Archive for April, 2009

The 2nd event of the ‘Trailblazers MTBO’ Trailquest series took place on Sunday. This event covered the area around Killyleagh, going as far north as Killinchy and south to Finnabrogue. The start and finish was based at the Delamont Country Park. The event planner, Ivan Millar, used most of the 150km squared area of the […]


I have been fairly lucky when it comes to injuries. Even in 12 years of climbing I only even had one serious ground fall from 30ft and came away with a fractured rib (I was back climbing the week after). I only started running when I planned doing my first adventure race, so basically had […]


The Average Joes are delighted to announce that Buff will be continuing their support for the team during 2009. As one of the highlights of the racing year, the team will again be competiting at both the Belfast and Galway Rat Races as Team ‘Average Joes in the Buff’ and plan to defend their 1st […]


Dromara CC held their Spring Trailquest on Sunday. The HQ/Start was at Paddy’s Barn in Saul just outside Downpatrick. Like Saturday the weather was perfect…..blue skies, not too warm and little wind. Twenty four teams of up to three adults had pre-registered for the event, but on the day a total of 29 teams started […]


LVO held the last of the Spring Cup series of races at Cairnwood on Saturday. The weather was perfect for orienteering – bright, no wind and just the right temperature for running. There was also an excellent turn out, with 37 people entered the ‘Green’ Course. There was also a ‘Yellow’ and ‘Orange’ course laid […]


Easter seemed to suddenly appear out of nowhere this year. The clocks only went forward a couple of weeks again and the kids just had their half term – and now their off for Easter…..where is the time going? However, the nights are getting brighter and it does not seem to rain as much now…..in […]


There is a big orienteering weekend coming up with the Jan Kjellström International Orienteering Festival 2009 taking place in the Northumbrian Hills (north east of England) over the next 4 days. Jonny will be in action as well as a few from LVO who have made the trip over. Tomorrow will be the Sprint race […]