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Post Phoenix Park Night-O - Saturday 22nd January
on: January 4, 2022, 12:16
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The "Dublin by Night" Phoenix Park event on Saturday 8th January has been postponed to Saturday 22nd January due to circumstances outside the organiser's control.

Enter via the Orienteering Ireland fixtures page until Thursday 20th January.

John McC

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Post Phoenix Park Night-O - Saturday 22nd January
on: January 13, 2022, 14:23
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Here is some more information about the Phoenix Park night event on 22nd January: Dublin by Night (DBN) event #2.

Pre-entry only, via the IOA Fixtures page here. Two courses,  7 km and 4 km. Under-16's allowed if accompanied by an adult. (Hopefully the adult will be able to keep up). Entries are open now and they will close just before midnight on Thursday 20th January. Please enter early if you can so we will know how many maps to print.

Current Covid regulations will apply. For this reason the traditional tea and biscuits etc inside won't feature this year. If you finish early enough you can pop in to the Hole in the Wall for refreshment. Pubs close at 8 pm.

The start and finish will be inside the Phoenix Park at the Hole in the Wall pub on Blackhorse Avenue. You can enter and leave the Park via the Cabra gate or the Ashtown gate or you can use the pedestrian gate beside the pub.

Public transport: Dublin Bus routes 37, 38, 39, 122 to stop no. 1662 Navan Road/Baggot Road junction and walk.

See location map here.

SportIdent timing with SIAC contactless punching except at Start and Finish. Premarked maps on waterproof paper. A4 1:10000 with control descriptions on the map.

Please be careful crossing the main road in the park: both courses will cross this road.

The next DBN event will be a week later (29th January) at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra. There's also orienteering at Donadea, Co. Kildare on Sunday 22nd.

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Post Re: Phoenix Park Night-O - Saturday 22nd January
on: January 22, 2022, 22:29
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Thanks to everyone who came to the Dublin by Night event in the Phoenix Park. It wasn't the most interesting part of the area but the section north of the main road is a part of the Park that hasn't been used for a good many years. The results and Routegadget are both up on the Orienteering Ireland results page here. Please put in your routes so the other competitors can follow the action.

There was some lost property left behind at Download: a blue aluminium drinks bottle and a pair of black-framed Franzen orienteering glasses. If these are yours, e-mail 3roc@orienteering.ie to arrange collection. We'll have them at next Saturday's night event at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, on January 29th.

On a historical note, when we started running night events in the Phoenix Park maybe 30 years ago, we always chose a night with a full moon since we were all running with bicycle lamps and feeble hand torches. Nowadays lighting technology has moved on a lot so we don't need to make allowances like that any more.

Entries for next Saturday's night-O are open until just before midnight on Thursday on the Orienteering Ireland fixtures page here. There will be two courses of about 3.0 and 1.5 km by straight lines, with lots of controls.

 

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Post Re: Phoenix Park Night-O - Saturday 22nd January
on: January 24, 2022, 12:34
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Hi John (& Nora/Lindie & other 3ROCkers),

Many thanks for a very enjoyable run around the park on Saturday evening. Beautiful evening for it topped off with a celebratory freedom pint in the Hole in the Wall pub!

The entire park herd of deer blocked my way out of control 13 - I wasn't going to run through them so took a minute or two to take a video which you can check out on https://www.facebook.com/genorienteering (no login needed).

 

Thanks again!!

 

 

Gavan

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