the venue for the fourth event in the summer series is at Sunnyhill on the southern side of The Curragh. The event is on 12th June with starts at any time from 6pm to 7pm.
The start area will be signposted from Donnelly’s Hollow. This area of the Curragh is really good for orienteering. The area is undulating and full of interesting features. 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 is recommended. The short course is suitable for beginners and juniors.
The Adventure course approx 5kms is specially designed to encourage runners or walkers to adventure off road and into terrain. 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 over a wide area. The control points are located so as to give both a mental and physical challenge and you must proceed in numerical order.
Monasterevin 28th May:
Medium Course 3.6kms 19 controls: Justin May M55 3roc was the winner in 35.23 with David Masterson second in 36.22. Cian May M12 third. Heather Wood GEN was the first woman in 41.49 with Orla Jennings DFO second in 44.22. Eileen Loughman CNOC was third woman.
Long Course: Ruairi Short M21 CNOC Irish Team member from Baltyboys was the winner in 33.22 minutes. Gerard Butler M21 3roc was second with Angus Tyner M40 SET third in 35.19. The first lady home was Ruth Lynam in 48.47 with Regina Kelly second and Bernie O’Boyle third.
Short Course: Caoimhe May W10 was fastest on this course finishing in 17.53 with Cillian Lavelle M12 second in 18.25. Shannon Bailie W10 was third.
Adventure Course Scouts Darragh Brennan and Jack Francis were the fastest in 16.30
The final event of the series is on 19th June at Hollywood Village, Co Wicklow.
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