Date(s) - 15/10/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
NOTE: RESCHEDULED TO 15TH OCTOBER
Courses available to suit all abilities. Paul Keville planning & Organising, Angus Tyner Controller
Event Location and Parking
Leinster League Event No. 8 will be at Glenreemore, 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 3km drive along good forestry road to parking along side forest road. Assembly may be 1km from parking. There are 2 starts, near and far. Near start is for Yellow and Orange courses and is 300m from assembly along forest road. The far start for all other courses is a further 500m from the near start along some wet and rough terrain. Finish is adjacent to Assembly.
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 Controls Length Climb
Yellow 8 1.6 km 70 m Young Juniors
Orange 12 2.5 km 100 m Slightly harder than Yellow
Red 14 4.1 km 160 m Beginner Adults
Light Green 12 2.9 km 130 m Some experience needed
Green 13 4.0 km 185 m Shortest technical
Blue 14 5.4 km 295 m Medium length technical
Brown 14 7.4 km 430 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 do not enter the open mountain but will cross a marsh. Conditions are very wet. The Orange course will have 1 taped leg. 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.
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.