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Training When I came to Sweden in August, I was lucky that Sweden didn’t have very many COVID restrictions. Therefore, training and competitions were still allowed to happen as long as groups no larger than 50 people were in one place at one time. This was really good news for me because OK Ravinen had two training sessions a week at that stage; technical training on a Tuesday, and some […]
The Senior Home Internationals, cancelled earlier this year due to covid-19, took on a new look as athletes flocked to their computers in order to race virtually!Ireland have fought good battles with Wales over the last number of years for 3rd spot, as Scotland & England battle for the true crown, some ways up the road.But this year, the opportunity for greatness arose, could Ireland rise to the challenge?With physical […]
We have a date for the first of our MapRunF workshops for Club Orienteers. The date is Nov 18th at 7pm. It is likely to last 90 mins. (We will be using Zoom). This workshop is for those who want to learn how to create MapRunF courses rather than those wanting to use MapRunF courses. The plan is that the workshop will happen every 2 weeks over 2 months. Each […]
My Job Hi again! I hope you enjoyed reading my introduction last week about my time in Sweden. This week, I thought I would let you know about my job and the great people who have taken me in and made me such a part of their family! I run for OK Ravinen (along with UCDO and my British club, Moravian Orienteers) who are a Swedish orienteering club based in […]
An introduction Hi! For those of you who don’t know me, I am Kathryn, a 21-year-old orienteer from the North of Scotland who moved to Dublin three years ago to study Veterinary Medicine at UCD. Since then I have really enjoyed running for UCDO in various orienteering events around Dublin and Ireland. However, this year has given me a different kind of adventure. I planned to take six months off […]
So we’re on level 5 for the next six weeks and as orienteers we are never known to sit down for long or leave our minds at rest…… So, It’s competition time! Six weeks and 12 letters make up the word o-r-i-e-n-t-e-e-r-i-n-g. The challenge is to literally put Orienteering on the Map! Over the next six weeks we’d love to see you run, walk or jog the letters of orienteering […]
The above table shows the allowed activities at each level. A number of exceptions to the general restrictions have been made recently for Level 5. They are that it is allowed”… to take school aged children to permitted training…” . The permitted training is ” .. non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15″. Full details of these exceptions are at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/
The IOA have been working over the last number of months to find ways of engaging with the orienteering community while we are not able to hold physical events.  The juniors were the first to have the Zoom orienteering experience and it was a great success.  We hope to extend these sessions not only for the juniors but for the wider orienteering community in the coming months.  Currently we have […]
As the entire country will be at Level 3 of Living with Covid-19 from midnight tonight (6 Oct 2020), this will impart our schedule of Orienteering Events. You will know from our previous advice that this means Orienteering Events are cancelled but Closed Training sessions and DIY orienteering can take place. The full advice is here This will be very disappointing for the event planners, controllers and organisers who have […]
Two events this weekend a come and try it with Bishopstown at Tramore Valley park and also the continuation of the Maprun urban series with Waterford Orienteers. Both the Sunday  events have courses for both beginners and experienced orienteers. The Thurles event will be using the phone app MaprunF, which needs to be downloaded before you set off. More details on how it works can be found here. Newcomers are […]