Niamh Corbett finishes 4th in Europe!

Cork Orienteers’ Niamh Corbett finished 4th in the W16 race at the European Youth Orienteering Championships at Soria in Spain yesterday. The 14 year old demolished the opposition with a time of 49.25, just 4 minutes down on the winner, Katerina Chromá of the Czech Republic and 31 seconds down on third-placed Lucy Butt of Great Britain.
Reports suggest that the conditions were very warm (about 30 degrees)  with sunshine, thunder, lightning and rain. The W16 course is here. The courses had a tricky long leg up across a slope towards the end (6-7 on the W16).
You can see the full results here, and maps and routes here.

Irish results were
W16 (76)
4 Niamh Corbett
58 Cliona McCullough

M16 (86)
20 Alex Simonin
32 Jack Millar
62 Laurence Quinn
65 Mark Stephens

M18 (94
76 Josh O’Sullivan-Hourihan
85 Colm Moran
90 Cillin Corbett

In today’s Relays the M16’s finished a very good 14th place, just behing France, beating the British team for the second year running. Jack Millar ran a fantastic first leg, coming in in 6th place, ahead of eventual winners Denmark, second place Latvia and third place Russia. Niamh finished 10th on Leg 1 of the W16 relay. Relay results are here.

Here are some more photos of the team in action.

Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland