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Fingal Orienteers Scatter Series

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Our club’s scatter orienteering series returns with the first of 4 events in the series this weekend.

24/09/2023

Newbridge House

10/09/2023

DCU

03/09/2023

St. Anne's Park

27/08/2023

Santry Demesne

AT SANTRY DEMESNE, SUNDAY, 27th August 

Mass Start @ 12pm sharp

Family friendly event and suitable for beginners. 

Register online or in the car park on the day (card payments only) after 11:30

 How a scatter event works

  • 20 controls (orange flags with punches) scattered around the park.
  • 3 courses - either long, medium or short
  • The long course requires you to find any 18 out of 20 controls in any order you like
  • The medium course requires you to find 13 controls in any order
  • The short course requires you to find 8 controls in any order
  • Maps will only be handed out at the start line following a short event briefing. Relevant map details will be highlighted at this point. 

What to do

  • Go to the start area 10 minutes before 12pm and wait until your course is called. Long will go out first, followed by medium 2 minutes later and then short. Start line is 300 metres from Santry Park car park. Signs will direct you to start. The start kite is shown on the map with a purple triangle. 
  • When you have punched the required number of controls for the course you have selected (8 for short, 13 for medium, 18 for long), go to the finish and punch the finish control to stop the clock. Finish control will be located near the starting point and marked on the map with a double circle. 
  • The winner is the person who completes the course in the quickest time
  • Our scatter event is a league event so you get points when you arrive back. The winner of the league is the person who gets the most points in 3 out of 4 events. There will be a small prize-giving ceremony at the final event. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in long – women and men, Medium - women and men, and Juniors and Short, women and men and juniors. You must do the same course each week to be in with a chance of a prize.

Santry course notes 

  • Not every control is buggy friendly.
  • Beware of nettles – especially in the wooded areas. Leg cover is advised.
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Reminder that online entries for Santry event close at 23:00 tonight

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You should have been able to access live results all day.
Official results and routegatget are available now at
https://www.orienteering.ie/result2/?oaction=moreResult&id=22791

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While uploading the routegadget image file after the event I knocked 'something' out of kilter in relation to course start time. This has now been corrected and results re-uploaded.

Not sure what routegadget does with scatter courses but the planners are keen to see one or two if any of the competitors would like to upload.

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Just some further information for Newbridge House Demesne, next Sunday,  24th September. As you approach the park from the M1, along the R126, there will be a sign to the left  a few hundred metres short of the main park entrance. This road is Cobbe's Lane. And a secondary park entrance, along this road will be available for orienteering traffic. This will lead to an area for parking, registration,  start and finish. 

Please also note that ditches are very full with water and should not be crossed except at mapped  bridges or crossing points.

Note also, that entries close at 2300hrs Friday, 22nd September. 

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