Gransha Park NI Sprint Series 2 – Cancelled

Gransha Park NI Sprint Series 2 – Cancelled

NI Sprint 2 at Gransha Park, which was to have been run on the 28th April, has been cancelled.

This is as a result of additional restrictions related to the possible impact on patient welfare of seeing runners approach close to their buildings. This has made it impossible for the planner to produce satisfactory Sprint Orienteering Courses (which requires the use of intricate spaces defined around and between buildings to provide technical challenge).

NWOC hope to be able to use the area again in the future, but it is likely this will only we possible for low level non-technical events.


NI Colour Series 4

(Drum Manor 7/4/2018)

Provisional results up below. Email me if you have any issues with these.

Many thanks to everyone who took part, the club members who helped and collected and Ursula and team for providing food and drink and raising more money for the Junior Squad,

Particular thanks to our event Controller Helen Baxter from LVO. This was the first Colour Series to run with an controller from outside the organising club – a NIOA initiative to improve standards at Northern Ireland Level events. As planner I found this very usefulĀ  and constructive indeed and would encourage other event organisers to go down this road.

Charlie Reid

Any queries email


NI Colour Series 1 (Mark II) 7th April

A dove has been sent from the Ark and we are reliably informed that hurricanes, blizzards, “Beasts from the Easts” and incessant rain will all have gone by this Saturday for our second attempt to run NI Colour Series 2018 Event 1! The courses have had an additional month to mature, “seasonal vegetation” has not reappeared and the temperatures are heading in the right direction – so get yourselves along to Drum Manor this Saturday.

For full details see the Event Page


How well do you know your maps?

Folks – see below. A chance to do Orienteering and a Quiz!

After the LVO Spring Cup 3 at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus, LVO’s Bill Simpson will be hosting a map quiz where you will have to identify locations on NIOA maps. Still time to do your homework to get in the running for a major prize …

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