Oughaval

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Date Sunday, 14/11/2021
Venue Oughaval
Address Stradbally, Co.Laois
Event Format Leinster League
Club Website Curragh-Naas Orienteering Club
Start Times 11:00 - 13:00
Signposted From N80 Port Laoise/Carlow Road
Contact cnoc@orienteering.ie
Grid reference S 585 951
Latitude 53.0034612425886
Longitude -7.12845586891809
Pricing

Adults: €8 / person
Children: €5 / child
Student: €5 / student
Unwaged: €5 / person
OAP: €5 / person
Family Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 5 family members / family)

Summary Pleasant runnable forest with paths
Notes

Our next CNOC event (and first one post-Covid restrictions) takes place at Oughaval Woods, outside Stradbally, Co. Laois, this coming Sunday 14th November. Start times available from 11am to 1am. 

The location is here: 

https://www.google.com/maps/search/oughaval+woods/@53.0045822,-7.1266803,18z/data=!3m1!4b1

Whether you are a complete novice, a family, or a seasoned veteran, there is a course to suit. If you are new to orienteering, drop us an email beforehand, or ask us on the day (at the event) for advice. I'd suggest beginner children or families start on the Yellow course, and beginner adults could try the Red course - both are technically easy, the only difference being the length/climb involved.

Specifically, the course details are as follows: 

Course         Controls  Length  Climb
Yellow          10            2.1 km    70 m
Orange          9             2.0 km    70 m
Red              11            5.0 km    145 m
Light Green   10           2.9 km    100 m
Short Green  10            2.6 km    80 m
Green           14            5.1 km    160 m
Blue             18            6.0 km    220 m
Brown          18            7.5 km    330 m

Start and finish are adjacent to the car park. There may be some small map corrections available to view at the start for longer courses (the maps were printed for the original event in March 2020, which never happened). In general, the forest is in good condition.

Entries are available up to Friday night @ midnight  - There won't be any entries available on the day - registration tent will only be for SI rental pickup, and result downloads.

If you need to hire an SI card, you can indicate this on the entry form - these will be preallocated, and can be collected at registration, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!

If you are planning on bringing a group, it would be imperative to contact us ahead of time, so we can ensure we print enough maps, etc.

Difficulty rating Paths through generally runnable forest
PreEntry

Enter online on orienteering.ie

Entries open on 08/11/2021 @ 11:00 AM
Entries End 12/11/2021 @ 23:59 PM
Participants limit 250
Remaining Entries 121

Results from previous events held near here

07/12/2008 Stradbally
08/03/2015 Oughaval
25/03/2018 Oughaval
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