Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Orienteering MtBO Curragh Sat 13 Sep

The 2nd event in the Leinster MtBO series is being organised by CNOC on the Curragh this Saturday 13th September.
Start times 10:00 to 11:00.
Entry fees: Adult €10, Student/Junior/over-65 €7.
SportIdent electronic timing, SI cards will be available to borrow if you don't own one.
There will be 2 courses:
Long: 16.9 km, 20 controls, scale 1:15000, map size A3.
Short: 7.4 km, 10 controls, scale 1:10000, map size A4.
The emphasis will be on route choices and pedalling, controls will in general be on prominent or easily found features.  The Short Course will be somewhat simpler than the Long.
Registration, Start and Finish are all outside the NCO's Mess in the Curragh Camp.
Directions: take exit 12 off the M7 (The Curragh) and follow signposts for the Curragh Camp.  Drive through the Camp to the Centra supermarket (less than 5 mins from the M7) and turn left - orienteering signs from here.
Parking etc will be marked by an orienteering kite.
Note special symbols:
1. Horse gallops - brown/yellow line.  Saturday morning is training time for race-horses, please keep well away as they are very nervous and excitable and easily spooked.
2. Vague grassy paths.  Significant paths are shown with a green/yellow line, as they offer better going.
The good weather has left the Curragh in great condition for cycling, dry and hard, so times should be fast.