Setanta Orienteers is an active open orienteering club, affiliated to the Irish Orienteering Association. The Club has members located throughout the Dublin Region, County Wicklow, Leinster and further afield. The Club is currently open to new members.
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Fair Mountain Leinster League Orienteering
Fair Mountain Leinster League Orienteering – 02/10/2016 (5km west of Wicklow Gap)
Courses available to suit all abilities. Zoe Tyner planning, Eileen Walsh organising, Angus Tyner Controller
Event Location and Parking Leinster League Event No. 7 will be at Fair Mountain, 5km west of Wicklow Gap. Grid Ref. – O 036 022 Access is via Oakwood Hostel entrance off R756 Laragh to Hollywood road (same as IOC 2014 and LOC 2015)
There is a 4km drive along good forestry road to parking. Start/Finish, Parking and Assembly area are all located in close proximity. Zoe Tyner has planned 7 great courses with only minor tweaking needed by her dad, Angus who is controlling.
Start Times – from 11:00 to 13:00 Scale of Map – 1 : 10,000 5m contour, printed on A4 water resistant paper All courses close at 15:15.
Course Summary Course Controls Length Climb Yellow 10 1.0 km 30 m Young Juniors Orange 8 1.6 km 110 m Slightly harder than Yellow Red 14 4.1 km 170 m Beginner Adults Light Green 9 3.6 km 115 m Some experience needed Green 11 4.3 km 180 m Shortest technical Blue 12 6.2 km 260 m Medium length technical Brown 16 8.3 km 360 m Longest Technical
Yellow, Orange and Red courses are suitable for beginners, the Red aimed at Adult novices as it provides a more physical challenge compared to Yellow & Orange. Orange & Yellow courses will be in the wood but not on tracks. All courses will cross marshy areas. The Yellow course will have 2 short taped legs. Note the large climb on Orange course. This is so it stays with line features. The length of some of the courses may seem short, but they are taking account of slow terrain which they go through. Please ask at registration for advise on courses. Note: Yellow and Red course maps will be given out before the start and guidance available if needed. Blue and Brown courses cross a river twice, and 2 crossing points will be marked. Depending on weather conditions, these may be mandatory.
SportIdent (SI) timing will be used. SI cards are available for hire at event registration for €2. You must download your SI card at the download station after orienteering, whether you complete the course or not. Otherwise the event organisers will not know if you have finished.
Control Descriptions: IOF Control descriptions are printed on the map for all courses. Loose control descriptions will be available for all courses at registration. Text versions will be available for the Yellow, Orange and Red courses.
The area is in mountain terrain and exposed. Carrying of whistles is advised and the carrying of waterproof coat may be mandatory if weather conditions dictate.
This event has been granted permits from Coillte (woodland and access) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (open terrain)
Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk.
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- Fair Mountain Leinster League Orienteering – 02/10/2016 (5km west of Wicklow Gap)
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- Wine & Choc O (Club members only) – 10/12/2016 (Glen of the Downs)
- 2016 Christmas Walk – 28/12/2016 ()
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