News archive for 2018

Aussie glory for Grace

Grace Molloy made a major breakthrough in her fledgling international career, as she won two medals at the Australian National Championships.

2nd Oct 18   →

Mixed Fortunes in Home Internationals

Scotland had mixed success in the Home Internationals, as the Juniors won the Inter-Regionals for the seventh consecutive year, while the Veterans could only manage a disappointing third in the Veteran Home International.

30th Sep 18   →

Hunting the Wolf

As the Autumn orienteering season moves into full swing, Forth Valley Orienteers sent a large squad north to the Highland Wolf event, and were rewarded with a host of fine performances, including ten Scottish League class wins.

23rd Sep 18   →

Sprinting to Success

There was more national level success for FVO's finest, as they took five championship medals at the British Sprint and British Middle distance championships in South-West England.

2nd Sep 18   →

Six Score in Glasgow Gallop

Scottish League action got back underway today after the summer recess, with the 7th round of the BTO Solicitors Urban League in the north of Glasgow, and there were six FVO athletes on the podium at the end of the day.

26th Aug 18   →

Lakes Laurels for Local Loupers

Once every four years, the focus of British summer orienteering moves to the English Lake District, for the Lakes 5 event, and FVO has a tradition of victory in the races over tough open terrain. Here's the event diary from this year's Lakes 5, which saw five FVO athletes on the overall podiums at the end of competition.

3rd Aug 18   →

Running the World

Forth Valley Orienteers sent a strong contingent of 19 athletes to the World Masters Championships in Denmark, and were rewarded with some strong displays right across the board.

15th Jul 18   →

Relay Great

Forth Valley Orienteers turned on the style to claim victory in the overnight Harvester Trophy relays for the fourth time in five years, and with it the overall British Relay League title.

2nd Jul 18   →

FVO has the Winning Mix

Everything came together for Forth Valley Orienteers as they claimed three gold medals at the British Mixed Sprint Relays in Morpeth to move top of the British Relay League.

12th Jun 18   →

FVO is Champion Club

Forth Valley Orienteers' sterling team performance at the recent Scottish Championships has brought more honours, as the club was rewarded with the Scottish Inter-Club Championship trophy for a third successive year.

12th Jun 18   →

Scottish Championships 2018, M/W18 podium

Sunshine on Nairn

Forth Valley Orienteers had a banner weekend at the Scottish Championships in Nairn, winning 22 medals in the individual championships, 12 of them Gold, and a further five in the relays.

29th May 18   →

British Championships 17

A Right Royal Show

A majestic team performance at the British Championships at Balmoral brought a kingly reward in the shape of 22 medals in the individual championships, nine of them gold, backed up by seven more in the relays, including both mens and womens elite titles.

21st May 18   →

Kris Jones, EOC podium 2018

Euro Bronze for Jones the Train

Forth Valley orienteering star Kris Jones won Britain's first mens medal in 16 years with bronze at the European Championship sprint in the Swiss canton of Tricino.

8th May 18   →

JK Day 4: Senior Moments

A highly successful Jan Kjellstrom Festival concluded for FVO with a pair of medals for the Senior teams in the relays, bringing the trophy count for the weekend to 31.

3rd Apr 18   →

JK Day 3: Lizzie Lands the Laurels

Lizzie Stansfield was crowned W16 Jan Kjellstrom champion after a stunning Long distance run pulled her to the top of the leaderboard.

1st Apr 18   →

Marie-Clare Shankland, Scottish Six Days 4, Creag Choinnich (c) Wendy Carlyle

JK Day 2: Clare-ly Class at Bereton

Clare Stansfield showed that an extended spell out of the forest hasn't affected her quality with a massive 16 minute winning margin to take the gold medal in W20S at the Jan Kjellstrom Festival in the West Midlands.

31st Mar 18   →

Scottish Spring. Rosyth Sprint 12

JK Day 1: All Golden for Grace and Kris

Kris Jones and Grace Molloy took gold in the Jan Kjellstrom Sprint at Stafford Barracks on a fine opening day of the festival.

31st Mar 18   →

Super Scottish Spring

Forth Valley Orienteers enjoyed a full weekend of racing as the Scottish Spring meeting brought success over a three race card ahead of the Jan Kjellstrom Festival, with noted success at all levels.

27th Mar 18   →

View from Cockleroi towards Beecraigs

FVO Collar CSC Slot

Forth Valley Orienteers had a day to remember as they qualified for the Compass Sport Cup final with a record points haul at Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow.

16th Mar 18   →

Super Seven Star in Stirling Sprint

FVO athletes seized the opportunity of home-field advantage by claiming a maginificent seven titles in the Scottish Sprint Championships at Stirling University.

10th Mar 18   →

All Right on the Night

Graham Gristwood claimed an unprecedented 5th consecutive British Night Championship title at Merthyr Mawr, for his 26th gold medal at either British Championship or JK level.

26th Feb 18   →

View from Cockleroi towards Beecraigs

Stepping into Spring: 10th -11th March

Forth Valley Orienteers will host a 2-day orienteering weekend comprising the Scottish Sprint Championships (incorporating bto SOUL 4) on Saturday 10th March and the Scottish heat of the CompassSport Cup & Trophy Heat on Sunday.11th March.

29th Jan 18   →

Third Term for Trevor - FVO AGM 2018

Trevor Hoey was returned as President for a third consecutive term at the Forth Valley Orienteers Annual General Meeting in Ashfield. Vice President Ross McLennan and secretary Louise Longhurst stood down from the committee after many years of service, and were replaced by Brad Connor and Andy Llewellyn.

29th Jan 18   →

FVO has Capital Class

The Edinburgh Big Weekend saw several local orienteers establish excellent early season results, as the new season opened in an icy capital.

23rd Jan 18   →