Friday, June 13, 2014

Hollywood Orienteering and Barbecue

The final CNOC summer evening orienteering event is in Hollywood village in Co. Wicklow next Tuesday 17th June.
Directions: from the N81 10km south of Blessington (at the Emo garage) turn East on the R756 toweards Wicklow Gap.  About 1/2 km up this road turn left, parking and Registration are just here outside Tutty's pub.  Road signage from the N81 junction.
Orienteering start times 18:00 to 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30.
Don has planned two courses:
Adventure - 3 km fairly easy course with some sections in the forest.  There'll be a 2.5 km version of this course suitable for buggies.
Score - get as many controls as possible in 50 minutes.  Score 10 points per control, penalty 10 points per minute or part minute over 50 mins.  No bonus for getting to all the controls but it should be possible...

We will have our usual near-midsummer barbeque at Tutty's pub after the orienteering, and the prize-giving for the Summer Evening League.  The league table is at

You can just arrive and register on the evening, but it makes things much easier for the organisers if you pre-register to enter HERE.  Pre-registration closes as midday on Tuesday.
Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a group.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CNOC Summer Series No. 4

Curragh East, Tuesday 10th June 

The fourth event of the CNOC Summer Series is next Tuesday, 10th June on the Curragh.

Pre-enter here, please! Thank you!
(pre-entry closes at 10pm on Monday 9th June)

Adventure 1.9 km 11 controls
Medium 4.5 km 21 controls
Long 8.0 km 29 controls

Planner: Niamh O’Boyle
Organiser: Bernie O’Boyle

Take exit 12 from the M7. From Dublin, take the first exit onto the R413 at the roundabout towards Lumville House. Continue straight through Lumville Cross, straight through the next (small) crossroads and then turn right at the next junction. Continue straight ahead, staying on the main road. At the T-junction, turn left onto the L6080 and follow this road to parking. The event will be signposted from exit 12 of the M7.

Course notes:
This is not a scatter event.
Long course has a map exchange after 5 km. Follow tapes to map exchange.
Adventure course has a 240m taped route between controls 2 and 3. The route from the last control to the finish is also taped.
Spectators: The long course has a map exchange near the parking after 5km, and a spectator friendly loop at the end of the course. Cheer for your club mates!

Map Notes:        
Map Scale: 1:10,000. Power lines are not shown on the map for the long and medium course. Tracks are not shown on the map. Not all single trees are mapped, so do not rely on them for navigation.

Other information: 
SportIdent electronic timing will be used. 'SI' cards can be rented for €2.
Start times are between 18:00 and 19:30.
Entry fees: Adult €7, Junior/Student/Over-65 €4, Family €16
**If you plan to bring a group, please let us know in advance**