Pre-entry has opened for the upcoming Spring Leinster League event at Fauna Wood on Sunday, 12th March, and will close again on Friday, March 10th at 23.00pm. Fauna Wood is in West Wicklow, south of the village of Donard and near the Glen of Imaal, grid reference: S 933951. It is a typical Wicklow forest and is similar to some of the forests where the Irish Championships will take place. This forest is very runnable in places, with a few rough patches, and there are plenty of forest roads. Start times will be between 11am-1pm. Seven courses will be available, and provisional course lengths are as follows; Brown-9km, Blue- 7km, Green- 4.6km, Light Green -3.4km, Red- 4.8km, Orange-3.5km, Yellow-2.2km. SIAC will be enabled. This event will be signposted from the N81 at the turnoff for Donard at the Old Tollhouse.
The Fauna wood event is a Women- in- sport event, and Kathryn Walley has agreed to run a special introductory session at 10.30am for beginners. The link to the event is here; https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/women-in-sport-week-intro-to-orienteering-donard-co-wicklow-tickets-565681557767
A reminder to everyone that pre-entry for the Fauna Wood, Co. Wicklow event this coming Sunday is tomorrow, Friday, at 23.00pm.
Fauna Breaking News - controls are out, but there has been some more felling in the last week.
Very little snow in Fauna today, will probably be gone tomorrow.
Can we encourage all to upload or draw your route on Routegadget. Very interesting to see how competitors chose routes on the various courses.