Monday, January 31, 2011

Photos and Money.

Does anyone have any of the following photos - As the IOA webmaster wants to put them on the Irish Championships 2011 website. They are the reigning Irish champions.

- a picture of Niamh O'Boyle
- picture of the CNOC Van Halen team as a group

Ideally hi-resolution orienteering action photos with the faces easily identifiable, anything reasonable will do. For the relay photo
a prizegiving photo is probably best as they would be together. Send me anything you have, even if you think it is only marginally useful. Also send the name of the photographer, the location/event and the date if you have that info. Send the highest resolution version of the photo you have.
please send photos or online links to my gmail address: marcus dot geoghegan

See I told you all take pictures they could be worth money.

While im at it I have recieved two e-mails we have won 300,000 pounds from a british tabacoo company and we have also won 500,000 USD in a mega lottery in the good old USA that should make us the wealtiest Orienteering in the world, If nobody minds I will not bother collecting the money, then again Pat could map the whole of Europe and our Juniors could do some altitude training during the Spring and we could bring back our overseas runners sponsoring them for a couple of years..........

Monday, January 24, 2011

latest News.

A very successful Orienteering eventy was held in Donadea yesterday with over 100 runners, walkers and crawlers (Couldnt think of anything else that rhymed with the first two)Well done to everyone who helped out and maybe we will see some new faces at future events.Full results are available on the IOA website with lots of news of whats upcoming.

Next Saturday sees a night O in the Phoenix park, Full details on IOA website.

Well done to CNOC runners who ran on Ticknock in the IMRA winter league Brian Hill finished an excellent 28th position, Conor Shortt was 61st,with Don further back there was 166 runners in this 10km event with 417 metres climb. I hope to run in the next three events which will up the competition.

Congratulations to Fiona Hill who won the Christmas quizz. The winner was drawn by Sean Ryan and we had one independent scrutineer. Correspondance will not be entered into as per the rules.

We still have a number of people overseas so hopefully they will turn up for the championship races later in the year and add to the excitment of the competitions.

My friends Gueorgiou, Nordberg, Adamski and several other top runners use a HeadCam in their o-technical training to improve their technique. Check it out on world of O.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Curragh-Naas Orienteers are organising an orienteering event in Donadea Forest Park this Sunday 23 Jan.
The event is open to everyone, beginners & experienced, runners & walkers.

Parking & assembly will be in Donadea Forest carpark (GR N837333). Follow signposts for Donadea from the Clane-Kilcock road.
Start times 11:00 to 13:00.
There is an entrance fee to the forest, but entry will be free to orienteers between 10:30 and 12:30
Start and Finish are beside the car park.
SI timing will be used. SI cards will be available to rent, €2 each.
Map Scale 1:10000.
Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a group –
Eileen Loughman has planned the courses:
Long 7.9 km 22 controls, difficult navigation
Medium 5.9 km, 19 controls, difficult navigation
Short 3.1 km, 10 controls, easier navigation
Adventure Run 4.8 km, 12 controls, easier navigation

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our next event.

Our first event of 2011 is at Donadea on this Sunday 23rd.

Helpers as always would be greatly appreciated.

Let me know (Contact Don) if you are available and I (He) will allocate you a task.

Well done to Colm, Shea and Niall who were "Guides" on the Art O Neill walk last weekend. There are lots of photos on FB "I was their friends but the poked me off so I dont have access to the photos"

Re the christmas quizz entries are now closed we had three entrants and the winner will be notified soon when I can find a selection box during Janruary.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year.

CNOC members got the new year off to a start by welcoming the dawn on Toin le Gaoth.
Unfortunatly there was a heavy mist and no sun. But there was lots of Rashers and Sausages after and plans made for the coming year by our elite runners so watch this space as they take on Europe and the world (Ireland is too small for their ambitions, egos.)

On Sunday 2nd of Jan 2011 we went to three rock to support the Irish junior squad fund raising event which had been cancelled due to heavy snow over the christmas period.
With all the new gear CNOC members were wearing at the event it looks like the enthusiasm is still strong and we have four or five new juniors between the ages of 10 and 14 so watch for them over the coming season. Flash shoes, gaitors, Fast Si cards and new tops....