Our next event (and first one post-Covid restrictions) takes place at Oughaval Woods, outside Stradbally, Co. Laois, this coming Sunday 14th November. Start times available from 11am to 1am.
The location is here:
Whether you are a complete novice, a family, or a seasoned veteran,
there is a course to suit. If you are new to orienteering, drop us an email beforehand, or ask us on the day (at the event) for advice. I'd suggest beginner children or families start on the Yellow course, and beginner adults could try the Red course - both are technically easy, the only difference being the length/climb involved.
Specifically, the course details are as follows:
Course Controls Length Climb
Yellow 10 2.1 km 70 m
Orange 9 2.0 km 70 m
Red 11 5.0 km 145 m
Light Green 10 2.9 km 100 m
Short Green 10 2.6 km 80 m
Green 14 5.1 km 160 m
Blue 18 6.0 km 220 m
Brown 18 7.5 km 330 m
Start and finish are adjacent to the car park. There may be some small map corrections available to view at the start for longer courses (the maps were printed for the original event in March 2020, which never happened). In general, the forest is in good condition.
Entries are available up to Friday night @ midnight via the online
system at https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/oughaval-3/ - There
won't be any entries available on the day - registration tent will only be
for SI rental pickup, and result downloads.
If you need to hire an SI card, you can indicate this on the entry form - these will be preallocated, and can be collected at registration, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!
If you are planning on bringing a group, it would be imperative to contact us ahead of time, so we can ensure we print enough maps, etc.