Unfortunately, the First Aid Course qualifications which most of our club members had obtained have now expired after 3 years. The same has happened for LVO members. As part of our BOF Insurance for events we must have at least one qualified first aider present.
The Rescue Emergency Care (REC) 1, a one-day course, is adequate for most of the areas we use, but a REC 2 (a two-day course) qualification is needed for more mountainous areas. It is important that we have at least one or two members trained each year.
LVO is trying to organise a REC 1 Course on Saturday 13th or 20th March at Castlewellan or Donard Forest. Most of the spaces will be taken by LVO but if they have one or two spare then they will offer them to NWOC.
If you would like to attend this course then please get back me indication the date that suits. The club will cover the cost of the course. To the best of my knowledge, Charlie is the only member with an up-to-date qualification ( REC 2).
Please get back to me if you are interested in attending.
Folks – I received this and was asked to post to our website. As a glasses / misting sufferer I think this is a worthwhile study. If you follow the link to take part be aware that the blue link is only to additional information. The Study itself is accessed via the Next button.
Dear North West Orienteering Club,
I am currently studying at Loughborough University and am undertaking my Part C personal project whereby I am aiming to design a device that reduces/ eliminated misting that occurs on orienteers glasses when they compete.
I was wondering if you were able to distribute my survey about misting problems in orienteering to members of your club so that I can gain a better insight into the problem?
“Due to the level 5 restrictions, the 2020 Leinster Orienteering Championships cannot go ahead as planned on the 29th of November. So LOC 2020 will now become LOC 2021! We have set April 11th 2021 as the new(est) date for the championships at Carnawaddy, all things going well. Some participants may find that they will need to change class next year, but we will deal with that nearer to the time. All entries will stand for next year, and participants who have received refunds and who wish to re-enter, please email FingalOrienteers@gmail.com