Friday, September 27, 2013

Curragh 20th October




Our next event will be on the Curragh on 20th October. All welcome. Start times 11:00 to 13:00.
Courses close at 15:00. This will be part of the Leinster autumn series. 

Parking and Registration are in the Curragh Camp at "the Ranges". 
Directions: from exit 12 on the M7 (Curragh exit) take the main road through the Curragh Camp & turn East at the Post Office, (2nd left after entering the Camp). There is a barrier a short distance along this road, which will lift automatically when approached.  Follow the road for 550m then turn right downhill for 200m to parking and registration at the NCO Mess. There will be signs from the Post Office in the Curragh Camp. MAP

Pre-Entry is now open and we again would ask all to help us with this event by entering using the Pre-Entry system HERE. Entry on the day will also be available for the newcomers.
Courses will be Yellow 2km , Orange 3km, Light Green 4km, Green 5.6km ,Blue 8.5km, Brown 10.3km.




Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Series Overview

Whew! Our summer series ended on Tuesday night last with a beautiful evening in Hollywood forest. We had a cunning plan to upload the results to the IOA website and let the league calculator do its number crunching. We had already tested the internet connection and while it wouldn't work in the village a location near the road was found to work ok. Sadly OR wouldn't load and attempts to find OR on the new IOA website proved fruitless. The old IOA website (which I believe everybody was still using) has been disabled. A mad dash home to get the results uploaded and the league results printed led to a bit of a delay. The event barbie meant that the competitors were happily swilling pints and scoffing burgers and didn't seem to be too upset. Ger Butler retained his lead on the long course. Una May pipped Tony Joyce to take the honours on the medium and sadly for the Joyce family Caoimhe May did the same to Daniel Joyce on the Adventure course.
Beautiful mugs (hand made by Hillary Jenkinson Crannmorepottery.com) and CNOC buffs were the prizes. Thanks to all CNOC members who made this series possible and of course thanks to all who competed. We hope to do a survey in the near future to assess the reaction to the new scatter format. 
Full league results are here








Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hollywood League event & Barbecue

Our final event in the summers series is on Tuesday next the18th June. The event will be in Hollywood village in Co Wicklow.  MAP 

League

We intend to include the Hollywood event in this year's league results.  To make this possible we will upload the results at 20:30.
If you are not back by then you will not be included in the league tables. Current results are here.

Barbeque

The CNOC babes (and Pat) will be manning the barbie afterwards and all are welcome to have a pint and a burger and of course to discuss the course you should have taken.  

Start Times and Cost

Start times: 18:00 to 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30
Pre-entry is available and we would appeal to all to enter before the event.  
Pre-Entry will close on Tuesday at noon.   Click here for PRE-ENTRY 

Entry fees: Adults €7, Juniors/Students/over-65s  €5, Families €15.

Groups by arrangement, please let us know in advance if you are bringing a group.
SportIdent electronic timing, SI cards will be available to rent for €2 each.
The format will be the same as last week – a “Scatter” event with 25 controls altogether. 


Courses 

Adventure Course: Get 7 controls of the 25.  You can get any controls in any order, but the best route is to go to controls nos. 1 to 7 in numerical order.
Medium Course: Get 15 of the 25 controls in any order.
Long Course: Get 22 of the 25 controls in any order.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CNOC Summer Series Event No 4


Our summer series continues Tuesday 11th June next with an event on the Curragh at Sunnyhill.      MAP 

Start times: 18:00 to 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30
Pre-entry is available and we would appeal to all to enter before the event.  
Pre-Entry will close on Monday night at 11.00.   PRE-ENTRY 

Entry fees: Adults €7, Juniors/Students/over-65s  €5, Families €15.
Groups by arrangement, please let us know inadvance if you are bringing a group.
SportIdent electronic timing, SI cards will be available to rent for €2 each.
The format will be the same as last week – a “Scatter” event with 25 controls altogether. 

Courses 
Adventure Course: 2.0km (get controls nos. 1 to 7 ).  You can do them in any order but numerical order is the best route.
Medium Scatter Course: (Get 15 out of 25 controls in any order) optimum route 4.4 km.
Long Scatter Course: (Get 22 out of 25 controls in any order) optimum route 6.2 km.



Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Series Event No. 3


Hillwood


Our summer series continues Tuesday 28th  May next with an event in Hillwood.Parking in the forest car park.     MAP 

Start times: 18:00 to 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30

Pre-entry is available and we would appeal to all to enter before the event.       PRE-ENTRY

Entry fees: Adults €7, Juniors/Students/over-65s  €5, Families €15.Groups by arrangement, please let us know inadvance if you are bringing a group. SportIdent electronic timing, SI cards will be available to rent for €2 each.The format will be the same as last week – a “Scatter” event with 25 controls altogether.  Long Course visit 22 controls, Medium 15 controls, Adventure 7 controls.CoursesShort Course: 2.0km (get controls nos. 1 to 7 ).  You can do them in any order but numerical order is the best route.Medium Scatter Course: (Get 15 out of 25 controls in any order) optimum route 4.4 km.Long Scatter Course: (Get 22 out of 25 controls in any order) optimum route 6.2 km.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Summer Series Event No. 2


Our summer series continues Tuesday 21st  May next with an event in Donadea Forest Park.Parking in the forest car park. No Orienteering Signs. Follow the signs for Donadea Forest Park
 MAP 

Start times: 18:00 to 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30


Pre-entry is available and we would appeal to all to enter before the event. PRE-ENTRY


NOTE: the barrier at the forest entrance will be open from 18:15 to 19:00, to enter at any other time you will have to pay €4! (Coillte! )
Entry fees: Adults €7, Juniors/Students/over-65s  €5, Families €15.Groups by arrangement, please let us know in advance if you are bringing a group.SportIdent electronic timing, SI cards will be available to rent for €2 each.
The format will be the same as last week – a “Scatter” event with 25 controls altogether.  Long Course visit 22 controls, Medium 18 controls, Adventure 9 controls.

Courses

Short Course: 2.0km (get controls nos. 1 to 9).  You can do them in any order but numerical order is the best route.

Medium Scatter Course: (Get 18 out of 25 controls in any order) optimum route 4.4 km.

Long Scatter Course: (Get 22 out of 25 controls in any order) optimum route 6.2 km.



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

CNOC Summer Series


The CNOC Summer evening series is back with a new format.  
The dates are as follows:
Tuesday 14th May    Curragh Lumville
Tuesday 21st May    Donadea
Tuesday 28th May    Hillwood
Tuesday 11th June   Curragh Sunnyhill
Tuesday 18th June   Hollywood + Barbeque

This year the events will be Scatter events with 3 courses – Long, Medium, Short.  This means that there will be (in this case) 25 controls, you visit the required number of these in whatever order you decide, the time you take is your result.  

The details may vary slightly between the events, but in general these will be the course details:
Long Course – punch 22 of the 25 controls, optimum route about 6 km-ish, technically as difficult as we can make it.
Medium Course – punch 15 of the 25 controls, optimum route about 4 km-ish, technically medium to difficult.  The controls will be numbered so that the lower numbers are nearer the Start/Finish.
Short Course – punch 7 controls, optimum route about 3 km.  The optimum route will visit controls nos. 1 to 7 and will be technically easy.








Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SCARR 3RD MARCH

Our cancelled event has been rescheduled to next Sunday 3rd March.  All other details remain the same.  Many thanks to Wicklow National Parks and Coillte for facilitating the change.
We, sadly, have to ask all of those who pre-entered to do so again. Those who didn't bother have a chance to redeem themselves!


Sunday 3rd March. Leinster Spring Cup Event.
Planner; Don Short
Controller; Ruth Lynam
Start times; 11:00 to 13:00.
Directions; from Laragh head for the Sally Gap and the event parking is in Carigeenduff forest, on the right about 3k after glenmacknass waterfall; from Sally Gap take the military road towards Laragh and the forest entrance is on the left about 10k from the gap. See the Map.

Courses
Yellow 2.1km 25m
Orange 2.9km 35m
Light Green 4.5km 140m
Green 5.6km 160m
Blue 6.6km 190m
Brown 8.6km 215m

Start 800m + 50m climb up the forest road  from registration

Pre-entry form is here.
The Brown course is 1:15,000. Other courses 1:10,000.

If you wish to run the Brown course but find the 1:15 map difficult, you can request, on the pre-entry form, a 1:10 map. This will be printed on both sides with the initial and final controls on the front and the remainder on the back. This option will only be available to pre-entered competitors.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SCARR CANCELLED

We have regretfully had to cancel the planned League event on Scarr. The
roads at Glenmacnass were virtually impassable at 17:30 this evening, and it
was still snowing....

Please could you pass on the message to anyone you know of who may have been
going to the event but is not a member of the email group.

Apologies to all of you who were looking forward to the event.

Ruth Lynam

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Carrigeenduff Forest and Kanturk Mountain


We have been preparing for our next event to be held on 24th Feb in Carrigeenduff forest and Kanturk mountain. This will be a Leinster league event with a full range of colour courses. Further details will follow shortly. Conditions at the moment are WET WET WET so let's hope for a dry spell before the event.







Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hollywood at Night

The final event of the Dublin by Night series will be in Hollywood Forest in Co Wicklow (I know!) this Saturday 9th February.
Parking and Registration will be in Hollywood village (N 939 056) outside Tutty's pub.  Download will be in the same place - don't forget to download..

Directions:
From the N81 Baltinglass road 11 km south of Blessington take the junction for Hollywood/Glendalough.  600m up this road turn left.  There will be no road signs.
MAP

Start and Finish will be at the forest entrance 500m up the track from Registration, and will be unmanned.  Please organise your own start intervals (at least one minute).
Start Times 18:00 to 19:00.
Sport Ident timing will be used, “SI” cards will be available to rent.

Pre-registration is now open and we would ask all competitors who are thinking of coming to pre-register.
Pre-register here
Pre-registration will close at 16:00 on Saturday, after that you can enter at the event.

Prices
Adult €7 ; Student/OAP €4 ; Family  €15 ; SI Rent €2.

Courses.
Long      3.7km   170m climb   Technically difficult.
Short      2.0km   100m climb  Technically difficult.

Note: over 16’s only, but younger orienteers may take part if accompanied by an adult.
  
And best of all...... a pint in Tutty's afterwards will give us ample opportunity to discuss our mistakes.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

DONADEA 20TH January

It's time to dust off the o-shoes and get back into training after the festivities.
CNOC are holding a local event at Donadea forest on the 20th January.
All levels of orienteers welcome.
Donadea Forest park is signposted from Clane. Click here for Map.

The entrance barrier will be open from 10:30 to 11:30. You will have to pay €5 to get in outside of these times.

Courses Long 7.7km ; Medium 5.3km ; Adventure 3.7km.
Start times 11:00 to 13:00. Courses Close at 15.00. The barrier will close at 16.00.