Published on February 21st, 2019 | by nioa-publicity


Northern Ireland Colour Series 2019 – What is it all about?

The Colour Series! What is it, where did it come from and what is it all about?!

When I asked some of the more experienced (ahem!) orienteers about the origin of the Colour Series, the response was; ‘It has been there for as long as I can remember’! 🙂

But to give those who might be a bit newer to the sport some information on the Colour Series, it is a series of 6 events held between Spring, Summer and Autumn. The 6 events are hosted between each the Northern Ireland regional clubs; Lagan Valley Orienteers, North West Orienteering Club and Fermanagh Orienteers. The colour refers to the colour coding of each course available on the day, which is based on length and technicality of the course. Below is a short explanation of each of the colours used in the series:

The aim of the series is to provide the highest quality of orienteering events but catering for all abilities. This includes children starting out on the white or yellow courses and for the more experienced seniors on brown, with progression inbetween. There are options for people to compete in the events, but this is only an option, and everyone is invited, even if you are not competing and can only make one event.  So come on and give it a go – there will always be a friendly face for newcomers!

There will be updates here and on our Facebook page for each event, and you can also find more information on the hosting Club’s webpage.

About the Author

Jane Wilson of Lagan Valley Orienteers is the Publicity Officer for NI Orienteering. Please contact us via

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