Monday, June 20, 2016

Hollywood End of League Score and BBQ

Tuesday the 21st of June sees the conclusion of our CNOC Summer Series in Hollywood followed by our annual barbecue. We might just sneak in some nice weather but even if we don't we'll have Pat Healy's delicious burgers to keep us warm.

Hugh Cashell has planned the courses:
Score - 50 minute time limit
Adventure score - Same time but fewer controls
Adventure - 3.1km 120m climb

Start times are between 18:30 and 19:30. Courses close at 20:30

Registration and download are in Hollywood village.
Start and Finish are at the forest entrance 400m from the village.

Directions from the N81 Blessington - Baltinglass road. 2.5km south of Poulaphouca Bridge: turn east towards Glendalough (this junction will haave an orienteering sign). 700m up this road turn left for Hollywood village and Tutty's pub.

Timing is SportIdent, SI cards can be rented for €2 each

If you will be bringing a group please email to let us know in advance.

Hope to see you all at the event. It's great to see everyone together for such an enjoyable event and you may just come away with a prize.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Leinster 3-Day on Scarr

CNOC are organising Day 3 of the Leinster 3-Day on Scarr – Kanturk Mt. on Mon 6th June.

Day 1 is in Glendoo on Sat 4th June, Day 2 on the Lough Firrib map on Sun 5th June.

Day 3 brief info:

Entrance to the parking is at O 105 056, on the R115 11 km north of Laragh.
Registration will be open from 09:30.
Starts are from approx 10:40 until 13:00. We will be using a reverse chasing start with the slower competitors and the longer courses starting earliest. (See the L3D website for a detailed description of the reverse chasing start.)

Three courses will be available for entry-on-the-Day: Light Green (course 10), Orange (course 11), Yellow (course 12). There may also be the chance to run the longest courses after the main competition has started – from approx 12:45. Please contact CNOC if you plan to do this.

There will be 2 Starts, both 1.7 km from Assembly
Full details should be available on the L3D website

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Donadea Forest Park Tuesday 31st May

Our next event in the Summer series will be in Donadea Forest Park on Tuesday 31st May. Follow the signs for Donadea Forest Park from Clane. The forest gate will be open from 17:30 to 19:00. Outside these times a fee of €5.00 will be charged (by Coillte).
Start times 18:30 to 19:30.
Adventure 2.4 km
Medium 5.3 km
Long 7.0 km

Monday, May 23, 2016

Naas Urban

CNOC Summer series continues on Tuesday next with an urban sprint in Naas. Three courses will be available Adventure 2.4k , Medium 3.3k and Long 3.8k. Start times 18.30 to 19.30. Parking is at the Church of the Irish Martyrs off Ballycane Road, Naas.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Curragh Event results

Thanks to everyone who took part in the first of the summer series events yesterday evening on the Curragh. Results are available on the Irish Orienteering website here. Routegadget is also up - this is a program where you can draw in your route and compare to others who ran the same course.
Huge thanks to all of the helpers on the evening - Bernie on registration, Kevin on the start, Killian, Don, Senan and Kevin who took in the controls and Ruth for uploading the results.

The next event will be an urban race in Naas next Tuesday, May 24th, with starts from 18:30 to 19:30. Further course details will be posted here later this week. In the meantime, you can check out the map from last year here.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

CNOC Summer Series: Event #1, Tuesday 17th May - Curragh

Registration and parking are located at Lumville House, on the edge of the Curragh. Use exit 12 from the M7. The event will be signposted from here.
Start times 18:30 to 19:30.

Course Lengths:
Long 8.5 km 23 controls
Medium 5.8 km 16 controls
Adventure 2 km 10 controls

Map scale for the adventure course is 1:5,000. Map scale for long and medium courses is 1:10,000. Both the long and medium course maps contain two enlarged areas at 1:2,500 on the back of the map (controls 5-8 and 12-19 on long; controls 3-6 and 10-12 on medium). Single trees are not mapped for long and medium courses. Sport Ident cards (electronic timing) can be hired if you need one.

There is a deep pond near the start and finish. Please keep an eye on children! The long and medium courses cross a number of minor roads. Be careful and give way to traffic. Full leg cover is recommended.
Entry fees: Adult €6; junior/student: €4; family €20. Please let us know if you are planning to bring a large group.

Planner: Killian Brennan
Controller/organiser: Niamh O’Boyle

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

MTBO on the Curragh

CNOC are holding the first Mountain bike Orienteering event in this years league on the 15th of May.

Due to difficulties with permits from Coillte the event will be on the Curragh rather than in Trooperstown as previously advertised.

The courses will be fast and furious and hopefully fun. There are three courses to choose from:

Short 2km 8 controls (pin punches)
Medium 9km 16 controls
Long 18km 27 controls
The short is suitable for complete novices and has independent controls from other courses so people can try it out and decide if they want to try the medium or long course afterwards.

Starts are from the NCO's Mess in the Curragh Camp from 11:00 to 12:00.

Directions: The event will be signposted from the post office in the Curragh camp. There is a barrier that will lift if you drive up to it.

The Maps are A3 and will not be on waterproof paper so it would be advisable to bring a bag.