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Events all cancelled: nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.This is the first Easter since 2005, that we haven’t packed our CNOC tops, compasses and trail shoes to head overseas for ‘a festival of orienteering’. What to do on this ‘Not so Good Friday’? My attention was drawn to “Lockdown Orienteering” and without much thought or due recognition of the fact that I’m not a ‘Gamer’, I signed up! What
I have had my eye on this app for a while and with the current restrictions in place and my access to a brilliant local map within my 2km zone (thanks to Pat and Conall) I decided to put a bit of work into trialing the Australian orienteering app MaprunF. The MaprunF app claims to make it easier to try GPS-Orienteering Yourself, as well as quick to start an event
“Are you going to the JK?”.“Sorry? The what?”It is spring 1976. Martin Mulligan, one of the founder members of UCDO, asked me this in the college library. I had only really started orienteering the previous year and I had never heard of Jan Kjellstrom or the JK, the big British event named in his honour. Of course I’d have loved to go to the Lake District but, sadly, you had
While the vast majority of us are in so-called lockdown right now during the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in various ways, I have been asked to give you an insight into how life is in Norway these days and more specifically orienteering. While most of our daily lives are also based from home right now in Norway we are lucky enough to still be able to get outside into nature
Here are some Orienteering activities you might be able to adapt for your home or garden. If you have a big field you can use, you’ll make the city dwellers jealous. These 5 activities are from our Ready to go Orienteering programme for schools. Follow this link to a description of the game and some printables. Let us know how you get on. https://www.orienteering.ie/orienteering-education-resources
A message from Mary Healy of GEN orienteers. We hope all the orienteering community and their loved ones are keeping safe and healthy and coping with these strange and challenging times we find ourselves in.  This 2km radius can be very restrictive to those of us who are more used to running out on the mountains and forests.  The prospect of many more kms of path/road running may not fill
A message from the organisers of the Irish Orienteering Championships. ” With regret we announce the cancellation of IOC 2020. After consultation with the IOA, we will now be hosting IOC 2021 on the May Bank Holiday Weekend next year instead. For those who have entered, please check your email for details regarding entry fees.” Thanks to the organising clubs (KerryO and CorkO) for all the work they have already
The committee of the Irish Orienteering Association has made the decision to cancel all orienteering events in April. This is the unfortunate outcome from Covid19 and a necessary step to ensure the safety of all. The status of event cancellations will be reviewed monthly by the committee , so keep an eye on communications. Debbie has posted some good alternatives that maintain social distancing at; Get out Get orienteering! Take
Whilst we are all practicing social distancing, there is no need to let this stop you orienteering or even getting you started with a new family friendly sport! After all, we also need to maintain our mental and physical health in these difficult times. Permanent Orienteering courses Permanent Orienteering courses (POC) can be used by anyone from beginners to the more advanced orienteer. Many of the locations have a range
In light of the currently evolving situation with regard to the spread of coronavirus, the impact this is expected to have and resulting restrictions put in place in Ireland and internationally the selectors feel that the previously published selection criteria for Irish teams may need some adaptation.Orienteering (and other sporting events) have been cancelled in Ireland until 29th March and the Leinster Championships have been postponed until the autumn.  There