Orienteering events until June 22nd

All newcomers are welcome to these events, explain at Registration that you are a beginner and they will advise you about a suitable course.

Tuesday, 17th June James’s Fort, Kinsale, Co. Cork CorkO Summer League Cork
Tuesday, 17th June Hollywood, Co. Wicklow CNOC Summer Evening Series Curragh-Naas
Sunday, 22nd June Lough Hyne Wood, Cork Family Day Bishopstown
Sunday, 22nd June Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event Fingal

James’ Fort, Kinsale

The sixth event in the Cork Orienteering Club Summer League will take place in James’ Fort, Kinsale on TUESDAY JUNE 17TH.

The James’ Fort map was updated last year and now complies with the International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps (ISSOM). Sprint orienteering is all about rapid decision making and the compact nature of this open area will no doubt have you zigzagging around the historic fort. With the Dock beach as part of the map it provides an ideal spot for a post run cool down with a paddle in the water or a relaxing picnic. So why not come prepared and make the most of the long bright evening.

Presently 14 people have attended all our league events to date and if any of these make it to James’ Fort they will become league finishers and will be the first to earn one of our specially designed league finisher technical t-shirts which will be given to all league finishers at the end of the summer.
At the half way stage in the competitive events in the league it is Jonathan Lucey who is the leading man on the Long course with 18 points and Trishia O’Mahony is leading the way in the Ladies league with 16 points. On the Short course Chiara Bosonnet is the current league leader with 55 points.
You can check out the latest league tables here.
Be sure to find your Summer League nemesis and use the remaining events to overtake them in the league tables. I suppose a more pertinent question regarding next Tuesday’s event is will someone be able to deny Cillin Corbett his hat trick of wins in the 2014 Summer League?


Hollywood Orienteering and Barbecue

The final CNOC summer evening orienteering event is in Hollywood village in Co. Wicklow next Tuesday 17th June.

Orienteering start times 18:00 to 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30.
Don has planned two courses:
Adventure – 3 km fairly easy course with some sections in the forest.  There will be a 2.5 km version of this course suitable for buggies.
Score – get as many controls as possible in 50 minutes.  Score 10 points per control, penalty 10 points per minute or part minute over 50 mins.  No bonus for getting to all the controls but it should be possible…

We will have our usual near-midsummer barbeque at Tutty’s pub after the orienteering, though unusually the forecast is good!

You can just arrive and register on the evening, but it makes things much easier for the organisers if you pre-register to enter HERE.
Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a group.

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