A large gathering of junior squad members however first braved the icy roads and freezing forest of Knockbarron for some technical training. The training was held under the watchful eyes of IJS managers of Ruth and Greg with Darren, Marcus, Ruairi and Colm on shadowing duty as the juniors were put through there paces in sub zero tempetures. The orienteering training was wrapped up with a heated mass start looped relay event. Before retiring to Birr hostel where dinner was already cooked!!
The evening was spent on lectures on how to analysis maps by Marcus Pinker (mapper). Before a talk on physical training.
The Connacht Champs awaited everyone on Sunday morning.
First of 11 CNOC runner into the forest was Pat Healy.
No winners on the cold Sunday morning... but its the taken part that counts!
(better get the skates on and start training!)
3rd Ruairi Short
4th Colm Hill
6th Conor Short
3rd Ruth Lynam
7th Brian Hill
3rd Dee Ryan (DFO??)
2nd Angela Lynch
8th Peter Dobbyn
2nd Eileen Hill
5th Pat Healy
2nd Billy O'Neil