Score in the Mournes

The Mourne Mountain Marathon has a one day score class on Saturday 11 September, ideally suited to most orienteers. It’s a 6 hour time limit with a 15km shortest route, which would make for a great day out with a mix of walk and jog. Problem is that entries are in pairs. So how about if anyone interested puts their names forward and then we can suggest pairings – ie matching those of similar speed, but it could also mean linking a novice navigator with some more experienced. Entries close on Fri 3 Sep, so suggest to have names in the hat Read More …

hCOW Tables available

The hCOW tables for WEE10 and 11 are now available. They show the effect of terrain on event times, with the urban scamper of Craigavon producing a fast event (negative event variance) while the more traditional terrain of Stormont had speeds going the other way. The calculations of hCOW are intended to iron out those differences before resetting handicaps. As this week’s event is the last WEE of the season it will be used to find the series hCOW champion (totally unofficial, you understand), that is the person (or persons) who run nearest to handicap (as amended by terrain) on Read More …

LVO Juniors Competing at European Youth Orienteering Champs (EYOC)

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Follow the progress of Daniel Earnshaw, Meadow McCauley, Dan Murphy and Oliver O’Kane who are all running for the Ireland Youth team in Lithuania over the next three days. Friday 20 Aug – LONG Saturday 21 Aug – RELAY Sunday 22 Aug – SPRINT 🕑Details of start times, results, even Live Tracking can be found in the link below 👇 💻European Youth Orienteering Championship 2021 (eyoc2021.lt) Why not take a look and and cheer them on from the comfort of your armchair! Smash it guys! 👊

TrailO with Orchard and County Orienteers

#getactiveabc Orchard County Orienteers have their second TrailO session coming up this Sunday at Gosford Forest Park. We have 122 (!) participants signed up to come along at 15 minute intervals between 2pm and 5pm. Wilbert and Juls have everything in hand (mostly Wilbert 😂) but would be delighted for any club members to join us. You could have a go at the course and perhaps be a friendly and helpful face while making your way around to some of the newbies. You can read all about the day here – getactiveabc.com/hw_programs/encompass-all-trailo As a club member, you don’t have to Read More …

🌞 August Adventures – Week 2️⃣✌🏼

🗓 Friday 20th August ⏰ Starts from 18:30 to 19:00 🌲 Meeting at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre 🪙 £3 per map for members and £5 per map for non members (bring correct change if you can please!) ALL Welcome 🤗 2 courses on offer (short and long around WEE standard) out in the forest and a mini course around the centre so there is something for everyone 👍🏼 Please let us know if you plan on coming along and your group size for map printing 🗺 just email Juls rdo@niorienteering.org.uk

🏆🥇🏆LVO Championship Race – Portstewart Strand🏆🥇🏆

The LVO club championship will be run on Saturday 4 September in conjunction with the NWOC colour series event at Portstewart. Colour courses have been allocated to each age class as per the list below.  As usual there is a course for everyone, there is no obligation to run in the champs and competitors are free to run the colour of their choice, however to be considered for the club championship you must pre-enter and run the course which corresponds to the age class you wish to compete in, or you may wish to run up a class/age group. Remember Read More …

Equipment Day – Saturday 21st August

This Saturday we’ll be sorting out and cleaning up our club equipment in preparation for a move to new premises. Our Kilwee store has been an ideal facility for many years but all good things come to an end and we are moving to a temporary store at Ballyclare – thank you Wilbert for the use of your shed – while we look for a permanent home. Any help would be greatly appreciated, even if you can only spare an hour or two, between 10.00 and 4.00. If you haven’t been there before you can find directions here, or give Read More …

August Adventures #2

Starts from 18:30 to 19:15 Castlewellan Forest Park (the wee car park closest to the lake) £3 per map for members and £5 per map for non members (bring correct change if you can please!) ALL Welcome 2 courses on offer so there is something for everyone All welcome, we will have volunteers on standby to help you get started 😊 To register simply reply to email jhanvey@britishorienteering.org.uk with your group size or leave us a comment on Facebook so we have an idea for map printing. Keep up to date with us on our Tollymore Orienteers Facebook Page. If Read More …

An Account of the Bob Graham Round

Andrew and Alan Elwood have written an account of their Bob Graham Round. It is an interesting read, showing just how much preparation and logistic support is required if you are to attempt a challenge on this scale. The account goes beyond a description of what happened during the 24 hours. It provides valuable information about training, food, support team and recce for anyone thinking of taking up the “BGR” challenge or, indeed, a similar challenge. Their first “attempt” converted to a completed “round” at their first go, in June 2021. The account is here. The account will have ongoing Read More …

hCOW Results are in

The WEE hCOW table has been updated from the Bangor Castle results. Resources/OneDrive Public/hCOW/hCOW2021 They show a large variance in performance against handicap, from Anne Bell having hers cut by 1:06 mins/km to Fred Hamond having his raised by 0:55 mins/km. Despite propping up the race results (by a long way!) I demonstrated the hCOW concept of regularity by having my handicap increase by a mere 5 secs/km. I can easily account for those by my headless chicken act in trying to follow the indistinct tracks in the woodland!