News archive for 2013

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas everyone

25th Dec 13   → read more...

Tom Ryan Credit: Robert Gardner

Tom Ryan 1991-2013

Some of you may already have heard the sad and shocking news of the death this week of Tom Ryan at just 22 years old. Tom was a much-valued club member of Forth Valley over the past four years, and will be hugely missed - our thoughts are very much with his family for their loss.

11th Dec 13   → read more...

Daniel competing at EYOC2013

Daniel Stansfield Podiums for GB at European Youth Orienteering Championships

Daniel Stansfield was selected to compete for Great Britain in the M16 category at EYOC 2013 and reached the podium on the third and final day of competition. This is a serious junior competition with the top runners from over 30 nations competing in MW16/18. Sprint, long and relay competitions provide an experience of international competition.

29th Oct 13   → read more...

FVO Dinner Dance

There are still tickets available for this year's Dinner dance which is on Saturday 16th November in the Victoria Halls, Dunblane. The evening will begin at 7pm with a drinks reception to toast our 40 years. We will then sit down to a three course dinner before dancing the ...

28th Oct 13   → read more...

Compass Sport Trophy 2013

2013 and The Magnificent Seven!

Great news from the Forest of Dean where Team FVO have made it a fantastic seven wins in a row at the UK's national competition for small clubs, the Compass Sport Trophy.

This year it looked very challenging to retain our title, with a long journey to the final ...

21st Oct 13   → read more...

Roger Goddard

Autumn Plans

Our President looks ahead to the next few months and what's coming up: time has flown by since the summer holidays, and as the soup runs have proven, the evenings are getting very gloomy (actually dark) by 7.45. Time to dust off the head torch in preparation for the rest of the Autumn and Winter seasons.

23rd Sep 13   → read more...

FVO Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Forth Valley Orienteers celebrated its 40th Anniversary this weekend with two excellent races, a small party, a little whisky and lots of cake at the FVO Fab at Forty weekend.

26th Aug 13   → read more...

Gareth at Glencoe on the West Highland Way Race

Gareth West Highland Way Run 2013

Congratulations to Gareth for becoming the oldest competitor to complete the West Highland Way Race in an outstanding time of 26:15:13. The day (starting at 01:00 on Saturday) had very mixed weather but at least there was not too much chance of heat exhaustion.

Photos courtesy of ...

24th Jun 13   → read more...

WEE Winners....Like Father, Like Son

WEE Winners

Wednesday’s event at Abbey Craig was the last WEE of this season. The series winners were presented with their trophies and prizes. All the juniors that took part were presented with a goody bag provided by Run-4-It

The 2013 Winners: Long course Senior Men – Roger Goddard Senior Women – Fiona ...

21st Jun 13   → read more...

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Jamie Stevenson Trophy

Congratulations to FVO's juniors in coming in second place in the Jamie Stevenson Trophy. A small team of FVO juniors (12) managed to come in second to Maroc with 37 runners.

Congratulations also to the small FVO team who organised and staged the event as well. With only a ...

17th Jun 13   → read more...

Scottish Relay Championships

There were some more great performances from Forth Valley Orienteers at the Scottish Relay Championships on Sunday 26 May at Maxwelton Estate near Moniaive, Dumfriesshire.

Unfortunately no FVO teams were victorious, but there was some exciting racing and that is what it's all about.

In particular, there was a ...

28th May 13   → read more...

Scottish Individual Championships 2013

There were some great results for Forth Valley Orienteers at this weekend's Scottish Orienteering Championships down in Dumfries and Galloway.

The individual championships were held on the testing Craigengillan Estate near Loch Doon, over rolling open moorland, pock-marked with small cliffs and boulders, under blue skies and a fierce ...

27th May 13   → read more...

Lizzie is British Champion

There were some great results from the small group of FVO runners who headed down to the Surrey Hills for the British Long and Relay Championships this weekend.

Top result was for Lizzie Stansfield who won her 3.3km W12 course in a time of 30.41 to give a ...

5th May 13   → read more...

Caroline Smilie 1932-2013

Caroline Smillie died in Stirling Community hospital on Thursday 2nd May 2013 aged 81 years. Caroline had suffered a series of strokes since last Christmas.

Caroline was one of the early stalwarts of FVO and continued as a key club member for more than 30 years. Caroline was an Arts and Crafts teacher at McLaren High School in Callander and, with Liz Youngson another McLaren teacher, latched on to orienteering as something that interested her and could interest and inspire schoolchildren

3rd May 13   → read more...

Daniel Selected for British Talent Development Camp

FVO's Daniel Stansfield has been selected as one of 32 athletes to attend the British Orienteering Federation Talent Development Coaching Camp that will take place at Badaguish Outdoor Centre this summer.

This is well deserved after an excellent season of racing with top results in all the major competitions.

1st May 13   → read more...

Clare 3rd at World Schools

Clare Stansfield finished in a superb 3rd place in the Middle Distance Race at the World Schools Orienteering Championships on 17 April in Portugal.

Clare and Daniel Stansfield from FVO were representing Scotland at the Championships in Portugal from 15-21 April.

Clare was an excellent 3rd in the Middle Distance ...

22nd Apr 13   → read more...

Goddard Defends British Middle Distance Title

There were some typically excellent performances from FVO at the British Middle Distance Championships at Stanton Moor on 21 April. Roger Goddard successfully defended his M35 title whilst Hazel Dean was the victor in her W50 class.

Roger had a great run, completing his 4.5km course in 30.25 ...

22nd Apr 13   → read more...

FVO Scoops Prizes at JK 2013

There were some excellent results for FVO runners at the major JK 2013 orienteering festival that took place at the Chilterns from 29 March to 1 April.

Second was the best that we could achieve, but we had plenty of those! Peter Molloy was 2nd on the M12 Sprint course ...

2nd Apr 13   → read more...

AGM

At the club's AGM on Feb 8th various post holders were confirmed. Welcome to Jen and Ross taking on membership and communications, with Ross joining the committee. Thanks to Susan and Steve for their contributions over the years.

The Jim Heardman trophy will be presented over the club weekend in February,

16th Feb 13   → read more...

President’s Annual Report

This report details another successful and enjoyable year of orienteering for FVO through 2012.

16th Feb 13   → read more...

UK Orienteering League Entries Open

Entries are now open for FVO's weekend of UK Orienteering League races on 16 and 17 March 2013. UKOL3 will be a middle distance race at Tulliallan, whilst UKOL4 and SOL2 will be a long distance race at the classic venue of The Trossachs.

8th Feb 13   → read more...

Change of Venue

Forth Valley Orienteers are organising SOL2 and Rounds 3 and 4 of the new UK Orienteering League on the weekend of 16th & 17th March. New environmental constraints have been placed on the original forest, forcing a change of venue. We are arranging access to two areas in the Stirling ...

10th Jan 13   → read more...

What's on

  • Mondays 6:15pm Pilates & Conditioning for all. St Mary's Church Hall, Dunblane
  • Tuesdays 6:30pm Ladies only run at Stirling Uni are continuing led by Louise Longhurst

  • To find more about what orienteering is taking place locally and nationally got to events

  • Look out for FVOmail for other ...

8th Jan 13   → read more...

What's On

Hi All ! Here are details of regular activities in the FVO area.

Mon 6:15pm Pilates/Conditioning St Mary's Church Hall, Dunblane This session is open to all and lasts for about 1 hour. £2 per person.

Tue 6:30pm Ladies only run from Stirling Uni, led by Louise. A chance to get in a mixed ability training session for all aspiring ladies.

Ochil Hillrunners meet for interval training at 6pm at the Gannochy sports centre. High quality training!

Wed 5-7pm Sometimes there's an evening run and pub meet Look out for emails about these!

Happy Training! Jason

8th Jan 13   → read more...