Opinions Wanted - The Mourne Mountain Marathon committee is considering adding a 2 day score class to the event in line with many similar events. However, we are worried that it might not be worth or while, or worse that it might just steal people from the other classes, potentially making one or more unviable.
So we would like to canvass opinions from orienteers who like to do long events and who have either done an MM before or perhaps would do one if it had a score class. We could run the class like a Rogaine except that the gathering point would be at the overnight camp which would be least 15km from the Event Centre. Please feedback openly here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less
Orienteering Massy's Sprint O Irish Junior Squad fundraiser
Massy's Estate Hellfire Carpark
Suitable for all, beginners and experienced. Special fundraiser event using map converted to sprint standard. Scale 1:4000, contours 2.5m. Please donate genourously. Setanta Orienteers are covering all event costs. ALL monies taken on day go towards junior squad. www.orienteering.ie/category/junior_college 2 courses on offer planned by junior squad member Zoë Tyner 2.7km (shotest distance) 75m climb 1.8km (shortest distance) 20m climb The shorter course is technically easier and is suitable for beginners. SIAC contactless punching available, first IOA event to offer this and good practice for the JK the following week. The Leinster Champs are on the following day, organised by GEN on Mall Hill/Brockagh Laragh Co. Wicklow
Ballinacorney Orienteering Come & Try It
Setanta Orienteers are hosting a non-league come and try it event at Ballinascorney Woods on Sunday 19th March. Start times between 11am and 1pm. Directions from the M50: Exit the M50 at Junction 12, Ballycullen and proceed in the direction of Oldbawn and Tallaght. Drive past 2 roundabouts and at the next crossroads turn left onto the R114 heading towards Bohernabreena. Stay on the R114 for around 4.5km then take the left turn at the Stone Cross and follow the road for another 2.1km until you reach the forest entrance on your left. Parking is available along this good forest road please follow the parking marshals instructions when locating a parking space. There are a small number of spaces available on the main road also so if parking there please leave gaps between the cars at regular intervals to ensure the free flowing of traffic. Grid Reference: O 076 208 The event will be signposted from the Bohernabreena junction on the R114. Start times will be between 11am and 1pm. The courses close at 15:00pm sharp. There will be 3 Courses on offer: Course Length Climb Controls Short 2.0km 75m 8 Medium 3.2km 180m 12 Long 6.2km 290m 16 Map Scale: 1:7,500, Contours: 5m. Course Fees are as follows: Adults €8 Juniors/O.A.P’s/Students €5 Family rate €20 (max 2 adults) The short course is ideal for beginners and small children. The medium course is suitable for novices who wish to have a more challenging course that includes a run through the woods rather than just on the paths and tracks. Both the short and medium courses will have control descriptions in English. The long course is suitable for more experienced competitors. The terrain will be mostly forest and felled forest. There are some unmarked motorcycle tracks and machinery tracks and it is quite muddy in places. Don’t forget to download after your event and some light refreshments will be available after your run at registration. Any Scout Leaders thinking of bringing a group of Scouts, please contact the Planner or Organiser in advance in order to get an idea of numbers. Planner: Eileen Walsh 087 616 4244 Controller: Melanie Walsh and Frank Brazil Organiser: Melanie Walsh 087 841 9517