Squad training weekend: Squad program
*This timetable is for the senior squad only. For open training, see separate blog post*
Senior squad training weekend, program of events.
October 20th – 21st, Tollymore-Carlingford
Location map for weekend.
10 am Training at Meelmore/Lukes Mountain. One course, 7.9km/330m climb, open mountain. There is a charge at the Meelmore Lodge carpark (£4). Carpool where possible.
12pm Lunch (bring your own!) and Training analysis
Ed Niland has very generously offered post-training massage
2 pm Hill-run to Donard or fell-run, route dependent on weather conditions
4.15 pm Micro Orienteering at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
6 pm Dinner at Tollymore Centre
7:30 pm Introduction by IOA high performance director, Darren Burke
Talk: ‘How I developed my orienteering technique’ Thierry Gueorgiou
Raffle for a Silva Alpha headlamp, kindly donated by IOA communications
11 am – 1 pm Leinster Spring Cup event on Carlingford.
Approx. 1 hour drive from Annalong accommodation. All men have been entered for the brown course (11k m/44 5m climb and 1:15,000 scale) and all women on the Blue (7.2 km, 250m climb). To change, just ask the organisers on the day. Entries have been pre-paid for those staying overnight.
Junior squad members are welcome to take part in any of the training sessions free-of-charge.
Showers are available on Saturday free-of-charge at the Tollymore centre and in our accommodation nearby. Accommodation is at the Cornmill Quay cottages. IMPORTANT! Each cottage is responsible for buying its own breakfast food – please arrange amongst yourselves. You could also buy lunch things for Sat/Sunday – again, arrange with those you are sharing with. The sharing arrangements are below.
Double room: Ailbhe, Rob O’S
Bunk beds: Conor, Colm M, Anton, Josh
Double room: Thierry
Bunk beds: Kieran, Rob McE
Single bed: Darren
Double room: Niamh, Caoimhe
Bunk beds: Seamus, Kevin
Single bed: (Fri) Ruth; (Sat) Henrik
Double bed: Susan, Olivia
Single bed: Ed
Dorms: Finn, Camera-woman
Help will be needed during the day for the open training sessions, collecting controls, etc.
Carpooling is encouraged. If you can offer lifts or need a lift, use the senior squad facebook page.
Thanks to the IOA for their generous financial assistance for this weekend. A number of people have helped to make this weekend possible – thanks to Susan Lambe, Philip Baxter, Darren Burke, Thierry Gueorgiou, Mary Knight and Allan Bogle.