Keep in touch this summer …
You can keep in touch with all the international orienteering activity this summer on the internet. Irish orienteers are taking part in competitions across Europe, in countries including Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, France and the UK. We’ve already had teams at the European Youth Champs and the Junior World Champs.
For the Swedish 5-Day O-Ringen (July 24-30) , see here.
For the French 3-Day in Besancon (July 23-25), see here.
For the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Switzerland from July 31 – August 7, see here.
For the World Orienteering Championships in Norway (August 8-15) see here. (next year it’s in France in mid-August). The Irish Senior Squad blog is here. The Irish Elite page (with team profiles etc) ishere.
For the Lakes 5-Day in England (22 – 27 August), see here.
And please don’t forget to write about it when you get home!
Niamh Corbett finishes 4th in Europe!
Cork Orienteers’ Niamh Corbett finished 4th in the W16 race at the European Youth Orienteering Championships at Soria in Spain yesterday. The 14 year old demolished the opposition with a time of 49.25, just 4 minutes down on the winner, Katerina Chromá of the Czech Republic and 31 seconds down on third-placed Lucy Butt of Great Britain.
Reports suggest that the conditions were very warm (about 30 degrees) with sunshine, thunder, lightning and rain. The W16 course is here. The courses had a tricky long leg up across a slope towards the end (6-7 on the W16).
You can see the full results here, and maps and routes here.
Irish results were
4 Niamh Corbett
58 Cliona McCullough
20 Alex Simonin
32 Jack Millar
62 Laurence Quinn
65 Mark Stephens
76 Josh O’Sullivan-Hourihan
85 Colm Moran
90 Cillin Corbett
In today’s Relays the M16’s finished a very good 14th place, just behing France, beating the British team for the second year running. Jack Millar ran a fantastic first leg, coming in in 6th place, ahead of eventual winners Denmark, second place Latvia and third place Russia. Niamh finished 10th on Leg 1 of the W16 relay. Relay results are here.
Here are some more photos of the team in action.
Read about it and follow the live action here.
Good luck to you all!