday 7th October at 7:30pm. The NIOA Virtual AGM recently worked pretty well – we promise ours will be brief, informative and you might even end up winning an award! New this year are awards + vouchers for novice and expert Planner and Controller of the year 2019. This was an excellent suggestion by Philip Read More …

🌲🌳Tollymore Forest Club Orienteering Event – Sat 22 Aug – ENTRIES NOW OPEN

💻Pre-entry ONLY online via SIEntries – See LVO Fixtures for more details. 🚦Green, Orange and Yellow courses to suit all ages and abilities. 📝Numbers are limited so book now!

STOP COVID

Given that NI COVID cases are creeping up, everybody is pretty tired of the restrictions and I personally am vulnerable, please take a few moments to download this. Nobody should have any privacy or data protection concerns. This app is also being promoted by SportNI.

Meelmore Maprun Trial

As Queen Steph has mentioned, we would like to carry out a trial of MaprunF/G alongside our event at Meelmore this Saturday. It won’t interrupt any of your runs. The main event is all SI Air ( proper O!! ). All we would like is for quite a few of you to take your phones or Garmin watches around with you as well, so that we can see how well Maprun works in this environment. I know how good the map is, but what we want to see is what sort of tolerance we can get away with on a Read More …

Meelmore entry

I had a flush of enthusiasm to get out orienteering again at Meelmore. However, having entered, when I read the details I can’t do the event as I am still shielding. If anybody would like an entry, please send your name and BOF number to cecilgarmstrong@hotmail.com and I’ll substitute you for me.Enjoy.Cecil

🌳🌲MapRun Newcastle!🌳🌲

🔭I said to look out for things to come – and already, here is a new MapRun course for us to have a go at and on the doorstep of our Tollymore Orienteers! 📱However, things will look a little different – the forest has been replaced with an Urban course in Newcastle and the dibbers and control boxes have been replaced with the MapRunF phone app. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Once you have downloaded the MapRunF app, this course can be done at anytime you wish in the month of July. However, I suggest avoid busy times, as bumping into seasonal tourists or locals Read More …

🏆🏁🏆August Competition🏆🏁🏆

😀We are looking forward to competitive orienteering returning again with some events due to be popping up in August. 🦠There will be a few differences to mitigate against coronovirus, including keeping social distance and minimising touching of surfaces. Therefore to reduce the need to touch controls, SI Air+ is likely to be used rather than standard SportIdent. With SI Air+ there is no need to dib; instead pass your hand over the top of the control up to 30cm away. 🥓To use SI Air+ the controls will be turned on in beacon (NOT bacon) mode and a Sport Ident ActiveCard (SIAC) is Read More …

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Back on Track – July League!

😬If you have been holding out for a WEE all summer – The July MapRun League will come as a welcome relief!😊 📝There are numerous score courses to tick off across NI, open for the entire month of July. Do as many courses as you wish, when it suits you! How many course can you do? 🥇🥈🥉Your best 3 positions in each course will be counted, so if you do 4 courses and come 1st, 3rd and 7th and 10th your score will be 1+3+7= 11. 👍Simply download the MapRunF app onto your phone, print off a map and off Read More …

Mourne Seven Sevens 2020 – Cancelled

Lagan Valley Orienteers regret to announce that due to the impact of Coronavirus we are not able to hold the Mourne Seven Sevens Challenge Walk this year. We have been working over the past few months to design measures that would address the additional safety and logistical challenges posed by Covid 19. We made some excellent progress and, having solved many of the issues, we were cautiously optimistic of going ahead. Unfortunately, however, some of the external factors out of our control such as access permissions and government Covid regulations have not progressed far enough at this stage for us Read More …

🎉😁ORIENTEERING ACTIVITY IS BACK!🎉😁

I’m sure some of you are ready to get back out there and do some actual, real life orienteering! With the relaxation of lock-down restrictions this is now possible. This weekend LVO, Fermo and NWOC are re-starting orienteering with activities across the country, with the premiere of MapRunF. We are having to temporarily replace physical controls with virtual ones using a new app called MapRunF (which you need to download onto your phone beforehand). Those of you who have done Sporteering before will have a good idea how this works, but MapRunF is simpler to use and has an even Read More …