News archive for 2023

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31st Oct 23   → read more...

SWAT parades the JIA trophy

West is the Best

West of Scotland produced a stunning team performance to overcome defending champions North in the Junior Inter-Area Championships in western Fife and win the title for the first time in 10 years.

31st Oct 23   → read more...

Club update October 2023

We are having some technical problems with FVOmail, our club communication system. If you have not received the October club update, then please contact Neil our membership secretary

28th Oct 23   → read more...

EuroMeeting comes to Stirling

On behalf of the International Orienteering Federation, and in conjunction with WOC 2024, Forth Valley Orienteers is delighted to invite elite orienteers from around the world for international sprint orienteering in and around Stirling.

1st Oct 23   → read more...

Golden Day on Coxet Hill

What an absolutely fabulous time we all had today at Coxet Hill, as we celebrated the 50th birthday of the club with a very special relay event overlooking the area where the club was founded.

1st Oct 23   → read more...

Super Fly Guys

FVO Flyers claimed a battling bronze medal in the final major championship race of the year to wrap up the overall Men's British Relay League title for 2023.

19th Sep 23   → read more...

FVO shoots to Score

Forth Valley Orienteers had a memorable day at the Scottish Score Championships in Grantown on Spey, as the club's athletes claimed eight national titles on a 16 medal day in Anagach woods.

12th Sep 23   → read more...

Want to learn how to orienteer?

From complete beginner to experienced orienteer, we have free coaching available this autumn for all our club members.

If you are new to orienteering and have enjoyed doing a few orienteering courses, then sign up now for our autumn coaching blocks and learn some new skills!

6th Aug 23   → read more...

Big success in WEE races

The 23rd FVO Wednesday Evening series came to a conclusion this week, with a mixture of old and new names on top of the leaderboard after the 13 race series.

2nd Jul 23   → read more...

Winning captain

Juniors retain Jamie Stevenson Trophy

FVO's junior team turned in a sterling performance right across the board to successfully defend the Jamie Stevenson Trophy on “home soil” at Plean, by recording the second-highest points total in the history of the competition.

18th Jun 23   → read more...

Major award for FVO stalwart

We were delighted this week to learn that our club captain Jon Cross had been recognised by Scottish Orienteering for his exemplary work over a large number of years with the award of the sport's highest honour, the President's Medal, at the federation's Annual General Meeting.

10th Jun 23   → read more...

Seven Up at the Relays

A magnificent seven medals closed out the 2023 Scottish Championship weekend for the FVO posse, with success right across the board.

28th May 23   → read more...

Medals by the barrowload at Scottish Champs

Having irreparably burst the club wheelbarrow at the 2022 Scottish Championships, we're now reduced to hiring agricultural machinery to haul away the medals from the 2023 version at Creag Mhich., as there were 32 medals in all from 67 starters, ten of them A class golds!

28th May 23   → read more...

Champions Crowned on Coronation Day

The orienteering championship season concluded with a double header of British Sprint and Middle distance events in Northern Ireland, and FVO athletes were once again to the fore, winning three titles amongst seven podium finishes.

9th May 23   → read more...

JK 2023 Day 4 - A Fistful of Medals

A fistful of relay medals concluded a very successful Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering for FVO on a somewhat soggy day at Bigland.

8th May 23   → read more...

JK 2023 Day 3 - Seven star on Sunny Sunday

There was a spectacular seven overall podiums for FVO athletes at the 2023 Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering following the Long race at Bigland.

10th Apr 23   → read more...

JK 2023 Day 2 - Super Saturday!

Strong middle day at JK'23 for FVO, as the team picked up eight A class medals on a fine afternoon of racing at High Dam.

9th Apr 23   → read more...

JK 2023 Day 1 - A Very Good Friday!

The FVO posse repelled a serious Viking invasion to take six Sprint medals at the 2023 JK International Festival in north-west England.

7th Apr 23   → read more...

Seven titles in Sensational Sprint

The FVO racing team enjoyed success right across the board at the Scottish Sprint Championships in Kirkintilloch, as they came away with seven national titles on a 18 medal day.

3rd Apr 23   → read more...

Henley Regatta de Blue

It may have been Boat Race day in England (same two teams in the final, AGAIN!), but the main sporting action was further up the Thames, at Henley, as the flyers of FVO sailed away with two British Relay titles to complete a memorable weekend of racing in Southern England.

26th Mar 23   → read more...

And now, Racing from Newbury

There was a mix of perennial winners and new faces on top of the podium as FVO athletes matched their 2022 performance by claiming four national titles at the British Championships at Cold Ash, Newbury.

25th Mar 23   → read more...

Hammond Hammers New Record

Forth Valley Orienteers' young star James Hammond broke new ground as he became the youngest-ever Scottish elite champion, with victory in the Middle distance championship which was held at Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow.

21st Mar 23   → read more...

Highland Fling sees five with the win

FVO athletes made a major impression on the opening Scottish Orienteering League race of the season at Errochty, near Blair Atholl, as they won half of the available courses on the way to nine podium finishes.

14th Mar 23   → read more...

View from Cockleroi towards Beecraigs

Scottish Middle Distance Championship - entries now open!

Entries are now open for the 2023 Scottish Middle Distance Championship, which will be hosted by FVO at Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow, on Saturday 18th March.

7th Mar 23   → read more...

Warriors of the Lakeland

Forth Valley Orienteers descended on the Lake District for their spring training camp, and had a number of successes at two English League races along the way.

7th Mar 23   → read more...

Stars shine at Nights

A truly dominant performance right across the board saw Forth Valley Orienteers come away from the Scottish Orienteering Night Championships with seven titles amongst 11 medals, following racing at Balmoral.

28th Feb 23   → read more...

Nap Hand in Perth and Compass Sport Progression

The streets of Perth proved a happy hunting ground for Forth Valley Orienteers, as our athletes collected five wins amongst ten podium places at TAY's Scottish Urban League meet at Muirton.

14th Feb 23   → read more...

Big city show opens 2023 season

FVO got its 2023 season off to the best of starts, with success right across the board at the EUOC Big Weekend in Edinburgh.

30th Jan 23   → read more...

Brian Bullen, Scottish Six Days 4, Creag Choinnich (c) Wendy Carlyle

Old blood and new faces in prominent roles

Jen Leonard was re-elected today as FVO President for 2023, as she became the first person to serve two non-consecutive terms in the lead role.

22nd Jan 23   → read more...

Wanted! Development Officer - apply here!

Passionate about orienteering? Then this could be the perfect opportunity for you - join us and help one of the UK's biggest and most successful clubs develop and grow!

14th Jan 23   → read more...