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27Feb09

March is gearing up to be a very busy month for races. Jonny is off to compete at the British Long Distance Orienteering Championship on Saturday down in the New Forest beside Southampton. He has entered the Elite class and will be up against the best orienteers in the country (no pressure). The NI Colour […]


Last Saturday the Northern Ireland Score and Night championships took place at Woodburn forest, just north-west of Carrickfergus. Due to an endurance horse event happening at the same location the orienteering did not start until late afternoon. The NIOA AGM also took place in the Woodburn Church Hall the hour before the score event kicked […]


With so much sport on last weekend, I didn’t know if I was coming or going. RBS 6 Nations. FA Cup, Cricket, the kid’s football and trying to following the Wenger Patagonia Expedition Race on Sleepmonsters…..when was I ever going to find time to go out training? Luckily the sporting bonanza calmed down on Sunday […]


Credit goes to Jon Brooke for posting this link on the UK Sleepmonsters forum. It’s a great wee video about orienteering. It was filmed by Finn van Gelderen at Djouce Mountain, Co. Wicklow. http://www.finnvangelderen.com/O%2Dfilm/


With the racing season soon upon us, Average Joes are starting to actively look for some new blood to join us. Of course we will be looking for a replacement for Kate and this will be our main priority, but we are also hoping to recruit another male (or two) to help cover other team […]


The third round of the Open5 series took place on the North York Moores back on 1st February and I competed alongside Rachel in the mixed pairs category. A very cold day meant the going was slower than we would have liked in places as fingers and toes felt the full force of the biting […]


NWOC hosted a score O event last Saturday at an old orienteering venue in Learmount Forest. I made the journey up from Belfast and the closer I got the more snow there appeared to be! There were 24 controls in total with a time limit of 45 minutes, for every minute late competitors would be […]