Don't forget to get your entries in. Early bird entries end on 31st of may. Early bird entry guarantees a free long sleeve technical 20th anniversary rogaine jersey. Price includes setanta orienteers famous post race BBQ. ... See MoreSee Less
Ballyward near Blessington Leinster League no.6 New Map
Details including directions on club website setantaorienteers.org/events/ballyward-leinster-league/ A chance to run where only legendary orienteering dinosaurs have roamed before (with apologies to all the fun-loving legendary orienteering dinosaurs out there who have been to Ballyward previously). Ballyward, last mapped in 1972, is the location for the sixth Leinster League event this year. For those of you who may not have been there before, and that might be a few of you, Ballyward is a medium sized very runnable wood with a great mix of linear and point features, and without one single bramble. It’s one not to be missed. Course details are;- Brown 6.7km 150m climb Blue 5.7km 135m climb Green 4.7km 110m climb Light Green 4.0km 90m climb Red 4.5km 90m climb Orange 2.9km 75m climb Yellow 2.1km 50m climb The map has been updated for the event by Pat Healy. Coillte have already started to fell a small part of the forest and this has been mapped in purple as a dangerous area. Only the forest road through this section should be used. Get there before they fell any more! Maps will be printed on waterproof paper, are A4 in size with 1:10,00 scale and 5m contour interval. Start time between 11:00am and 1:00pm with courses closing at 3:00pm. Sportident timing will be used. For those without an SI card, the cost of hiring a card is €2 with a charge of €40 if it is lost by the competitor (so don’t lose it). Cost of entry is as follows;- IOA club members: Senior €8, Junior/Student/OAP/Unwaged €5, Family (two seniors max.) €20 Non IOA club members: Senior €10, Junior/Student/OAP/Unwaged €7, Family (two seniors max.) €25 [Non IOA member surcharge allows, for insurance purposes, that the competitor is a member of the IOA for the duration of the event] The event is at grid ref O 041 147 and will be signposted from Manor Kilbride. Important note: Parking will be along the forest roads. The laneway into the forest is over 400m long and is a single track. Therefore, all cars must be in the forest on or before 12:30pm. No car can leave the wood until after 12:30pm. Please obey the parking officials. Your co-operation with this necessary arrangement is greatly appreciated.
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