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Orienteering Ireland and its clubs, in collaboration with a number of the local sports partnerships around the country, are hosting a series of orienteering events during Her Outdoors Week 8 – 14th August 2022, with many of the events being run in conjunction with the MapRun6 app. HER Outdoors Week aims to celebrate and encourage more females to get out and enjoy the benefits of being in the outdoors while bringing
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
Cara – Sport Inclusion Ireland held its inaugural Go all Out week last week and Orienteering Ireland was delighted to have been part of it. We hosted a MapRun event at Mungret Inclusion Park in Limerick, in conjunction with Limerick Sports Partnership, where we welcomed participants from a variety of disability service providers. Fingal Orienteering Club, in conjunction with Fingal County Council sport office, faciliated an event in Millennium Park
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
So JWOC 2022 part 1 is over. Everyone had great fun and enjoyed the challenges, the weather, forest race cancellations and the social aspect.Part one ended with a great party last night and everyone is making their way back to Ireland.Almost all runners will be heading to the O-Ringen next week. We will meet our newly made friends from all over the world again. It was a bit of a
The last day of JWOC part 1 promised to be spectacular. The men’s relay started first with Eoghan, Darragh and Liam. Followed an hour later by the girls with Aoife, Cliodhna and Netta (Israel). This was a mixed Irish/Israeli team.Temperatures were again in their mid to high 30s. Humidity at 10%. The course for both were equally long with 4.3km and 110m climb.About 40% through the race, the runners came
This year, after a gap of 7 years, Ireland will again be represented in Mountain Biking at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships which are taking place over the coming days in Falun, Sweden. Niall McCarthy (BOC) will be taking part in all the individual races. 15/7 Middle Distance 16/7 Relay 17/7 Long Distance 19/7 Sprint 20/7 Mass start For event updates visit the event website or the IOF’s Live
Update from Jens Waechter at JWOC Check out some great photos from JWOC As there is severe heat in Portugal, mid to high 30s every day, the government has issued a red alert for forest fires. No forest activities were allowed, hence the JWOC organisation had to scramble to pull off a new event within 48 hours. First ever sprint relay. Aoife, Eoghan, Darragh and Cliodhna made up the team.
The Junior Team for JWOC have been training in Portugal for a few weeks ahead of the Junior World Orienteering Championships with races starting on Monday 11th July with Sprint races. Unfortunately the team were set with another challenge pre race when the JWOC organisers were forced to postpone the Forest races due to take place on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. The high temperatures which hit