Stone Cross to Lug Relay, September 26th 2009. There’s a sweet dip at Sally Gap crossroads that drops the first leg runner into the changeover, ending the hour and half battle from Ballinascorney over Seefingan and Kippure. Sweeter still for Mike Long knowing that he had left three Setanta teams in his wake and set up the lead. One – nil for Ajax. Drifting wide in the forest Shane Enright
Four regional Championships are coming up between now and the end of November and closing dates are approaching fast. Northern Ireland Championships The Northern ireland Championships on October 3rd/4th have a latest entry date on next Monday, September 28th. Looking at the entry list (see here) shows numbers so far to be small enough. The event is combined with the Senior Home International, the Ireland v England v Scotland v
Mountain Meitheal invade Cruagh Wood Sunday morning, Kevin kneels in Cruagh Wood beating the hell out of an upturned wheelbarrow. “I’ll fix this for you Peter.., you didn’t know I used to be a panel beater.” He’s using the sort of hatchet I last saw a Red Indian laying into some unfortunate cowboy with in a movie. The tomahawk slams in again ..I don’t argue. Despite Kevin’s efforts I
The World Orienteering Championships, now an annual event, is the competitive pinnacle of our sport. This year the Irish team travelled to Hungary in August to face the challange. Here the team tell us how they fared in the different disciplines. Well done and thanks to Dave Healy, Shane Lynch, Neil Dobbs, Ciara Largey, Ros Hussey, Colm Hill, Ruairí Short and Nick Simonin. We also had representatives at the World


Marcus Geoghegan was one of a party of Irish orienteers who dared to go to Transylvania during the summer for a 3-Day … This is going to be easy. If I run as fast as I can and concentrate on the navigation then I should be able to make up for yesterday’s mistake and get into the chasing start on day three. After all, confusing a five metre deep erosion
The next Training weekend will be in Dublin/Wicklow on 10-11 October, including Time trials in Phoenix Park. Accommodation on Saturday night in Knockree hostel near Bray.
JHI 2009 was run on highly technical forested sand dunes at Newborough on Anglesey, Wales. Two Irish juniors made podium places in the Individual – W14 Niamh Corbett & W16 Aine McCann. See the TIO blog for a report by John McCullough who was helping out at the weekend.
In a closely contested weekend of orienteering, the Welsh team increased their overnight lead of 3 points to finish 8 points clear of Ireland at the Ward Junior Home International last weekend. The competition was staged over two days on the complex forested sand dunes of Newborough on the island of Anglesey in Wales. This competition, for M and W 14, 16 and 18 classes, gives juniors a taste of
Since the last instalment, we’ve had lots of high quality orienteering and some excellent results. Over the summer Irish teams have run at the European Youth Championships in Serbia, the Junior World Championships in Italy, and the World Championships (& Trail-O Championships) in Hungary. We’ve also had runners in the big summer races like the Swedish 5-Day and the Scottish 6-Day. At home we had the Setanta Rogaine and the