Classic Forest Orienteering and a new Map
Colour Series 4 at Downhill on the 1st October will feature an updated map of the original Downhill Forrest area and a completely new area and map – Downhill North – see above. Runners on the Green, Blue and Brown courses will cross onto this area for several controls and then back again to finish their course. The original Downhill area has also matured nicely in recent years and now offers plenty of runnable white forest with much reduced undergrowth.
See the Event page for full details.
Adidas Swoop Expired
The weather gods didn’t smile on the NIOA champs on Saturday. The clouds came down, the rain came on – only the wind held back a bit. In all of this the organising team soldiered on to deliver a classic Orienteering Challenge and get us all safely off the mountain. Many thanks to all involved.
The NIOA Championships (also know as the Northern Ireland Long Distance Championships) are being held very early this year at 3rd September 2016 at Forest and Cassey Water.
Not long to go – closing date Sunday 28 August. – so don’t miss out – details on the event site
When I checked the link for entries didn’t seem to be working. If you are having problems the link below will take you directly to the event entries:
Fabian 4 Entry Link
To get started for the new season volunteers (thanks Bobby etc.!) have decided to put on a training event in Binevenagh.
We will meet at Duncrun Fishing Centre (about 0.5 mile beyond St Aiden’s Chapel – our usual parking spot) at 10.00am. We intend finishing about 12.30.
If you have not already signed up – please use the form below:
Now that the Summer Wednesday Evening Series is over we thought we would ask for some simple feedback to see if we can make things better in future. If you have a minute please answer the 3 questions below to help us know which way to go!
The final WES event took place in Walworth Wood and took the form of an adhoc relay, score and a green course.
In the relay, the teams had 3 runners and 2 runners started at the time on their first course. When the 1st runner came back the 3rd runner went out. When 2nd runner returned they swapped maps with the 1st runner who then went out on their second course. This continued until all 3 runners had run the 3 courses. The winning team was Bobby Smyth, Rose Deery and David Blair.
As well as the relay, there were 5 runners who completed the score course and 1 on the green course.
Thanks to everyone who planned courses, put out markers, collected markers and especially to all the runners who turned up at all the events.
I have planned a training event for next Saturday.
Saturday 2nd July- Binevenagh
Location- St Aidan’s Church
Time- 11:00 – 15:00 (there will be several exercises planned and a variety of levels).
Please fill in the Google Doc if you are planning to come- GOOGLE DOC
WES 7 Results now up.
There may be an additional Wed training event on the 29th June – I will update the website and push out an email once this has been decided.
The next Wednesday evening event will take place alongside the Primary School Championships at Limavady Grammar School Grounds.
All are welcome from absolute beginners to experienced veterans.
Results now posted – sorry about the delay.
Eve Hearnshaw had us baffled as to how she appeared to win the Green course beating all the old hands! She did have a very good consistent run but didn’t actually win. The event had a default “first possible punch” time of 8am and the hire Red SI dibbers can only think in twelve hour chunks. As a result the last control and finish which Eve punched after 8pm where recorded in her result as after 8am! Hence the problem. We will make sure this doesn’t happen at Limavady Grammar School next week!