Archive for January, 2009

The Army Orienteering League held a midweek event at Cairnwood last Wednesday. Both Jonny and I decided to take advantage of our flexi leave and signed up for the morning run. There was actually a good turn out from LVO ‘civilian’ members as well as the usual army types. There were two courses available: Cross […]


Jonny won the ‘I had the most exciting weekend’ prize over the rest of the team with his sneaking long weekend trip back over to Scotland. Winter climbing in the Cairngorms, partying all night during Burns Night and then racing at the EUOC big weekend (Edinburgh University Orienteering Club) at Holyrood on Sunday. However, Saturday […]


LVO held their AGM last Saturday which was then followed with a score type event with a difference. Runners had to visit all the controls, in any order, to complete the course, but this time there was no time limit. We were all taken back in time as we had to use the old pin […]


Dromara Cycle Club held the 5th and final round of their highly successful trailquest series last Sunday. Paul and Julie once again teamed up as ‘Lost and Found’ and Jonny made his series debut and entered as a solo. Round 5 was based around the Newcastle area and extended as far north as Casltewellan to […]


After having overindulged on Christmas Day, eighty like minded lunatics lined up at the bottom of the Trassey track for the start of the 2008 Turkey Trot on Boxing Day. I hadn’t trained since returning from Portugal and for the first 30 minutes of the race my body was telling me to stop, lie down, […]


I had to wait until Saturday 3rd before lining up for my first race of 2009. It was a local LVO event organised to help raise funds for the Junior Squad. The weather over the Christmas period had been perfect. No rain or wind for the last couple of weeks and the sun had shone […]


I awoke on New Years Day and popped my head out of a tent on the North York Moors to see a completely white frost covered morning! After ringing in 2009 at a great party, which was in the middle of no where, it was time to get up and start the years racing. Lining […]