News archive for 2008

2008 FVO Club Champions

2008 Club Champions

Will Hensman and Janine Inman flew around Barr Wood to record clear victories in the Senior Mens and Womens club champs on November 22nd. It was a crisp morning, so running fast certainly helped you to keep warm! Steve Barrett planned some excellent courses to test everyone's concentration; few ...

22nd Nov 08   → read more...

2008 Compass Sport Trophy Winners

In a very close final, FVO came out winners at the Compass Sport Trophy final at Sutton Park to retain our title. Some great runs by FVO members across all the courses were just enough for FVO to beat SARUM into second place by just 10 points.

Particular mention to ...

19th Oct 08   → read more...

Abi Longhurst at EYOC

European Youth Championships

First of all to Jamie Stevenson and Abi Longhurst for representing GBR at the European Youth Championships in Switzerland at the weekend. Abi 27th and Jamie 38th in the long distance, and a great run from Jamie in the sprint - 7th place!! What a great experience for them both - not ...

14th Oct 08   → read more...

Congratulations

Also congratulations to FVO juniors running for West Area in the Scottish Inter-Area Champs at Inshriach this weekend - Daniel Stansfield, Frances Brown and Morven Dean. Great stuff from Daniel in particular who won the JM2 class (and then ran non-comp on JM3 and did the fastest time on that too ...

13th Oct 08   → read more...

2008-09 Night Series

Night Orienteering

The evenings are drawing in, .. clock change approaches, and after we return from our club training weekend - look out for Night Orienteering. Mpas up shortly but the first event will at Touch. Promises to be a good night.

Preliminary details

29 October Touch Estate (open hill)
12 November ...

9th Sep 08   → read more...

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11 Person Relay and Loch Vaa Weekend

A good weekend for the club at Loch Vaa, with the club first team winning the eleven person relay. Last minute rejigging of the teams after the juniors who took part in summer training at Loch Vaa were declared uncompetitive (sorry Jack) meant that the team was

  • Leg 1 - Will ...

7th Sep 08   → read more...

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FVO help Scotland win VHI

Strong runs by Steve, Martin, Beccy and Brad helped Scotland to a narrow overall victory by 2 points against England in the VHI - the first in 20 years. The full story available at VHI win. The team were clearly helped by the Scottish Team mascot - young Jamie.

More photos in ...

14th Aug 08   → read more...

British Mountain Bike O Champs

The weekend of 28 and 29 June saw the culmination of months of hard work and dedication for Janine Inman come to fruition. As organiser, mapper, planner and controller, Janine (with help from Jason Inman) did a fantastic job of providing some tough and arduous courses on some of the best British biking terrain at Dalbeattie and Mabie Forests in the South West of Scotland. The sport is in its early days of popularity but all the big names were there - these guys and gals sure know how it?s done on a bike and navigated their way round, as Janine put it, their "big yellow course" in some really fast times. Andy Conn and Jimmy Taylor were winners both days in their respective men?s classes and Emily Benham and Angela Brand-Barker in the women?s classes.

30th Jun 08   → read more...

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Scottish Champs

A great win in the open relays on Sunday at Tullochroisk for the FVO Female Flyers - Hazel, Kirsty and Janine; while the mens' team of Ross, Jason and Ewan came in third. Good results too for the FlyingVets (Simon, Steve and Martin) who were second on their handicap event; while ...

26th May 08   → read more...

FVO's Double Champion

FVO's Jamie Stevenson - already British Champion for his age class - became the Scottish under 16 Fell Running Champion on at Ben Lomond on Saturday. Despite the poor forecast, the 2008 Ben Lomond race ran in perfect conditions, sunny but not too hot. Jamie then rushed back to take part ...

11th May 08   → read more...

SOL2 at Touch a great success

SOL2 at Touch a great success

FVO put on a second superb event at the weekend; with many brilliant comments coming back to the club about the events, the courses, the planning and the organisation by email and on Nopesport. Also, a few wee wins. Congrats to all our class ...

11th May 08   → read more...

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2008 Scottish Sprint Championships

An exciting afternoon, with a fantastic finish as the seeded runners came in towards the end of the afternoon, with a "photo finish" failing to split FVO's Ross McLennan and Douglas Tullie from EUOC who both finished in just 18.31; the Womens Open champion, also representing EUOC, was ...

10th May 08   → read more...

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British Championships at Culbin

Huge congratulations to the FVO runners crowned as new British Champions after the superb races this weekend in a successful return to Culbin forest. Leading the charge for FVO were Jamie Stevenson in M16A, Martin Dean in M50L, Gareth Bryan-Jones in M65L and Victoria 'should have run elite' Longhurst in ...

28th Apr 08   → read more...

British Middle Distance Champion

Congratulations to Jon Cross. On the 5th April at Hopwas Woods, Tamworth - Jon won the M40 class in the British Elite Middle Distance Championships. Full results here

8th Apr 08   → read more...

JK Results

Congratulations to lots of FVO people for some excellent performances over the weekend......

At the JK individual (snowstorms at every day!), Abi Longhurst and Jamie Stevenson both made the podium with great 3rd places on W16A and M16A, - both days were selection races for the summer tours so this puts ...

24th Mar 08   → read more...

Compass Sport Cup

A good result for FVO, again coming first in the CST qualifier with a total of 1274 points; coming well ahead of Clyde in second place on 1170 points. FVO scoring results below:

Brown Men Points
Will 3rd 98
Roger 4th 97
Fraser 5th 96
Blue Women Points
Hazel 1st ...

28th Feb 08   → read more...

FVO AGM

At the AGM on Friday 25th January, the following members were elected onto the club committee

Post Elected
President Gary Longhurst
Vice President Brad Connor
Secretary David Nicol
Treasurer Roger Goddard
Committee Hazel Dean
Committee Kyle Heron
Committee Steve Barrett

Draft minutes of the meeting are available here. The following ...

26th Jan 08   → read more...