NI Colour Series 4

(Downhill  01/10/2016)

Provisional results up below. Email me if you have any issues with these.

Thanks to Ross for planning (his first Colour Series – looking forward to the next one) and to David Blair for Organising and making the logistics all go smoothly.  Brilliant weather in a brilliant palace – I hope most runners also got to enjoy some of the other attraction of the area.

I am not planning to do RouteGadget for this event as the 2 maps on Green, Blue and Brown would make this rather difficult. Also the nature of the area doesn’t allow for a lot of route choice. Email me if you would like me to reconsider – Charlie

Any queries email

Downhill CS4 – Twice as Good!

Classic Forest Orienteering and a new Map

Event Plan
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.


NIOA Championships – Don’t miss Out!

The NIOA Championships (also know as the Northern Ireland Long Distance Championships) are being held very early this year at 3rd September 2016 atRostrevor 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


Extra Binevenagh Training Event

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:

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Additional Requests / Multiple maps

Wed Evening Series 8 – Walworth Wood – Results

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.