Double Header in the North West
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
1d ago
Despite an atrocious weather forecast of heavy rain for Saturday 17 February, North West Orienteering Club managed to time both the 2024 NI Score Champs and the NI Night Champs in dry weather. The Score competition used the part wooded and part parkland area of St Columb’s Park as well as the adjoining contrasting urban area of Ebrington Square, giving challenging courses with the added complication of a map flip. This added to the complexity of the competition as there was a judgement to be made as to when how many controls to collect on part 1 before moving on to part 2. Thanks to ..read more
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The North West Double Header
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
4d ago
Despite an atrocious weather forecast of heavy rain for Saturday 17 February, North West Orienteering Club managed to time both the 2024 NI Score Champs and the NI Night Champs in dry weather. The Score competition used the part wooded and part parkland area of St Columb’s Park as well as the adjoining contrasting urban area of Ebrington Square, giving challenging courses with the added complication of a map flip. This added to the complexity of the competition as there was a judgement to be made as to when how many controls to collect on part 1 before moving on to part 2. Thanks to ..read more
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Score and Night Champs Entry Closing
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
1w ago
A reminder that the entry deadline for the 2024 NI Score and Night Championships on Sat 17 Feb is today at 2300 , Sunday 11 February. All the details are on the North West Orienteering Club website.   ..read more
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Don’t Miss the NI Score and Night Champs
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
1w ago
Don’t miss the entry deadline for the 2024 NI Score and Night Championships which is at 2300 tomorrow, Sunday 11 February. All the details are on the North West Orienteering Club website ..read more
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2024 NI Score and Night Champs
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
2w ago
Entries are now open for both the 2024 NI Score Championships and the 2024 NI Night Championships, hosted by North West Orienteering Club to be held on Saturday 17 November in St Columb’s Park and Ballykelly Forest, a short distance from each other. In between is the Prizegiving at St Columb’s House for the 2023 NI Colour Series and other presentations. There is a discount for entering both events and a also discount for members. Do make sure that you are a paid up 2024 member before claiming the membership discount and of course only paid up NI Orienteering members (which includes all members ..read more
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Key Dates for Home International Hopefuls
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
3w ago
The Home Internationals are competitions for selected teams representing England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland with the Ireland team selected on an all-island basis. Although the 2024 Home International season is not until after the summer, there are some key events to be aware of in the near future. If you have any interest in bidding for a place on the Ireland team, then please check the About Us>International Representation page, where there are links to the selection policies and procedures, team manager contacts and travel subsidies that can be claimed ..read more
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First Aid Training
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
1M ago
First Aid training is underway with Sharon, Stefano and Stephen undertaking their Rescue Emergency Care Level 1 course last Saturday 20 January. There are further courses being planed over the next few weeks, so if you are a member and a regular participant at any level at orienteering events in Northern Ireland, please apply to Ric Gamble for a place on a course. Given the nature of our sport, it’s important that we have a number of people trained as first aid could be required anywhere on any orienteering course. If you already have a valid First Aid Certificate, please forward a scan to in ..read more
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On-Line Orienteering Development Conference
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
1M ago
The 2024 British Orientering Development Conference is free to join on-line on weekday evenings from 8 January to 1 February. Here’s the line up: Mon 8 Jan Making Orienteering work for schools Thu 11 Jan Developing stakeholder relationships Mon 15 Jan Promoting your club  Tue 16 Jan How to engage newcomers – and get them hooked!  Thu 18 Jan OCAD – What’s new for you?  Fri 19 Jan The facts about our impact on nature Mon 22 Jan Safeguarding Tue 23 Jan Is a paid Development Officer appropriate for your club? Thu 25 Jan Creating a thriving cl ..read more
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Looking for a Christmas Gift?
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
2M ago
It could be worth popping a note up the chimney to ask for a subscription of CompassSport, the glossy magazine dedicated to the sport of orienteering. Each issue carries reports of news and views, events near and far and the eagerly awaited end of year edition lists key international holiday events to consider the the year ahead. An annual subscription is £42, but remember to claim a £1 discount for members. You can subscribe on line at the CompassSport website. Membership does give a range of other discounts, worth checking out on the British Orienteering discount page ..read more
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Hawkshead Junior Training Weekend
NI Orienteering Association
by nioa-sec
3M ago
Steph Pruzina writes: This year’s Hawkshead trip must rank as one of the best! From NIOA we had a very small group…where are all the M/W16s? I subjected Emma and Sam to the usual long drive from Cairnryan, which enables me to take the tent and makes for a less stressful journey. The navigation challenge started early as we detoured along ‘grass-up-the-middle’ roads to avoid an accident, but by reducing the time spent relaxing in the American Restaurant we still made it to the YH by bedtime. We were joined by Chloe, our NI-Scotland representative, Dave M from Orien ..read more
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