Senior Home Internationals 2022

The SHI is taking place over the weekend in England. Relays are on Saturday near Guildford and the individual race is on a new map in the New Forest on Sunday. 

Best of luck to all the team!

Team is as follows.

M20

 Dan Earnshaw

 Eoin Simpson (relay only)

W20

 Ellie Simpson (relay only) 

M21

 Aidan McCullough

 Conor Short

 Darren Burke

 Laurence Quinn

 Paul Pruzina

 Ruairi Short

W21

 Niamh Corbett

 Róisin Long

 Toni O’Donovan

Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates.

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Fuelling & Hydration Webinar Registration

Oct 20th 7pm to 8pm

Jens Waechter has brilliantly set up a Webinar with Precision Hydration to have a chat about Fuelling and Hydration, this chat is aimed at the Elite Team but is open to everyone and we are sure there is something everyone can take away.

Precision hydration helps some of the best athletes to nail their fuelling and hydration. The team is made up of sports scientists developing a simple and effective way to help athletes understand and manage their individual hydration needs. 

It would be great if everyone could have at least 3 questions related to sport fuelling to help steer the conversation and tailor the webinar to individual needs.

Sign up below.


Intro to Orienteering – 6 Week Course

A 6-week structured coaching program that will give new participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle any orienteering course.

Overview

This course will take place over a 6 week period, starting Sunday 4th September and running weekly (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Sept and 2nd, 9th Oct). Each session will begin at 11am and run for approx. 2 hours

The course will contain a mix of 4 club events including coaching beforehand and 2 sessions of specific coaching to refine your skills!

The course will be at a different location each week, including Newbridge House, Ardgillan Demesne, Malahide Castle, Poppintree Park, Bray Head and St Anne’s Park.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for first time and beginner orienteers looking to build confidence and navigation skills. This course is suitable for walkers, joggers, or competitive runners.

Note: this course is for Over 18s only

What will I learn?

By attending this 6 week program you will learn all the skills necessary to be able to comfortably complete an orienteering course by yourself. These skills include:

  • Orientating the map.
  • Recognising and identifying features on an orienteering map.
  • Recognising simple contour features.
  • Understanding the colour system used on orienteering maps.
  • Understanding scale and distance between features on the map.
  • How to use the MapRun app and orienteer in your own time.

As well as many other skills to enable you to successfully navigate a cross-country orienteering course.

Fee

The fee for the course is €79 and covers experienced coaching from qualified instructors, entry to 4 orienteering events, gear rental and maps.

Book your spot here!

If you know anyone that may be interested please share the link!

Email markstephens@orienteering.ie with any questions.

Victory at the Italian North West Cup

Caroline Murray (BOC) won an emphatic victory (two firsts and a forth) in some very hot conditions over the three days. Sprint, Middle and Long Distance. Well done Caroline!

For anyone that isn’t familiar with the competition it is a 3-day orienteering event in the heart of the Olympic mountains in Italy, and if you are interested in having a look at the maps, results and GPS tracks you can find them here and search for NWC 2022.

Honourable mention also goes to Joshua Hoare who came 5th in M18 and Terence Hoare was 8th in the M50 class, very impressive results all round.

June 18th/19th: Orienteering Instructor Level 1

Dates for the next Level 1 Instructor Course are 18th – 19th June (Saturday and Sunday)

Upon completion of the training course, candidates will be required to log teaching hours and complete a practical teaching assessment to qualify as an Orienteering Ireland Level 1 Orienteering Instructor.

Prerequisites

Candidates should have a basic knowledge of the sport, including some event experience, ideally this should consist of a minimum of three public events on Orange or Red courses.

Course Overview

  • Explore a range of activities suitable for the introduction of orienteering in the classroom, school grounds and in local parks and woods.
  • Plan and deliver sessions that develop basic understanding of orienteering skills & navigation techniques.
  • Be introduced to the Orienteering Ireland Orienteering Ability Awards as a progressive scheme for the advancement of skills in novice and beginner participants.
  • Become familiar with equipment and skills necessary to organise orienteering activities.
  • Learn to carry out risk assessments and use these in conjunction with the orienteering venue terrain guide.
  • Use course planning tools to organise simple orienteering activities in private grounds, parks and small woods.

Book your place

Here is the link for the instructor training course on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/320714173727

More info can be found on the Orienteering Education page here: https://www.orienteering.ie/orienteering-education-resource/education-courses/

Tollymore Festival of Orienteering

You are warmly invited to the Tollymore Festival of Orienteering 2022.

The festival is now in its 13th year and is recognised across the island of Ireland as being a true celebration of our sport and community. The Tollymore Festival of O is about bringing the people of our sport together to connect, reconnect, enjoy the craic and, of course, enjoy quality orienteering!

For 2022, LVO have an exciting weekend of orienteering and activities based in the Newcastle area with camping and Barbeque at Tollymore Forest Park. The events and activities will take us beyond our base camp, we even have two brand new maps for you to explore!

Everyone is welcome to attend, from any club, anywhere.

Schedule of Activities

Orienteering

Friday 24th June 2022 Urban orienteering at Dundrum, Co.Down

This is the first event to be staged on a new map of Dundrum village with its splendid scenery of Dundrum Bay with the Mourne Mountains as a backdrop. More information and to enter click here.

Saturday 25th June 2022 NIOA Colour Series, Castlewellan Forest Park

We return to Castlewellan with a new map.  The addition of additional mountain bike trails, felling and changes in undergrowth meant that it has been a few years since we were able to host larger orienteering events in the forest. For more information and to enter  click here.

Sunday 26th June 2022 – Score, Tollymore

The Sunday morning sees a fun score event adjacent to the campsite at Tollymore, free to enter. There will also be a separate fun event for younger juniors (white/yellow standard). More information and to enter  click here.

MapRun6

If you want even more of an orienteering fix, then there are also three MapRun6 courses available in Newcastle, two linear courses of orange standard and a Scatter Course (like a score but without a time limit), for details see: https://www.niorienteering.org.uk/diy-orienteering-in-co-down/

Camping

Camping is available in the Tollymore Forest family camping field from Friday through to Sunday at a reduced cost of £7 per adult with under 16s free when accompanied by an adult.

Toilet and shower facilities are adjacent to the campsite.

Barbeque

The Barbeque will be at 18:00 on Saturday and will be provided by The Mulberry Tree. Please indicate on SI Entries your preference for meat or vegetarian. We encourage you  to bring your own cups, plates and cutlery to reduce single use plastic.

Barbeque costs £14 for adult and £7 for juniors under 12.

Boules

There will be a Boules knock out tournament – if you have a set of boules please bring them with you and we can run several matches at the same time.

Booking and Entry

Booking for the BBQ and Camping are available by clicking the Enter Online button below. If you are just attending the Social then select “Social Only” at the bottom of the course list on the first page. You do not need to enter the event. If you are entering NICS4 event as well then you can select a course first then add any number of camping and/or BBQ tickets at the end of your entry.

Link to enter Dundrum Urban

Location

Tollymore Forest Park
Campsite
Newcastle
BT33 0PW

Hope to see you there!

World Orienteering Day

In May 2022, between the dates May 11th and May 17th, any activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event.

During this time there are also deals on Str8 Compasses, OCAD Cartography and Orienteering Tops! To register an event and to get access to these deals head over to https://worldorienteeringday.com/

The International Orienteering Federation’s goals regarding this annual event are as follows:
Increasing the visibility and accessibility of orienteering to young people, increasing the number of participants both in the schools’ activities, as well and in the clubs’ activities in all countries of National Federations, helping teachers to implement orienteering in a fun and educational way and to get more new countries to take part in orienteering.

Let’s get as many people out Orienteering this week as possible.

Good luck and have fun!

Orienteering through MapRun – How to get started

We are happy to announce the release of our new MapRun Instructional Video.

This video will guide you through the app and give you all the information you need to get out on your first MapRun course!

Follow this link for courses near you, downloadable maps and written instructions – https://www.orienteering.ie/what-is-orienteering/maprun/

Big thanks to all involved!

How to get started with MapRun

Upcoming Level 1 Basic Instructor Course

Dates for the next Level 1 Instructor Course are 18th – 19th June (Saturday and Sunday)

Upon completion of the training course, candidates will be required to log teaching hours and complete a practical teaching assessment to qualify as an Orienteering Ireland Level 1 Orienteering Instructor.

Prerequisites

Candidates should have a basic knowledge of the sport, including some event experience, ideally this should consist of a minimum of three public events on Orange or Red courses.

Course Overview

  • Explore a range of activities suitable for the introduction of orienteering in the classroom, school grounds and in local parks and woods.
  • Plan and deliver sessions that develop basic understanding of orienteering skills & navigation techniques.
  • Be introduced to the Orienteering Ireland Orienteering Ability Awards as a progressive scheme for the advancement of skills in novice and beginner participants.
  • Become familiar with equipment and skills necessary to organise orienteering activities.
  • Learn to carry out risk assessments and use these in conjunction with the orienteering venue terrain guide.
  • Use course planning tools to organise simple orienteering activities in private grounds, parks and small woods.

Book your place

Here is the link for the instructor training course on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/320714173727

More info can be found on the Orienteering Education page here: https://www.orienteering.ie/orienteering-education-resource/education-courses/

Orienteering in Ireland
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    Irish Sport HQ
    Blanchardstown
    D15 DY62
    Ireland
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  • info@orienteering.ie