DIY Orienteering


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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Leinster League Event - Dysart, Co Laois

Our next event takes place at Dysart Woods, outside Stradbally, Co. Laois, this coming Sunday 25th September. Start times available from 11am to 1pm. Courses close at 3pm.

Parking is located in a field off the N80 please be careful getting in and out of the parking area, with a short walk to the start/finish (5 min).

Link to Parking/Registration is here: - https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1AQEhfspHScS8HKyNf66HlMq-NQRyF0Y&usp=sharing

As a league event, there will be the usual colour courses on offer:

  •     Brown: 7.18km, 25 controls,  1:10000 scale on A4 paper
  •     Blue: 6.28km, 22 controls, 1:10000 scale on A4 paper
  •     Blue: 6.28km, 22 controls, 1:10000 scale on A4 paper
  •     Green: 4.6km, 16 controls,  1:10000 scale on A4 paper
  •     Short Green: 2.74km, 11 controls, 1:10000 scale on A4 paper
  •     Light Green: 3.99km, 14 controls, 1:10000 scale on A4 paper
  •     Red: 3.16km, 12 controls, 1:10000 scale on A4 paper
  •     Orange 2.86km, 11 controls, 1:10000 scale on A4 paper
  •     Yellow 1.43 km ,  9 controls, 1:5000 scale on A4 paper

SIAC will be enabled. If you are an early runner, you may have to manually puch to wake up the control (if you are the first visitor to it)

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.

Entries are available up to Friday night @ midnight via the online system at https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/carrigmael-dysart/ - 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 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.