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Post Come and try it event at Hellfire Woods 20th Nov 2016
on: November 14, 2016, 16:30
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This Sunday the 20th ofThis Sunday the 20th of November Setanta Orienteers are hosting a non-league come and try it event at Hellfire Woods. The event will be signposted from Stocking Lane.
Start times will be between 11am-1pm and the courses will close at 2.30pm.

Parking will be in Hellfire Woods car park. Please follow the car park marshals instructions and keep in mind this is a popular recreational site and parking can be limited so park as tightly as you can to avoid the car park from filling up. Registration will be in the car park and the usual registration fee’s will be applied
Adults €8
Juniors/O.A.P’s/Students €5
Family rate €20 2xadults and 2xchildren
No charge for S.I hire (but don’t lose it please) Electronic Sportsident timing will be used.

The starts will be located in the lower forest in Massey’s Woods so please be careful crossing the road.
There will be three courses on offer

Long 4.4km        295m    15controls
Medium 2.5km    130m     11controls
Short 1.5km       60m       10controls

The short course is ideal for beginners and small children. The medium course is suitable for novices who wish to have a more challenging course than the short course. If you feel like you wish to run through the woods rather than just on the paths and tracks, then the medium may be for you. Both the short and medium courses will have control descriptions in English. The long course is more suitable for more experienced competitors. Both the short and medium courses are solely based in Massey’s Woods but the long course will cross the road and be in both Hellfire and Massey’s woods (again please be careful crossing the road).

Don’t forget to download after your event and some light refreshments will be waiting after your run at registration.

For any young kids looking for some guidance or training there will be a free training event before the start of the main event. Please follow the following link for full details.
https://www.orienteering.ie/forums?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=652
For anyone wishing to take part please meet in Hellfire car park at 9:45am. There will be three games planned with a fun aspect to learning and perfecting your map reading skills.

Angus
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Post Re: Come and try it event at Hellfire Woods 20th Nov 2016
on: November 14, 2016, 17:42
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Worth noting that the map has been extensively revised by Pat Healy with refinements by myself.

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Post Re: Come and try it event at Hellfire Woods 20th Nov 2016
on: November 20, 2016, 18:34
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Results
https://www.orienteering.ie/result2?oaction=moreResult&id=2835

My apologies to Colm, Kevin, Val and Laurence but I have re uploaded the routegadget file to correct the rootstock, so if you wouldn\'t mind uploading your route again...

Angus
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Post Re: Come and try it event at Hellfire Woods 20th Nov 2016
on: November 21, 2016, 12:45
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Have uploaded a tidied set of results.
Relatively large turnout with many scout troops. We were thin on the ground with helpers and we appreciate the patience shown at registration and the start. 80 rented cards were used which does slow things.
Great buzz in the wood, location was great, weather was great and the fun had was great. There was a large turnout for the junior training, so in all a great orienteering day.

Biggest issue was parking and the siginificant disruption to traffic. There is room to accommodate event parking in Massy\'s wood but such is the uncertainty (and past refusals) in securing access and keys from coillte that this was not persued for this event.

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