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Autumn Schedule


The calendar has never been busier for the local AR/Multisport scene. When you throw in orienteering events, then your problem is deciding what race to enter. Tomorrow is the Causeway Coast Marathon, which is organised by Rowan and the team at 24Extreme. It’s a great route along the north Antrim coastline and if my Saturday […]

Yesterday afternoon there was an orienteering event taking place at Barnett Demesne. It was part of the NI Army Orienteering League, but was open to anyone, although non-service personnel results would not be counted towards the league. It was a perfect excuse to take a half day from work, enjoy the autumn sunshine and get […]

The final WEST Training event was held on a slightly damp Wednesday evening at Cairnwood Forest. There were 2 courses on often – long and short. The long course was only 2.2km in length, but had 19 controls to navigate around. The controls were placed so they offered short sections with quick changes in direction […]

The 4th training session of the WEST series took place yesterday evening at Lagan Meadows. This week it was ‘head to head’ training over a course which included two butterfly loops. There were two maps – each map with the butterfly sequence swapped around. The run was the same distance so even when the runners […]

For last night’s Wednesday evening orienteering training, LVO organised a Norwegian (memory map) event. It was held back at Musgrave Park, which was the location of the summer’s final WEE event only a few weeks ago. The park’s terrain suited the exercise very well with a good mix of open and green features. A Norwegian […]

As Paul has already blogged, it is great to finally have a dry spell of weather, and I was looking forward to heading to Newcastle for some bike/run fun. However, come last Friday I had coolant pouring out of my wee motor and with last minute train tickets ridiculously over priced my trip to the […]

I decided to make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend with a trip over to the Isle of Man, somewhere I had never been before. With the prospect of a 10k road race and plenty of biking I was quite excited to be getting a mini holiday. However with the horrible weather we’ve had […]