Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CNOCs next Event


Carrigmeal Forest, Dysart, Stradbally.

Photo: Kent Clemmons


Location
The area is located South of the N80 between Portlaoise and Stradbally.

How to get there
The event will be signposted off the N80. For those travelling from the Dublin take the M7 as far as exit 16. Follow the signs for Stradbally/Carlow which will lead you on to the N80. The forest is located adjacent to the well known Heritage Site of the Rock Of Dunamase, just a few minutes drive from the M7.



General Description
 This is a new area to orienteering.  It is a mixed forest with some open areas surrounded by farmland centred on four significant hills. The forest has a large number of limestone features and boulders with significant areas of very runnable forest augmented by a network of tracks and ruined walls.

Maps:
Scale 1:10,000 with 5 Metre Contours, Size A4
Surveyed 2012 by Oliver Clear (DFO/CNOC) and Pat Healy (CNOC).
This is a new map to orienteering.

Map Samples



Courses
Number
Course
Lengths
Controls
Climb
Remarks
1
Brown
8.3 km
25
370m

2
Blue
6.4 km
20
340m

3
Green
5.4 km
17
270m

4
Lt Green
4.4 km
15
250m

5
Orange
3.1 km
14
60m

6
Yellow
1.8 km
8
30m


Parking
Parking is located in a field adjacent to the start which has kindly been provided by the landowner. A second car park in located just to the North of the Start in the grounds of a farm house. Exit this car park via the wooden gate in the southern fence. This track leads directly up hill to the start. Parking is limited so people are requested to car pool. No parking should take place on the small road that leads to the parking area.

Registration
Located adjacent to the start in the upper car park.

Starts
The start is located adjacent to the car park. Starts will be from 1100hrs to 1300hrs.

Results
Results will be on display during the event near registration in assembly area and will be published on the internet

Timing
Sportident electronic punching

General Information
The field adjacent to the start and through which all courses will cross has recently been planted with small saplings. While these are not immediately visible, competitors are requested not to run through open fields unless on a clear track. The courses have been designed so as competitors should use the edges of open fields and designated crossing points. The terrain in general is not suited to prams or buggies

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