Adventure, Orienteering Summer Series

The venue for the third Adventure and Orienteering Summer Series takes place on 29th May is near Monasterevin, the beautiful Hill Wood also known as Moore Abbey Wood located on the Athy Road at Monasterevin.

The venue for the third Adventure and Orienteering Summer Series takes place on 29th May is near Monasterevin, the beautiful Hill Wood also known as Moore Abbey Wood located on the Athy Road at Monasterevin.

Billy O’Neill is the planner and Pat Healy has revised the map for the event. The event is open to all and anyone seeking adventure is welcome especially beginners. There will be four courses the Medium and Long courses are more suitable for experienced orienteers and leg cover must be worn.

The short course is suitable for beginners and juniors.

The Adventure course approx 5kms is specially designed to encourage runners or walkers to try some adventure and “take the paths less trodden”. Special equipment is not needed and people can go in families, twos or individually.

Orienteering is the sport of navigation on foot with the aid of a map. Map reading is a key skill which can be developed with practice. Orienteers check in at control points set out in the forest. The control points are located so as to give both a mental and physical challenge and you must proceed in numerical order. Orienteering, trail running or walking are sports for all ages and are a lot of fun.

Curragh Event 15th May Results

Medium Course 4.7kms 9 controls: This proved to be a course suiting junior women as the winner was Caoimhe O’Boyle W16 in 32.11 minutes followed by Siobhan Delaney W16 in 33.19 with Aoife McCavanna W16 in 35 minutes. Dave Masterson was the first male in 34.29.

Long Course 7.2kms 15 controls: Colm Hill M21 from Newbridge was the winner with an impressive time of 34.48 minutes. Colm definitely coped well with the intricacies of the clumps of furze bushes and the challenges set by course planner Seamus O’Boyle. Ray Houlihan was second in 40.34 with Kevin O’Boyle third in 41.24.

Short Course 2.3kms 7 controls: S. Bailie was first in 19.18 mins with G.Dooley second in 19.38. Caoimhe May was third in 20.47 followed by Oisin May in 21.02 with Laoise Ryan 25minutes.

Adventure Course 5kms with 9 controls: B Moppett was the fastest in 39.19 with T. Doyle second in 42.56 minutes. W10 Zoe Tyner was 60 minutes with newcomers Clodagh Rea in 62 and Cillian Duffy in 64.

The Donadea Forest Park Event is on this evening, Tuesday 22nd May 6pm, results next week.