News archive for 2011

A young Gareth BJ GB-Poland 1968

Gareth Bryan-Jones

At this weekend's Scottish Score Championships, Gareth Bryan-Jones was presented with a framed copy of the map used for the 1973 Scottish Score Championships. Gareth was the Controller at this weekend's event and had orienteered for the first time , 38 years ago, at the event in 1973 which ...

28th Nov 11   → read more...

British Schools Orienteering Championships

The British Schools Orienteering Championships took place recently at Beecraigs Country Park. A number of FVO juniors represented their schools at this event, which saw pupils from all over the UK take part.

Two FVO juniors were amongst the medal winners; Daniel Stansfield winning Silver and Benjamin Parkinson Bronze in ...

28th Nov 11   → read more...

Club Champs

Congratulations then to our new club champions:

Class Winner
Junior Girls Grace Molloy
Junior Boys Benjamin Parkinson
Girls no entries
Boys no entries
Women Hazel Dean
Men Will Hensman
Vet Women Rona Molloy
Vet Men Jason Inman
Super Vet Women Val Finch
Super Vet Men Gareth Bryan-Jones

Thanks to Roger ...

24th Nov 11   → read more...

Hazel Dean - Master Sports Person of the Year

In the fabulous setting of Stirling Castle, the Stirling Sports Awards 2011 hosted by Active Stirling, ClubSport Stirling and University of Stirling recognised the outstanding achievements, efforts and commitment of Stirling’s sports clubs, teams, athletes, coaches and volunteers.

Hazel Dean was given the award of "Master sports person of ...

4th Nov 11   → read more...

FVO helps West win area title

FVO juniors were instrumental in helping the West area team to secure victory in the Inter Area competition on 29 / 30 October. This is the first time the West has won this since anyone can remember! The dominance of the North has finally been broken – hurrah!!

Strong runs by all ...

31st Oct 11   → read more...

Jon and Marie Claire Marry

Jon Cross (FVO) and Marie Claire Shankland (SYO) tied the knot in Hathersage on Saturday 15th October. We look forward to welcoming Marie Claire to FVO.

18th Oct 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

Congratulations to FVO for retaining the Compass Sport Trophy yesterday in Derbyshire! And congratulations to Marie Claire & Jon Cross who wed on Saturday.

Here's the plan this week!

  • Mon 6:15pm Pilates & Conditioning St Mary's Church Hall Dunblane. £2. Al welcome!

  • Tue 6:00pm Ochils Intervals ...

17th Oct 11   → read more...

FVO Compass Sport Gareth

FVO retains CompassSport

For an unprecedented five times in a row, FVO has won the Compass Sport Trophy Club. It is also FVO's seventh win in the last eight years. Scottish clubs put up a great show, with Interlopers coming in second place, and Clyde in fifth place.

16th Oct 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

  • Mon 6:15pm Pilates & Conditioning St Mary's Church Hall Dunblane. £2. Al welcome!

  • Tue 6:00pm Ochils Intervals, Stirling Uni

    7.5 mins.tempo,5x1min,7.5 mins tempo grass

  • Wed 6:30pm FVO Headlamp Run - Polmaise

    Meet at Quarry Road, Cambusbarron

  • Thu 7-7:30pm Edinburgh Fight with ...

11th Oct 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

Here's what's on offer this week folks!

  • Mon 6:15pm Pilates/Circuits, St Mary's Church Hall Dunblane. £2. All welcome

  • Tue 6:00 Ochil Hillrunners Intervals, Stirling Uni

    Session to be agreed.

  • Wed 6:30 FVO Headlamp run, Stirling Uni Meet at top car park for a ...

3rd Oct 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

Here's what's on offer this week folks!

  • Mon NO PILATES THIS WEEK. Hall double-booked.

  • Tue 6:00 Ochil Hillrunners Intervals, Stirling Uni Steady run

  • Wed 6:30 FVO Club run, Stirling Uni Meet at top car park for a footpath run.

  • Thu 7-7:30 Edinburgh Uni Fight With ...

26th Sep 11   → read more...

Berlin Marathon - Updated Times

Congratulations to Ross, Roger, Jon, Louise and Heike for completing the Berlin marathon. Ross led the FVO field in the excellent time of 2:44:58, with both Roger and Jon coming in under the 3 hours mark (Roger on 2:58:38 and Jon on 2:59:16).

Louise ...

26th Sep 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

Here's what's on offer this week folks!

  • Mon 6:15pm Pilates/Circuits, St Mary's Church Hall Dunblane. £2. All welcome

  • Tue 6:00 Ochil Hillrunners Intervals, Stirling Uni 3x8min hills, 5x20s on Logie road

  • Wed 6:30 FVO Club run, Stirling Uni

    Meet at top car park ...

19th Sep 11   → read more...

Falkirk Active Sunday 3

Falkirk Active Sunday

Rona, Jen and Pascal went to the Falkirk Active Sunday event on 4th Sept at Callendar Park, which attracted a crowd of over 3000 people! This was much more than the Falkirk Active Schools team had anticipated, probably helped by the lovely weather. With our stunning banner, tent and big ...

14th Sep 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

Hi Folks,

FVO had a great weekend away in Deeside, despite the wet weather ;-)
A great social took place - look out for the next FVO weekend outline for March 2012! But don't miss the FVO Dinner Dance & Awards Night booked for Saturday 19th November on the evening of ...

12th Sep 11   → read more...

FVO members selected for VHI

FVO has strong representation in the team to represent Scotland in the VHI which this this year will be held in Deeside, Scotland, over the weekend of 8-9th October. The individual race is at Birsemore Hill and the Relays at Coull.

Hazel Dean represents us for the women, and there ...

11th Sep 11   → read more...

Jack Barrett

Jack at the Commonwealth Gams

Congratulations to FVO member Jack Barrett for being selected for Scotland's Commonwealth Youth Games Team.

Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) have announced the 50 athletes selected to represent Youth Team Scotland at the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isle of Man 7-12 September 2011. The years of training with ...

30th Aug 11   → read more...

Scottish Inter Club Relays

FVO retain the 11 Person Relay title.

28th Aug 11   → read more...

A Six Day Thank You

Now that I have just about recovered from what seemed a very tough 6 days of orienteering in Oban, I thought I'd reflect on the event and look ahead for the rest of the year.

For those that went to the 6 -days, I’m sure you will agree ...

16th Aug 11   → read more...

FVO through to Compass Sport Trophy final

Slightly below the radar, Day 2 of the Six Days was used for the SOA round of heats for the Compass Sport Trophy/Compass Sport Cup.

Paul Caban notes that while the current results are provisional, the Trophy results are clear cut; and any small errors in the calculation should ...

16th Aug 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

Parkrun comes to Callendar Park, Falkirk! Parkrun is a weekly free 5K timed run which takes place in parks all over the country. It's simple.... register on line (select Forth Valley Orienteers as your club), print out your own personal barcode, turn up at the start line in Callendar ...

14th Aug 11   → read more...

JIRCs 2011

Congratulations to Craig Thomson, Daniel and Clare Stansfield who were all in the Scottish team which came second overall at the event. Especially well done to Clare (W12) who stepped into the team at short notice and ran in the W14 class in both the Individual and the Relay Courses ...

4th Jul 11   → read more...

JST Medal Winners

The Jamie Stevenson Trophy

Thirteen of our juniors were competing on behalf of FVO in the Jamie Stevenson Trophy event today. We had some fantastic individual performances, with 4 people collecting medals for ‘top three’ positions on their respective courses. Overall we came third, only one point behind INVOC in second! The domination of ...

19th Jun 11   → read more...

The Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon

Congratulations to FVOs Ben Stansfield who, with his running partner Pat Bartlett, took third place in the Score class at last weekend's Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon (LAMM). This year's LAMM was held in the Beinn Dearg area just inland from Ullapool in great conditions. After a fiercely fought ...

17th Jun 11   → read more...

Louise (Credit Moravian Orienteers)

Moray Mix Weekend

A handful of FVO members headed to a sunny Moray Firth at the weekend for an excellent two days of Orienteering. Saturday’s Urban Race was on a newly extended map of Lossiemouth which took in the RAF base, housing estates of varying complexity, an open sandy area and some ...

13th Jun 11   → read more...

FVO members at WOC for Ireland

Irish team for WOC 2011 has been announced!

Three FVO members feature in the Irish team which has been selected for the World Orienteering Championships to be held in Chambery, France. Rosalind Hussey has been selected for the women's team for the Sprint and Long races, while Marcus Pinker ...

8th Jun 11   → read more...

Event Safety Training

BOF is moving to a more formal system re event organisation. By the end of 2011, all organisers of events at level C and above (ie. all except local events) will be required to have attended the training. FVO have therefore arranged for training to be held locally on Thursday 23rd June at Logie Kirk Halls,

2nd Jun 11   → read more...

Whats on

Jason's corner is suspended to the summer ..., but we will replace this with an updated list of what's on.

  • Wed 1st June FVO WEE Hermitage Woods

  • Wed 1st June Callander Crags Rave, 7.30pm

  • Thu 2nd June Clyde Urban Race, Bearsden

  • Fri 3rd June Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival, Scone Palace, Perth

  • Sat 4th June Gargunnock Show Hill race

  • Sunday 5th June, ESOC Long O/

  • Sunday 5th June MTBO Innerleithen

31st May 11   → read more...

Scottish Champions

Scottish Relays

Many thanks to the 48 (!) people who turned out to run for FVO at the Scottish Relays today.

It was great to see so many of you there - particular welcome also to Adam Hunter, Ben Parkinson and Martina Lejskova who were all making their FVO relay debuts!

Tough terrain made ...

30th May 11   → read more...

British Champs Jamie

Best in Britain!

Three members of FVO are officially the best in Britain.

Janine Inman (W21L), Roger Goddard (M35L) and Hazel Dean (W45L) were all first in their class running in the British Championships at Wharnclife & Greno, Sheffield.

In addition, we had three other medallists: Jamie Stevenson was 2nd on M20E, Jon ...

14th May 11   → read more...

JK Relay Mens 120+ Bronze Medal

120+ is the age to be

And to finish off with the JK relays, for FVO the critical age seems to be 40 - with either the teams' ages to average over 40, or to be in total under 40 .....

The FVO Floozies (Rona Molloy, Louise Longhurst & Beccy Osborn) took second place in the W120+ age ...

25th Apr 11   → read more...

JK Results

A large contingent of FVO members travelled to Northern Ireland for the JK.

Fiona Berrow has had a stunning weekend: 3rd in the W21 sprints on Friday, 1st on Day 2 (Sat) and 1st on Day 3 (Sunday) - and thus first overall for Sat/Sun combined.

24th Apr 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates/Circuits (last one of the season)
          Village Inn afterwards...
    
  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochil Hillrunners Stirling Uni

  • Wednesday 5-7pm FVO Wednesday Evening Event Minewoods, Bridge of Allan Email if you want to eat after.

  • Thursday Rest?

  • Friday JK Sprint

  • Saturday JK Day 2

  • Sunday JK ...

18th Apr 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

Congratulations to Jamie, John and me for our Silver medals at the British Sprint/Middles at the weekend!
Training this week!

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates & Circuits, the penultimate one! St Mary’s Church Hall, Dunblane

  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochil Hillrunners Stirling Uni

  • Wednesday 6:30 FVO evening ...

11th Apr 11   → read more...

Jamie Stevenson at British Middle Prizegiving 2011

British Middle Distance Championships

Another race and another 2nd place in the M40, but this time for Jason Inman. Jon was 4th today.

In the M20's race Jamie Stevenson took 2nd place and Tom Ryan 8th.

Our Club President, Roger Goddard, running up in the M21 race, came a very respectable 26th.

10th Apr 11   → read more...

Jon Cross British Sprint Prizegiving

British Sprint and Middle Championships

A handful of FVO members have traveled to the South East for this weekend's British Sprint and Middle Championships.

Today's Sprint Race was contended on the campus of Sussex and Brighton Universities where competitors were faced with a complex set of buildings on slopes.

Our Club Captain, Jon ...

9th Apr 11   → read more...

Sue Harvey

Sue Harvey appointed IWGA Honorary Member

On the occasion of the International World Games Association (IWGA) Annual General Meeting at the 2011 SportAccord in London, the President of IWGA, Ron Froehlich, appointed the IOF Honorary President Sue Harvey IWGA Honorary Member.

By awarding Sue the honorary title, the IWGA paid particular tribute to her achievements. At ...

8th Apr 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

What a great event at the weekend!
Well done FVO!

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates/Circuits

  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochil Hillrunners Stirling Uni

  • Wednesday 6:00 Run from Louise Longhurst's, Dunblane

    If you are coming along please let Louse know!

  • Thursday 6:15 Hill intervals, Stirling Uni

  • Friday ...

6th Apr 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

I hope you’re all entered for our local “Big” event this weekend! Janine is short of helpers – if you haven’t already volunteered please reply to this and I’ll pass on your details.

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates & Circuits St Mary’s Church Hall, Dunblane

  • Tuesday 6:00 ...

29th Mar 11   → read more...

Alloa Half Marathon finishers minus Hazel and Lisa

Alloa Half Marathon

Last weekend seven FVO members replaced running in the forest for the road to compete in the Alloa Half Marathon.

Ross McLennan was the star on the day taking 15th place in a time of 1:17:04. Although not a PB it was a most respectable time given his ...

25th Mar 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

Training for the week is:

  • Monday 6pm Pilates/Circuits St Mary's Church Hall, Dunblane

  • Tuesday 6pm Intervals with Ochil Hillrunner Stirling Uni

    5x400m, 1k, 5x200m

  • Wednesday 6:30pm FVO's last Night Race of the year Barr Wood

  • Thursday 6:15pm Hills New venue - Stirling Uni For headlamp hill ...

22nd Mar 11   → read more...

Ross shares a joke with Craig

ScotJOS Training Weekend

The Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS) recently trained in FVO-land. Maureen Brown was assisted by FVO coaches Ross McLennan, Fiona Berrow, Trevor Hoey and Ben Stansfield.
The FVO ScotJOS members, Craig, Frances and Daniel were joined by FVO juniors, Clare and Benjamin. A good weekend was had by all! See ...

22nd Mar 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

FVO enjoyed a snowy weekend in Speyside last weekend. Despite over a foot of snow we still managed to visit 3 forests, get in some good technical training and have a great Saturday evening social for 30 people.

Training for this week:

  • Monday 6:15pm Pilates & Conditioning St Mary ...

14th Mar 11   → read more...

Roger Goddard

A word from your President

Thanks to all of you who supported me to become the new club President, especially Gareth for stepping into the Treasurer’s role.

8th Mar 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

Congratulations to the many Scottish Sprint Medallists and SOL winners from the weekend!

Training for this week

  • Monday 6:15pm Pilates & Conditioning St Mary's Church Hall, Dunblane

  • Tuesday 6:00pm Intervals with Ochil Hillrunners Stirling Uni.

    8x600m, 8x200m

  • Wednesday 6:30pm FVO Night Orienteering Dumyat East - see Susan ...

7th Mar 11   → read more...

FVO Sprint Champions

Multiple titles for FVO at the Scottish Sprint Championships!

This Saturday's Scottish Sprint Championships at a new area, North Muirton on the outskirts of Perth, proved a happy hunting ground for FVO runners.

A mix of complex housing estate and grassland on the banks of the River Tay, a ...

5th Mar 11   → read more...

FVO members in SEDS

Five members of FVO have been selected to be members of the Scottish Elite Development Squad(SEDS) for 2011.

Congratulations to: Jamie Stevenson, Janine Inman, Fiona Berrow, Ross McLennan and James Tullie

4th Mar 11   → read more...

Jasons Corner

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates & Circuits St. Mary's Church hall, Dunblane

  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochil Hillrunners Stirling University

    6 x 4 mins on road6

  • Wednesday 6:30 Headlamp run from University See Louise's earlier email

  • Thursday 6:15 Hill Intervals, Ballengeich Rd, Stirling

    6 x hill ...

1st Mar 11   → read more...

Club Training Athlete

Jon Cross was awarded the Club Training Athlete of the Year Trophy at an informal ceremony following the Night O on Wednesday.

Jason said that Jon was a deserving recipient of this award due to not only being one of the best attendees at FVO's training activities but also ...

23rd Feb 11   → read more...

Jasons Corner

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates & Circuits St. Mary's Church hall, Dunblane

  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochil Hillrunners Stirling University 3k,5x90s hill reps, 6min relay road

  • Wednesday 6:30 FVO Night Orienteering, Dunblane See Louise's earlier email

  • Thursday 6:15 Hill Intervals, Ballengeich Rd, Stirling

    5 x ...

22nd Feb 11   → read more...

FVO AGM

A pleasant social evening, and a welcome refreshing of the FVO committee and postholders without the need for demonstraters in the streets outside Logie Kirk Hall. Gary was presented with the Jim Heardman trophy and Jon Cross with the training trophy.

The evening finished off with a fine supper of haggis, neaps and tatties; a great selection of cakes and puddings and a wee glass of wine - provided by Jan BJ.

17th Feb 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates & Conditioning St Mary’s Church Hall, Dunblane £2 waged, rest are free. Just behind the church at the big Roundabout on Perth Road.

  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochils HR at Stirling Uni.

    5,4,3,2,1 x 300m grass

  • Wednesday 6:30 FVO ...

14th Feb 11   → read more...

Jasons Corner

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates & Conditioning St Mary’s Church Hall, Dunblane. Cost £2 waged, rest are free. Just behind the church at the big roundabout on Perth Road.

  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochil Hill Runners, meet 6pm at Gannochy at Stirling Uni.

  • Wednesday 6:30 FVO Night Race ...

7th Feb 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates & Conditioning St Mary’s Church Hall, Dunblane. Cost £2 waged, rest are free. Just behind the church at the big roundabout on Perth Road.

  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochil Hill Runners, meet 6pm at Gannochy at Stirling Uni.

  • Wednesday 6:30 Soup and Footpath ...

1st Feb 11   → read more...

AGM

This years Annual General Meeting will be held in the Lesser Halls at Logie Kirk Halls, Causewayhead on Thursday 17th February at 7.30pm. Links to the papers immediately below.

Afterwards we shall have a social in the halls - with haggis, neaps and tatties kindly ...

23rd Jan 11   → read more...

Jasons Corner

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates & Conditioning St Mary’s Church Hall, Dunblane. Cost £2 waged, rest are free. Just behind the church at the big roundabout on Perth Road.

  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochil Hill Runners, meet 6pm at Gannochy at Stirling Uni. This week is fartlek on the ...

23rd Jan 11   → read more...

Jason's Corner

  • Monday 6:15 Pilates & Conditioning St Mary’s Church Hall, Dunblane £2 waged, rest are free. Just behind the church at the big Roundabout on Perth Road.

  • Tuesday 6:00 Intervals with Ochils HR at Stirling Uni.

  • Wednesday 6:30 Footpath headlamp from Stirling Uni. Meet at top car ...

17th Jan 11   → read more...

Scottish Junior Squad 2011

Congratulations to the following FVO members who have been selected to be part of the Scottish Junior squad for 2011

4th Jan 11   → read more...

Webroute

There appear to be a couple of tools of the Routegadget format, but slightly simpler in that they only take account of tracks and not time to controls (in the way that Routegadget does).

2nd Jan 11   → read more...