News archive for 2019

SWAT Flies

The Scottish West Area Team takes off - and many other training opportunities for everyone to improve their orienteering

30th Sep 19   → read more...

Smashing September

September round-up of FVO members' exploits on various national - and international - stages.

30th Sep 19   → read more...

Strathearn has Six Appeal

Strathearn 2019 was a fantastic addition to the long and glorious history of the Scottish 6 Days Orienteering Festival, and no fewer than 14 FVO athletes were on the podium at the end of the competition.

6th Aug 19   → read more...

Life for Grace

A report from the 6-Day tea and EGM: scones, banter and a gong or three

6th Aug 19   → read more...

JWOC 2019 6

Grace is GB's Golden Girl

Forth Valley orienteering star Grace Molloy smashed her way onto the world stage with three medals, including an unprecedented Gold at the 2019 Junior World Championships in Denmark.

22nd Jul 19   → read more...

Masterclass in Latvia

A group of six FVO athletes were in Latvia for the World Masters Championships, and performed with distinction against the cream of the world's veterans, with several top 20 placings.

14th Jul 19   → read more...

JOK Chasing Sprint - SuperVet podium

Pigs in the Park

There was significant local success in the 2019 JOK Chasing Sprint at Callendar Park, with a number of Forth Valley-based athletes producing fine performances to get on the winners' rostrum and claim the coveted Flying Pig trophy.

2nd Jul 19   → read more...

Bo'ness Bullets

A number of FVO athletes were well placed in the UK Orienteering League races run as part of the 2019 Sprint Scotland Festival, in Bo'ness, after some frantic navigation around the streets of the town.

30th Jun 19   → read more...

Scottish Schools Festival 2

Juniors Soak Up the Festival Atmosphere

There was significant success for local orienteers in the Scottish Schools Festival at Hopetoun House, including several from new athletes.

7th Jun 19   → read more...

Major Award for FVO Junior

Following up from our fine efforts in the forest at the Scottish Championships, there was more success as one of our junior stars was this week honoured with one of the biggest prizes in the sport.

1st Jun 19   → read more...

Scottish Relay Championships - Return of the Magnificent Seven

There were a magnificent seven medals for the FVO teams at the Scottish Relays in Dumfries-shire, to round off a splendid championship weekend.

27th May 19   → read more...

Scottish Championships - FVO is Top Club

A massive haul of 29 Scottish Championship medals helped FVO to retain the Scottish Inter-Club Championship trophy for a fourth consecutive year, on a tough day's running at Dalbeattie.

27th May 19   → read more...

British Championships Day 3: Mining the Silver

There were four more silver medals for FVO teams in the British Championships relays in North Yorkshire

7th May 19   → read more...

British Championships Day 2: The Power of Ten

FVO athletes scored a perfect ten medals in the British Long Distance Championships at Arncliffe, North Yorkshire, with some new names on the podium this time.

6th May 19   → read more...

British Championships Day 1: Youth Has Its Fling

FVO's junior athletes were to the fore as the club won four medals on the first day of the British Championships, in the Mixed Sprint Relays at Bradford University.

5th May 19   → read more...

JK 2019 - Day 4: Three and Easy for Flyers

Forth Valley Orienteers closed out the 2019 Jan Kjellstrom International Festival with another three sets of medals in the relay competition.

22nd Apr 19   → read more...

JK 2019 - Day 3: Crisp Chris!

It was a day of glory for Chris Smithard, as the FVO athlete won his first Jan Kjellstrom Festival title with victory in the Long distance race at Cold Ash, Berkshire.

22nd Apr 19   → read more...

JK 2019 - Day 2: Pete burns it up

Pete Molloy was in red-hot form as he made it two wins in a row at the 2019 Jan Kjellstrom Festival, in Kent, on a day when FVO athletes won nine championship medals.

20th Apr 19   → read more...

JK 2019 - Day 1: Magnificent Seven in Aldershot

It was a fantastic first day of the JK for FVO, with seven athletes amongst the medals, and a host of personal best performances in the Sprint at Aldershot Garrison, Hampshire.

19th Apr 19   → read more...

FVO Flies in Fife

Jason Inman pounced at the death to take a dramatic victory at the Scottish Orienteering League Long race at Falkland.

16th Apr 19   → read more...

With a Spring in our Step, FVO Delivers!

What a weekend! FVO really stepped up to the mark as a club, and delivered a top-quality series of event at Birnam Hill, Dumyat and Hermitage Woods for the inaugural Scottish Middle Distance Championships, the British Universities & Colleges Sport Championship and the Scottish Orienteering League.

1st Apr 19   → read more...

Red Roses and "the Bluid-Red Wine"

A large FVO contingent was in the Lake District, for the Spring Weekend, with events organised by Lakeland Orienteers and South Ribble, and there was success on all fronts.

26th Mar 19   → read more...

Night Movers

The dust is finally settling on the 2018/19 FVO Night Series after the final race at South Achray and what a series it has been.

22nd Mar 19   → read more...

Off on a Mole-Hunt

FVO booked its place in the 2019 Compass Sport Cup final with an ultimately-comprehensive 68 point victory over ESOC in the Scottish qualifier at Dunrod Hill, Greenock.

11th Mar 19   → read more...

Not so Grim Up North

There was big success for FVO athletes at the weekend, as the 2019 season gets into full swing

3rd Mar 19   → read more...

2019 AGM report

Trevor Hoey was returned as President for a fourth consecutive term at the Forth Valley Orienteers Annual General Meeting in Cambusbarron, as the standing committee was returned for election unopposed. However, a number of key members, including President Hoey, treasurer Dawn Goddard, and Permissions & Safeguarding Officer Hazel Dean, have indicated this will be their final period of office, and intend to stand down at the next AGM.

28th Feb 19   → read more...

Nighthawks go Nap

Forth Valley Orienteers' Graham Gristwood confirmed his status as Britain's greatest night orienteer, as he won an unprecedented sixth consecutive title at the British Night Championships on Royal Deeside.

26th Feb 19   → read more...

FVO wins in the North and the South

Forth Valley Orienteers were to the fore at races around Scotland, with a string of fine performances in the last week.

19th Feb 19   → read more...

Medals Flow for FVO

There was a massive medal haul for local orienteers in the first national championships of the year, with 20 starters at the Scottish Night Championships in East Lothian, and 16 medals, including a full podium in one class.

5th Feb 19   → read more...

FVO benefits from grant award

Clackmannanshire Sports Council contribute towards the purchase of new kites and compasses for the club

1st Feb 19   → read more...

FVO goes Big in the City

The 2019 Scottish orienteering season got underway with a triple-header of races at the Edinburgh Big Weekend, and Forth Valley athletes were prominent in all three disciplines

29th Jan 19   → read more...