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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
The Irish Junior Squad is in action at the European Youth Orienteering Championships this weekend. Long distance race is today (Saturday) with Gerry Browne first of the Irish, starting at 10:15 local time in Hungary. You can follow the action at https://orienteering.sport/event/european-youth-orienteering-championships/long/“
The 1st Sprint World Orienteering Championships starts on Sunday (June 26th) with the Sprint Relay, Tuesday (June 28th) sees the first Knockout Sprint competition at a World Championships, and the championships conclude on Thursday (June 30th) with the Sprint. In a change to the team selected, we will have a Sprint Relay team with Josh O’Sullivan Hourihan & Colm Moran being joined by Clodagh Moran & Eadaoin McCavana. Kevin O’Boyle
A hugely successful inaugural Sport Ireland National Development Officer Conference took place in Dublin on 8/9 June, which was attended by Orienteering Ireland’s coordinators Déirdre Ní Challanáin and Mark Stephens. They were part of a 160 strong delegate from National Governing Bodies, and Local Sports Partnerships from across Ireland, where the real focus over the duration of the conference was on collaboration and making connections. Presentations showcased the successes of