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BOF awards for FVO Quartet

The final Scottish League fixture of the season at Kenmore saw four young FVO athletes have breakthrough performances, as all four attained landmarks in the British Orienteering incentive scheme.

31st Oct 17   → read more...

The start of the 2017 Junior Inter-Area relay

North win JIA Joust

North of Scotland turned around an eight point overnight lead to win the Junior Inter-Area Championship by 20 points from holders West at Kenmore, Perthshire.

31st Oct 17   → read more...

Rachel wins the Golden Boot at the 2017 Compass Sport Cup final

All Good Things...

Despite four course wins and a Golden Shoe performance from Rachel Hendrie, Forth Valley's ten year winning streak in the Compass Sport Cup came to an end at Virtuous Lady, Devon, as the team finished runners-up to Bristol OK.

28th Oct 17   → read more...

JEC Sprint Podium

Grace Grabs Gongs at JEC

Forth Valley Orienteers' Grace Molloy returned from the Junior European Cup in Austria with a little "excess baggage" - in the shape of a pair of Bronze medals.

2nd Oct 17   → read more...

Fine form for FVO

A busy weekend for Forth Valley athletes saw a host of top performances right across the board, with race wins and personal best performances aplenty.

2nd Oct 17   → read more...

Taming the Wolf

The Highland Wolf two-day event is one of the main highlights of the autumn orienteering calendar in Scotland, and Forth Valley athletes turned in some top-class performances to annex 12 podium places, including seven race wins.

24th Sep 17   → read more...

S6D 6 - A Hundred Medals and All and All

Fifteen series medals added to 17 stage medals from the final day at the Scottish 6 Days Orienteering Festival to bring the FVO haul for the meet to a stellar total of 106.

6th Aug 17   → read more...

S6D 5 - Grace (not) Under Pressure

Grace Molloy captured the W18L title at the Scottish 6 Days Orienteering festival with her third gold medal of the week. Grace's winning time of 50.00 was 3 1/2 minutes up on Clyde's Emma Wilson, and with co-leader Fiona Bunn retiring mid course, Grace's points total can't be beaten.

4th Aug 17   → read more...

S6D 4 - The Chris and Dixie Show

Martin Dean wrapped up the M60S title at the Scottish 6 Days Orienteering Festival with two days to spare, as he took his 4th gold medal of the week. Dixie finished 3 1/2 minutes up on Blair Young (TintO) in an excellent 20.07.

3rd Aug 17   → read more...

S6D 2 - Three Golds at Balfour

Forth Valley Orienteers were again amongst the honours on the second day of competition the Scottish Six Days Orienteering Festival in Aberdeenshire, with three golds the pick of a 12 medal haul.

31st Jul 17   → read more...

S6D 1 - Well Worth a Tanar

There were no fewer than 17 medals for FVO athletes on the opening day of the Scottish Six Days Orienteering Festival, on a great course at Glen Tanar, Aberdeenshire.

30th Jul 17   → read more...

Fanni Gyurko at British Mixed Sprint Relay

Relay Great for FVO

Forth Valley Flyers added the British Mixed Sprint Relay crown to an already-bulging 2017 trophy cabinet with a 71 second victory margin at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.

20th Jul 17   → read more...

The Italian Job

The tiny Italian village of Transacqua proved a happy hunting ground for Dan Stansfield, as he returned from long-term injury to claim double sprint victories at the Primerio-O Festival in the Dolomites.

17th Jul 17   → read more...

FVO team Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2017

FVO Score Bronze at Jamie Stevenson Trophy

The junior stars of Forth Valley Orienteers put in a strong team effort to finish third in the Jamie Stevenson Trophy at Kinnoul Hill, near Perth.

3rd Jul 17   → read more...

FVO - winners of the UK Relay League

Harvesting Trophies - FVO triumph in UK Relay League

Forth Valley Orienteers claimed a share of the top prize in the UK Relay League with a stunning front-running performance to win the Harvester Relay at Blakeholme in the Lake District.

26th Jun 17   → read more...

FVO launch new orienteering course in Aberfoyle

Forth Valley Orienteers, in conjunction with Forestry Commission Scotland are delighted to announce the inauguration of a new Permanent Orienteering Course at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Aberfoyle.

12th Jun 17   → read more...

Trevor's Mid-Term Report Card

As the spring series of major national events comes to an end, it is time for a short update on Forth Valley Orienteers performances and activities, with a mid-season update from Club President Trevor Hoey.

29th May 17   → read more...

FVO Trio get GB Callup

Three of Forth Valley's talented young athletes have won Great Britain callups for this summer's international season, as Peter Molloy and Lizzie Stansfield were named for the GB Talent Squad camp, and Grace Molloy celebrated a triple selection for the major international competitions.

14th May 17   → read more...

Five Up for FVO

There were five medals for Forth Valley at the British Relay Championships, on a day of chaos that saw ten teams disqualified from the Men's Premier race.

8th May 17   → read more...

Lady Luck Favours FVO Lakeland Effort

Forth Valley athletes secured 15 medals, including five golds, at the 2017 British Orienteering Championships at High Dam, Cumbria

6th May 17   → read more...

Thornhill for Thrills

Will Hensman recorded a five minute victory margin in taking an impressive win in the Compass Point Scottish Orienteering League at Thornhill, Dumfries.

24th Apr 17   → read more...

JK Day 4 - FVO Front Up Flying Finish

FVO Flyers produced a superlative display of front-running to retain the Mens Trophy at the 2017 Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering and close out a memorable weekend for the Stirlingshire club.

17th Apr 17   → read more...

JK Day 3 - Grist(wood) to the Mill for Graham

Graham Gristwood claimed the 2017 M21E crown at the 50th Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering with a 90 second victory margin on overnight leader Ralph Street in the long distance race at Holmbush, West Sussex.

17th Apr 17   → read more...

JK Day 2 - Big Ups on the South Downs

Peter Molloy had the standout performance on another stellar day for FVO at the Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering with a gold medal performance in the M16 class.

15th Apr 17   → read more...

JK Day 1 - Jones Jinks to Victory

The 50th Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering saw two Forth Valley athletes claim medals on the opening day at Brunel University.

14th Apr 17   → read more...

FVO Up for the Cup

Defending champions Forth Valley Orienteers scored a comfortable victory in the Scottish qualifier for the 2017 Compass Sport Cup over the sand dunes at Tentsmuir Forest.

10th Apr 17   → read more...

Double Dukes Weekend

The results for both days are now online via the results tab.

9th Mar 17   → read more...

FVO No Mugs at Mugdock

Forth Valley Orienteers demonstrated once again that they will be the team to chase in the CompassPoint Scottish Orienteering League, securing four opening day victories at Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie.

8th Mar 17   → read more...

Geoffrey Hensman - Scottish M65 Night Champion

Kings of the Night

As the night orienteering campaign draws to a close, Forth Valley orienteers enjoyed notable success at the national championships, with five trophy wins and another six podium places.

1st Mar 17   → read more...

Meeting with Success - FVO 2017 AGM

Trevor Hoey was returned as President for a second consecutive term at the Forth Valley Orienteers Annual General Meeting in Linlithgow. In the only change to the elected committee, Jason Inman stood down, having completed his term, and was replaced by former Edinburgh University OC secretary Sarah Tullie.

5th Feb 17   → read more...

Round and Round the Ragged Rock

The 2017 orienteering season was opened in great style for Forth Valley Orienteers, with several club athletes enjoying success at the three-day EUOC Big Weekend in Edinburgh.

25th Jan 17   → read more...

FVO = Top Ranking!

The end of season British Orienteering rankings see three FVO athletes ranked number one in their age class, and a further 22 occupying top 20 positions.

31st Dec 16   → read more...

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Forth Valley Orienteers would like to wish everyone in the orienteering community a very merry Christmas!

24th Dec 16   → read more...

Not Just a Walk in the Park for FVO

Roger Goddard produced a superlative display of quick orienteering to take victory in the 18th Glasgow Parks Veteran Men's Championship, in an overall time of 44.31 across the three race legs.

12th Dec 16   → read more...

Will with SOL trophy

FVO Score Big at Palacerigg

Forth Valley Orienteers' athletes added another four national titles to the trophy collection at the Scottish Score Championships in Cumbernauld's Palacerigg Country Park.

27th Nov 16   → read more...

WEE Yellow Course Winners 2016

Club Championships Bring Joy for All

Photos now added. Nearly 100 orienteers competed in the 2016 FVO Club Championships, at Mine Woods, Bridge of Allan, and there were a string of fine performances to round off a successful season for local athletes.

19th Nov 16   → read more...

Spirited Body and SOUL

Victory for Roger Goddard at the Tinto Twin urban race was enough to clinch second place overall in the BTO Scottish Urban League. Roger finished seven points behind Moravian's World Masters bronze medalist Jon Hollingdale in the Veteran Mens' class, winning three of the nine series races (to Hollingdale's four).

14th Nov 16   → read more...

FV-A Class!

As the dust settles on the final Class A race of the season, the Southern Championships, it's clear that Forth Valley athletes have enjoyed more than their fair share of success on the big stage.

10th Nov 16   → read more...

Grace at 6 Days

We've Won the League (again, in some cases!)

There is a distinctly Blue and Yellow flavour to the final Compass Sport Scottish Orienteering League tables. FVO has 12 athletes in top position in the Age Group tables, and a further 16 in top three spots, while the Colour Class tables have 15 athletes in top ten positions.

7th Nov 16   → read more...

OMM 2016 Long Score

Wet and Wild at the OMM

Two days of heavy rain and mist didn't deter the competitors, including four FVO-ers, at the 48th Original Mountain Marathon in Glentrool, Galloway and there was podium success for the local lads.

2nd Nov 16   → read more...

FVO Compass Sport Cup winners 2016

Compass Sport Coup for FVO

Forth Valley Orienteers sped to success in the 2016 Compass Sport Cup final in Tankersley, South Yorkshire, defending the UK's premier prize for club teams.

28th Oct 16   → read more...

Dan Stansfield

Scotland Steal Home in SHI

Scotland won a dramatic single point victory in the 2016 Senior Home International, with significant input from FVO athletes.

28th Oct 16   → read more...

JK 2016

Congratulations to everyone who ran at this weekend's JK for FVO. We had nearly 50 runners at the races across the weekend, which was a great turnout, and there are many tales of success to report, along with some bad luck and (for Sunday's late starters) survival of ...

30th Mar 16   → read more...

New FVO training sessions for Autumn and Winter 2015/16

Are you feeling inspired to get better after watching the World Orienteering Championships? Develop your orienteering skills through six linked coaching sessions, learning from one of the best in the World Graham Gristwood supported by other FVO coaches.

19th Aug 15   → read more...

A great 'O' season for FVO...and some dates for the diary

We are now in the ‘off’ season after a very active spring and early summer Orienteering season. A chance to quickly reflect on the season and look forward to plans for the Autumn.

Congratulations to everyone taking part in all the events whether that was in our successful WEE local ...

16th Jul 14   → read more...

Ted and Val at Big 5 O

South Africa 5 Days.... or The Big 5 O

A report from our South Africa correspondent - Ted Finch

FVO and ex FVO and FVO friends went head to head in the M21E this week in some superb terrain around the old small mining town of Kaapsehoop.

No one is quite sure how or why but Nick Barrable, Dave Peel ...

4th Jan 14   → 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A young Gareth BJ GB-Poland 1968

Gareth Bryan-Jones

At this weekend's Scottish Score Championships, Gareth Bryan-Jones was presented with a framed copy of the map used for the 1973 Scottish Score Championships. Gareth was the Controller at this weekend's event and had orienteered for the first time , 38 years ago, at the event in 1973 which ...

28th Nov 11   → read more...

British Schools Orienteering Championships

The British Schools Orienteering Championships took place recently at Beecraigs Country Park. A number of FVO juniors represented their schools at this event, which saw pupils from all over the UK take part.

Two FVO juniors were amongst the medal winners; Daniel Stansfield winning Silver and Benjamin Parkinson Bronze in ...

28th Nov 11   → read more...

Club Champs

Congratulations then to our new club champions:

Class Winner
Junior Girls Grace Molloy
Junior Boys Benjamin Parkinson
Girls no entries
Boys no entries
Women Hazel Dean
Men Will Hensman
Vet Women Rona Molloy
Vet Men Jason Inman
Super Vet Women Val Finch
Super Vet Men Gareth Bryan-Jones

Thanks to Roger ...

24th Nov 11   → read more...

Jon and Marie Claire Marry

Jon Cross (FVO) and Marie Claire Shankland (SYO) tied the knot in Hathersage on Saturday 15th October. We look forward to welcoming Marie Claire to FVO.

18th Oct 11   → read more...

FVO Compass Sport Gareth

FVO retains CompassSport

For an unprecedented five times in a row, FVO has won the Compass Sport Trophy Club. It is also FVO's seventh win in the last eight years. Scottish clubs put up a great show, with Interlopers coming in second place, and Clyde in fifth place.

16th Oct 11   → read more...

Berlin Marathon - Updated Times

Congratulations to Ross, Roger, Jon, Louise and Heike for completing the Berlin marathon. Ross led the FVO field in the excellent time of 2:44:58, with both Roger and Jon coming in under the 3 hours mark (Roger on 2:58:38 and Jon on 2:59:16).

Louise ...

26th Sep 11   → read more...

Falkirk Active Sunday 3

Falkirk Active Sunday

Rona, Jen and Pascal went to the Falkirk Active Sunday event on 4th Sept at Callendar Park, which attracted a crowd of over 3000 people! This was much more than the Falkirk Active Schools team had anticipated, probably helped by the lovely weather. With our stunning banner, tent and big ...

14th Sep 11   → read more...

A Six Day Thank You

Now that I have just about recovered from what seemed a very tough 6 days of orienteering in Oban, I thought I'd reflect on the event and look ahead for the rest of the year.

For those that went to the 6 -days, I’m sure you will agree ...

16th Aug 11   → read more...

FVO through to Compass Sport Trophy final

Slightly below the radar, Day 2 of the Six Days was used for the SOA round of heats for the Compass Sport Trophy/Compass Sport Cup.

Paul Caban notes that while the current results are provisional, the Trophy results are clear cut; and any small errors in the calculation should ...

16th Aug 11   → read more...

Louise (Credit Moravian Orienteers)

Moray Mix Weekend

A handful of FVO members headed to a sunny Moray Firth at the weekend for an excellent two days of Orienteering. Saturday’s Urban Race was on a newly extended map of Lossiemouth which took in the RAF base, housing estates of varying complexity, an open sandy area and some ...

13th Jun 11   → read more...

Event Safety Training

BOF is moving to a more formal system re event organisation. By the end of 2011, all organisers of events at level C and above (ie. all except local events) will be required to have attended the training. FVO have therefore arranged for training to be held locally on Thursday 23rd June at Logie Kirk Halls,

2nd Jun 11   → read more...

Sue Harvey

Sue Harvey appointed IWGA Honorary Member

On the occasion of the International World Games Association (IWGA) Annual General Meeting at the 2011 SportAccord in London, the President of IWGA, Ron Froehlich, appointed the IOF Honorary President Sue Harvey IWGA Honorary Member.

By awarding Sue the honorary title, the IWGA paid particular tribute to her achievements. At ...

8th Apr 11   → read more...

Alloa Half Marathon finishers minus Hazel and Lisa

Alloa Half Marathon

Last weekend seven FVO members replaced running in the forest for the road to compete in the Alloa Half Marathon.

Ross McLennan was the star on the day taking 15th place in a time of 1:17:04. Although not a PB it was a most respectable time given his ...

25th Mar 11   → read more...

Ross shares a joke with Craig

ScotJOS Training Weekend

The Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS) recently trained in FVO-land. Maureen Brown was assisted by FVO coaches Ross McLennan, Fiona Berrow, Trevor Hoey and Ben Stansfield.
The FVO ScotJOS members, Craig, Frances and Daniel were joined by FVO juniors, Clare and Benjamin. A good weekend was had by all! See ...

22nd Mar 11   → read more...

Roger Goddard

A word from your President

Thanks to all of you who supported me to become the new club President, especially Gareth for stepping into the Treasurer’s role.

8th Mar 11   → read more...

FVO Sprint Champions

Multiple titles for FVO at the Scottish Sprint Championships!

This Saturday's Scottish Sprint Championships at a new area, North Muirton on the outskirts of Perth, proved a happy hunting ground for FVO runners.

A mix of complex housing estate and grassland on the banks of the River Tay, a ...

5th Mar 11   → read more...

FVO members in SEDS

Five members of FVO have been selected to be members of the Scottish Elite Development Squad(SEDS) for 2011.

Congratulations to: Jamie Stevenson, Janine Inman, Fiona Berrow, Ross McLennan and James Tullie

4th Mar 11   → read more...

Club Training Athlete

Jon Cross was awarded the Club Training Athlete of the Year Trophy at an informal ceremony following the Night O on Wednesday.

Jason said that Jon was a deserving recipient of this award due to not only being one of the best attendees at FVO's training activities but also ...

23rd Feb 11   → read more...

JEC 2010

Jamie Stevenson had a great run in the Sprints of the Junior European Cup held at St Andrew's on Friday - coming in second in the M18 class against some high class European competition.

27th Sep 10   → read more...

11 Person Relay

Martin reports that FVO have retained the Compass Sport Cup. FVO Flyers came first in just over 2 hours, some ten minutes ahead of the GrampOC team in second place. To make it a double celebration, FVO Flagchasers were first home in the eight person relay, again ahead of the ...

4th Sep 10   → read more...

Pilates

Forth Valley Orienteering Club's very own Pilates & Circuits Class resumes next week!

31st Aug 10   → read more...

Run for your club

Two events coming up

24th Aug 10   → read more...

Snowdon International Race

The Snowdon International Race (from Llanberis to the top and back, 10miles with 3500ft of climb) had a strong field, particularly from the home countries although also the men's world mountain running champion from Kenya, and saw some windy wet misty conditions on the mountain (helped to keep the size of the climb hidden I guess!).

26th Jul 10   → read more...

Jukola

Congratulations to the large contingent of FVO members and friends who made the trip out to Finland this weekend for the classic Jukola night event. The best placed FVOers were Martin Dean and Steve Barrett running for Skotlandi 50. Their team came in 407th from 1112 finishers.

22nd Jun 10   → read more...

Changes to WEE Events

Please note that the event at Hermitage Woods on 5th May has unfortunately had to be cancelled. Other events stand. The poster has been revised.

4th May 10   → read more...

Junior Home Internationals

Jamie Stevenson achieved the silver medal position in last weekend's Junior Home Internationals in Wales.

Jamie, representing Scotland, had one of the best runs of his season at the weekend. Running in a strong M18 field he managed to hold off some very strong competition and beat 2 Junior ...

9th Sep 09   → read more...

2009 Club Tops

New Club Tops

FVO have a new club top which is laser printed with our own unique design and incorporates the colours and style of our current top. It will be produced in a coolmax polyester fabric, with a zip neck.

Tops are available in unisex sizes xxs, xs, s, m, l, xl ...

15th Jan 09   → read more...

Abi Longhurst at EYOC

European Youth Championships

First of all to Jamie Stevenson and Abi Longhurst for representing GBR at the European Youth Championships in Switzerland at the weekend. Abi 27th and Jamie 38th in the long distance, and a great run from Jamie in the sprint - 7th place!! What a great experience for them both - not ...

14th Oct 08   → read more...

Congratulations

Also congratulations to FVO juniors running for West Area in the Scottish Inter-Area Champs at Inshriach this weekend - Daniel Stansfield, Frances Brown and Morven Dean. Great stuff from Daniel in particular who won the JM2 class (and then ran non-comp on JM3 and did the fastest time on that too ...

13th Oct 08   → read more...

2008-09 Night Series

Night Orienteering

The evenings are drawing in, .. clock change approaches, and after we return from our club training weekend - look out for Night Orienteering. Mpas up shortly but the first event will at Touch. Promises to be a good night.

Preliminary details

29 October Touch Estate (open hill)
12 November ...

9th Sep 08   → read more...

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11 Person Relay and Loch Vaa Weekend

A good weekend for the club at Loch Vaa, with the club first team winning the eleven person relay. Last minute rejigging of the teams after the juniors who took part in summer training at Loch Vaa were declared uncompetitive (sorry Jack) meant that the team was

  • Leg 1 - Will ...

7th Sep 08   → read more...

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FVO help Scotland win VHI

Strong runs by Steve, Martin, Beccy and Brad helped Scotland to a narrow overall victory by 2 points against England in the VHI - the first in 20 years. The full story available at VHI win. The team were clearly helped by the Scottish Team mascot - young Jamie.

More photos in ...

14th Aug 08   → read more...

British Mountain Bike O Champs

The weekend of 28 and 29 June saw the culmination of months of hard work and dedication for Janine Inman come to fruition. As organiser, mapper, planner and controller, Janine (with help from Jason Inman) did a fantastic job of providing some tough and arduous courses on some of the best British biking terrain at Dalbeattie and Mabie Forests in the South West of Scotland. The sport is in its early days of popularity but all the big names were there - these guys and gals sure know how it?s done on a bike and navigated their way round, as Janine put it, their "big yellow course" in some really fast times. Andy Conn and Jimmy Taylor were winners both days in their respective men?s classes and Emily Benham and Angela Brand-Barker in the women?s classes.

30th Jun 08   → read more...

SOL2 at Touch a great success

SOL2 at Touch a great success

FVO put on a second superb event at the weekend; with many brilliant comments coming back to the club about the events, the courses, the planning and the organisation by email and on Nopesport. Also, a few wee wins. Congrats to all our class ...

11th May 08   → read more...

Scottish Sprints 2008_ 147

2008 Scottish Sprint Championships

An exciting afternoon, with a fantastic finish as the seeded runners came in towards the end of the afternoon, with a "photo finish" failing to split FVO's Ross McLennan and Douglas Tullie from EUOC who both finished in just 18.31; the Womens Open champion, also representing EUOC, was ...

10th May 08   → read more...

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British Championships at Culbin

Huge congratulations to the FVO runners crowned as new British Champions after the superb races this weekend in a successful return to Culbin forest. Leading the charge for FVO were Jamie Stevenson in M16A, Martin Dean in M50L, Gareth Bryan-Jones in M65L and Victoria 'should have run elite' Longhurst in ...

28th Apr 08   → read more...

FVO AGM

At the AGM on Friday 25th January, the following members were elected onto the club committee

Post Elected
President Gary Longhurst
Vice President Brad Connor
Secretary David Nicol
Treasurer Roger Goddard
Committee Hazel Dean
Committee Kyle Heron
Committee Steve Barrett

Draft minutes of the meeting are available here. The following ...

26th Jan 08   → read more...

Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Jason Inman who was named coach of the year at the Stirling Sports Awards.

14th Nov 07   → read more...

GB Start Squad

To Jack Barrett and Abi Longhurst who have both been selected to join the GB Start Squad - ie for athletes aged 14-17. Competition was hard this year as the numbers have been reduced to only 5 athletes per age group.

5th Sep 07   → read more...

Harvester Success

Harvester Success

An intrepid FVO team made the journey to Penhale Sands near Newquay this weekend to run in the Harvester Trophy (overnight relay for teams of seven).

For those of you who have not been there before, Penhale is a large area of detailed grassy sandy dunes, highly technical ...

2nd Jun 07   → read more...

Provost Awards

Congratulations to Sue Harvey for being given a Provost's Award for services to orienteering at a ceremony held in the Great Hall of the Castle on Friday October 27.

27th Oct 06   → read more...

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Junior Home Internationals

England win the individuals, and the overall trophy. Scotland win the relays. Wales take the Judith Wigham trophy.

24th Sep 06   → read more...

Ted at Devils Burden

Devil's Burdens relays

The FVO team (Gareth, Steve, Jason, Fraser, Marus and Will) came in 22nd in the Devils Burden relays on Sat 28th. But the picture below is of Ted wearing Non-FVO colours. Other FVO runners included Sandy Grant, Beccy and Jon

28th Jan 06   → read more...

Pitmedden

FVO ventured back to Pitmedden where our juniors triumphed in the Jamie Stevenson trophy earlier this autumn.

No navigation for the dozen members who ventured out for the Pitmedden 10km. A new route meant that the road part was all but abolished for the run through the forest. On a ...

17th Dec 05   → read more...

ScotJos

Congratulations to our junior members who have been selected for Scotjos - the Scotland Junior Squad for 2006

  • Abi Longhurst,
  • Victoria Longhurst,
  • Jack Barrett, and
  • Stuart Thomson

Full squad selection here

15th Dec 05   → read more...