Cronybyrne, Ballinastraw, Vale of Clara

Date Sunday, 27/02/2022
Venue Cronybyrne, Ballinastraw, Vale of Clara
Event Format Leinster League
Club Website Ajax Orienteering Club
Start Times 10:30 - 12:30
Signposted From Rathdrum
Contact Donal Wickham -
Latitude/Longitude 52.944360, -6.239382
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Adults: €8 / person
Children: €5 / child
Student: €5 / student
Family Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 5 family members / family)

Summary The Vale of Clara Nature Reserve contains one of the largest stands of semi-natural native hardwoods in the country. The area has many paths and is rich in rock and contour detail. The nature reserve is bisected by a tributary of the Avonmore river. The stream has a steep slope on the southern side. The terrain and path network give many route-choice options. Runability underfoot in ‘white’ forest is generally fast. In places, billberry bushes can impede running speed. Where running speed is significantly impacted by billberry growth the ‘undergrowth – slow running’ screen is used to indicate this. Where billberry growth is particularly dense the ‘undergrowth – walk’ screen is used. There are virtually no brambles in the forest.

The usual range of Leinster League courses will be available - further details including parking etc are available at Ajax Orienteering & Hill Running Club (  Entries online only.  Please note that there is a limit of 150 competitors for this event and once this limit is reached no further entries will be accepted - so enter early to ensure a spot!  Courses close at 14:30.

Difficulty rating 5/10 Paths through mostly runnable forest with some rough parts

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Entries open on 14/02/2022 @ 19:00 PM
Entries End 25/02/2022 @ 17:52 PM
Participants limit 156
Remaining Entries 1
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