News archive for 2012

Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad

The Scottish junior Squad (ScotJOS) for 2013 has been announced and includes four members of FVO! Congratulations to Daniel Stansfield, Ben Parkinson, Clare Stansfield and Grace Molloy on their selection.

28th Dec 12   → read more...

Jon Receiving the award from Alistair Brownlee

Stirling Sports Awards

The Stirling Sports Awards were held tonight in the Great Hall of Stirling Castle with Olympic Champion Alistair Brownlee presenting the awards.

FVO were nominated in a number of the categories: Clare Stansfield and Lizzie Stansfield for Yoiung Sports Person of the Year, Hazel Dean for Masters Sports Person of ...

22nd Nov 12   → read more...

Pete racing for the line. Credit: Steve Wilson

West Area Juniors win

FVO juniors were part of a strong West Area team which took on the North and the East in the annual Inter-Area competition at the weekend. West Area won this competition last year, for the first time that anyone could remember, and I’m pleased to say that our juniors ...

30th Oct 12   → read more...

UK Relay League Final

FVO on the podium again!

FVO's team of Roger Goddard, Marcus Pinker and Duncan Coombs took a great third place in a hard fought race at this weekend's UK Relay League Final at Tockholes. .

This weekend's race was the culmination of this year's relay racing where the boys secured FVO second ...

8th Oct 12   → read more...

CompassSport Trophy winners

Yes! FVO retain the CompassSport Trophy!

A message from our Club Captain..........

Great day today - despite the weather!

At Teviothead south of Hawick, FVO's fantastic team fought their way round their courses in pouring rain and outrageous winds,and brought home some great results which saw us retain the Compass Sport Trophy. Again.

It was ...

30th Sep 12   → read more...

Matthew Inman has a wee sister!

Hannah was born at 12:50pm on Thursday 13th September, weighing in at 7lb 15oz Mum and Hannah are doing fine and Dad is very proud. Congratulations to Janine and Jason!

15th Sep 12   → read more...

WEE results

Congratulations to our series winners for this year - and especially to our junior winners:

Short Course

  1. Robin Purves
  2. Jamie Goddard
  3. Oliver Holden

13th Sep 12   → read more...

FVO Autumn Training & Club Champs

FVO will put on a series of three training events this autumn.

  • Sat 22th Sep Falkirk Wheel
  • Sun 11th Nov Polmaise (Cambusbarron)
  • Sun 2nd Dec Barrwood

Coaching from 11am for all levels from junior beginners to senior intermediates.

Our club champs will be held on 17th November at Colzium. Free ...

6th Sep 12   → read more...

FVO bid for world domination gathers pace!

Many congratulations to FVO's Brian Porteous, who was elected as IOF President at this afternoon's IOF General Assembly (held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in conjunction with this year's World Championships). You can read the details of Brian's nomination here

and also an interview where he discusses his ...

20th Jul 12   → read more...

Jamie JWOC Sprint

International Successes

Our intrepid club members are racing well all over Europe at the moment.

Last week the World Masters was held in Bad Harzburg, Germany and we saw some strong results from 3 club members:

Sprint W45 Hazel Dean – 7th M55 Martin Dean – 8th M65 Dave Coustick – 25th

Classic Long Race ...

10th Jul 12   → read more...

Harvester Winning Team

Harvester Victory

The FVO Team, consisting of Trevor Hoey, Marcus Pinker, Jon Marsden, Roger Goddard, Jon Cross, Jason Inman and Duncan Coombs, were victorious at last night's Harvester Relays. This year's, seven leg, overnight relay took place at Bordon Heaths, Hampshire.

Congratulations to all the team and thank you to ...

1st Jul 12   → read more...

British Relay Winners

British Championships

This weekend past saw the British Long Distance and Relay Championships being staged in the Lake District. Saturday’s Individual race was at Dalegarth and Sunday’s Relay at Helsington Barrows near Kendal.

FVO produced three British Champions:

Lizzie Stansfield W10 Hazel Dean W45 Martin Dean M50

FVO had nine ...

8th May 12   → read more...

Night O League Results

League results for the 2011/12 night O series are now available.

Congratulations to Heather Thomson (of ESOC) for winning the Short Course and Will Hensman for winning the Long Course and for everyone else who braved the dark (and cold) to complete.

I can’t vouch for their accuracy ...

6th May 12   → read more...

Mark Nixon (credit Dave Prentice)

Orienteering Championship Selections

Two member of FVO have been selected to represent Great Britain at international competitions this summer. Many Congratulations to Mark Nixon and Jamie Stevenson. Mark has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Orienteering Championships in Mora and Falun, Sweden from 14-20 May and he has also been ...

17th Apr 12   → read more...

Winning Juniors

JK 2012

So....four great days of orienteering at the JK this weekend are over - and with a range of impressive results from so many different FVO people, not to mention the great organisational effort on Saturday for which many thanks are due to David Nicol as day organiser. And as if ...

10th Apr 12   → read more...

President’s Annual Report

Following my election at the AGM one year ago, I highlighted 5 areas of focus for the club. In reviewing the year I would like to touch on how we have done against these areas of focus.

Encouraging good club representation and winning positions at competitions

We recognised lots of ...

12th Feb 12   → read more...

David receiving The Jim Heardman Trophy

Jim Heardman Trophy

The last two years have seen the Jim Heardman trophy awarded to very strong candidates, with Gareth and Jan the recipients two years ago and then Gary last year.

This year is no exception and I am delighted that we have another very worthy winner. This year the Jim Heardman ...

11th Feb 12   → read more...

Revised Coaching Dates for Junior

The weather was unkind last week - it had been good all week, then poor on the Saturday and lovely again on Sunday. So, at short notice the training had to be cancelled, but there is a new plan:

  • Plean on 10th March now, and
  • Callendar Park on the morning of ...

9th Feb 12   → read more...

Coaching Dates for FVO Juniors

There are lots of exciting orienteering events coming up this year, so to maximise our performance at these, it’s time for some coaching!!

The dates we have identified are Saturday 4th Feb. (2 - 3.30 p.m.) and Saturday 10th March (2 - 3.30 p.m.) Areas are still ...

15th Jan 12   → read more...

What is an orienteer

Victoria Hall Committee Meeting 2011-12-01

Item - discussing lets.

The Secretary/Treasurer reported that some lets leave the Hall in dreadful state - chairs and tables left scattered and the whole place left unswept and filthy. But one group was the best ever. Everything put away, floor swept, kitchen cleaned, and the ...

12th Jan 12   → read more...

Social & Training Weekend

FVO will be putting on a social/training weekend to coincide with the Clyde middle distance race on 17th March, and the SOL at Torinturk (Oban) on the 18th March. We now propose that club members book accommodation direclty at Corran House mentioning FVO. Twenty spaces currenlty provisionally booked. Individuals wanting space in the dormitory or twin rooms, please coordinate with Dawn Goddard

8th Jan 12   → read more...