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Munster League #7: Knocknagalty Sunday October 6th Results and Report

posted 8 Oct 2019, 16:09 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 9 Oct 2019, 01:51 ]

Knocknagalty Wood in Limerick was the destination for the seventh event in the Munster League. Although the weather on Saturday in the Munster region was pretty miserable and wet thankfully Sunday turned out to be a much more enjoyable day. Those that made the journey to Knocknagalty got to enjoy orienteering on technical terrain with some wonderful scenery and picturesque forest.

The planner set out six challenging courses with lots of route choices for competitors. If you missed the event you can check out the courses on route gadget. For those that attended on the day why not up load your route to compare your choices to those of your fellow competitors.

There was some fierce competition on all the courses on the day. On the 6.8km Brown course it was Darren Burke who led the field. He completed the course in a time of 59:01 to claim first place. Hot on his heel was runner up Jens Waechter who finished in a time of 61:53. While Dan McDonnell took third place when he finished in a time of 68:24.

On the 5.3km Blue course Mikey Alvarez was the convincing course winner. He punched all 13 controls in a time of 53:44 which gave him a comfortable winning margin over runner up John Scannell. John punched the finish in a time of 62:32 and had a mere five seconds to spare over third place finisher Joshua Hoare.

On the Green course Pat Cadogan topped the leader board when he finished in a time of 70:49. The runner up spot went to Maya Buckley who punched all 12 controls in a time of 77:25. Third place went to Natsuko Cotter who finished in a time of 83:02.

On the Light Green Ted Feehan set the pace when he finished in an incredibly fast time of 44:08. The runner up honour went to Zane Kramina who punched all 10 controls in a time of 52:48. The final podium spot on the Light Green course when to Jim O’Donovan when he finished in a time of 67:23.

Mary McGrath was the winner on the Orange course when she completed it in a time of 29:05. Josephine O’Keeffe won the Yellow course finishing in a time of 44:10.

Well done to all who participated on the day. Full individual results with splits times are available at the link below. Don’t forget that route gadget is also available so why not add your route to the mix.


A thumb compass was found at the event so if you attended and are missing your thumb compass please do get in touch and we can re-unite you in time for your next event.

Huge thanks to Brian Corbett for planning and organising the event. Thanks also to Niamh Corbett for assisting on the day and to all those who assisted with control collection.

Our next event will see a return to some Urban orienteering as we take to the streets and terrain around Blackrock in the city for the Blackrock Urban Race. The event will take place on Sunday November 10th. A brand-new map has been developed for the event which should present some interesting challenges to all those who take part. If you enjoyed our Urban race in Kinsale town last year than be sure to mark this date in your orienteering diary. It should be an exciting event.

Hope you can join us on the day.

Munster League #7: Knocknagalty, Limerick Sunday October 6th Event Info

posted 1 Oct 2019, 14:33 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 1 Oct 2019, 14:38 ]


Event 7 of the 2019 Munster League will take place this Sunday October 6th at Knocknagalty, (Galty Wood), near Kilbeheny on the Limerick/Tipperary border. Mixed forestry, good road/track network.


COURSE INFORMATION
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Brown 6.8 km
Blue 5.6 km
Green 4.4 km
Light green 3.2km
Orange  2.9km
Yellow  2.9km


START TIMES
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Competitors can start anytime from 11am to 12:30pm.
Please let us know by Friday if you are bringing a group - to ensure we have enough maps.
Course closing time is 2.30pm - controls will be removed at this time.
All courses stay in the forest area & all private land & pasture is strictly Out-Of-Bounds.
Courses are not buggy-friendly because of some rough tracks.

DIRECTIONS
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Galty Wood is very accessible from Cork (~40 minutes) and Dublin (~2hours) via the M8 motorway.

Carpark at grid reference R 87913 18824

* From Cork city, take the M8 northbound as far as Junction 12, signposted Mitchelstown/Kilbeheny. Take the R639 through the village of Kilbeheny. Take the 2nd left turn, 1km after Kilbeheny (Signs for Kings Yard & Coillte ) and then a right turn. Follow O-signs.

* From Dublin/Waterford, take the M8 southbound and exit at Junction 11, signposted Kilbeheny/Skeheenarinky. Follow the R639 south, passing Kilcoran Lodge & Glengarra Wood, on your right. Continue past 1st sign to Kings Yard at Skeheenarinky until you come to 2nd sign for Kings Yard/Coillte as above.

ENTRY FEES
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Prices: Senior e7; Student, over-65 e5; Junior e4; Family e16; SI-Card Hire e2. Groups rates by request.

Hope you can join us.

CorkO Winter Strength and Conditioning Class Started MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd

posted 30 Sep 2019, 05:43 by Elaine Sheridan

Last winter we held a successful Conditioning class throughout the winter. 16 of us did a weekly session improving our flexibility and balance. Personally it helped me to avoid injuries and improve my running.


This winter we'll again be doing a class with professional trainer Robbie Williams in his Fitnessworx Gym on the Tramore Road in Cork city.

When:- 8pm on Monday evenings
Start-date:- Monday 23rd Sept
Duration:- 12 weeks
Cost:- ~€70 depending on numbers taking part

All fitness levels welcome, everyone can do the exercises at their own pace. Non-CorkO members welcome. There's a discount for CorkO members.

We have 20 places so email me NOW at dannyohare (at) gmail (dot) com to reserve a place.

Autumn League #5: Regional Park Ballincollig Tuesday September 17th Results and Report

posted 25 Sep 2019, 12:27 by Elaine Sheridan

The final event in the CorkO Autumn League took us to the Regional Park Ballincolling on Tuesday September 17th. There has been a lot of developments in the park over the last number of years which have greatly enhanced the amenities on offer in the park and make it a very popularity destination. So, on a glorious sunny Autumn evening it was wonderful to see so many people in the park participating in all manner of outdoor activities such as running, walking, soccer and cycling. The 50+ participants at our final Tuesday evening event of the year added to the mix.

The planner set out two great courses. The short was a nice loop around the centre of the park while the long was a more adventurous affair. It began with a number of short fast legs to the west of the start area before taking competitors across the pitches in the centre of the park to control 8. Another series of short legs followed in the area of runnable forest at the eastern end of the park. On exiting the forest participants passed by one of the beautiful wild flower meadows which looked especially colourful on the night.

The leg from 11 to 12 took competitors to a newly mapped area of the park. During the summer months access to the park was extended on the most easterly section of the map. This new area includes a lovely walk way along the river as well as the restoration of some of the historic buildings and the careful positioning of some large mill stones which illustrate the park’s rich heritage as a former Gunpowder Mill. Unfortunately, the two controls in this area proved troublesome for many on the night. Some folks didn’t pay close enough attention to the map and the uncrossable crags and high fence caused issues on the night. Those looking for a fast route to exit from control 13 were left disappointed as the quickest way out was probably the route in. Although I believe some competitors did mange to squeeze their way through a small gap in the fence!

Once on the right side of the fence it was a fast run to control 14 before a return to the charming runnable forest for another few short legs. Competitors were homeward bound at this stage but sadly control 17 in the rough open and surrounded on most sides by undergrowth caused difficulty for many as there was only one relatively easy way to approach this control site. Once punched there was a quick dash across the canal again to control 18. As with several of the legs which took competitors in a westerly direction on the night the low evening sun made it difficult to look straight ahead. So, I hope no one collided into the goal post en route to this control. From here there was one final control to punch before a sprint to the finish.

Niamh Corbett stormed to victory on the 4.7km Long course. She punched all 19 controls in a blistering timer of 30:35 to not only earn the title of the fastest lady around Ballincollig but also claim the overall event winner honour. Niamh made short work of the testing course and had a comfortable winning margin over event runner up Conrad Daly. Conrad finished in a time of 33:22 and was the fastest man on the night. Not far behind Conrad was Darragh Hoare who punched the finish in a timer of 33:39. The third fastest man on the night was Brian Corbett who complete the course in a time of 34:12.

As mentioned already Niamh Corbett was the event winner and the fastest lady on the night. There was a very close battle for the runner up spot with only nine seconds differentiating our next two finishers. Caroline Murray edged out Sinead O'Donoghue to take the runner up title having finished in a time of 46:46. Sinead claimed the final podium spot when she punched the finish in a time of 46:55.

On the Short course it was Eve Buckley who took the event winner title. She punched all 11 controls in an incredibly fast time of 16:02. The runner up spot went to Sarah Hoare who finished in a time of 21:10. Clare Nutall took third place when she punched the finish in a time of 24:06.

Well done to all who participated on the night. Full individual results with split times are available at the following link:

http://www.orienteering.ie/result2?oaction=moreResult&id=22111

Huge thanks to Gerald Duffy for planning and organising the event. Thanks to Dave O’Donovan for taking care of starts and to Niamh and Mary Murphy and Conrad Daly for assisting with registration and control collection on the night.

As always, we are very grateful to Cork City Council for giving use permission to use of this wonderful amenity.

That’s it for Tuesday night orienteering for this year. We hope you enjoyed some great outdoor adventures with us.

If you are looking for something challenging to do over the winter months then why not consider joining us at Fitness Worx on Monday nights for our winter Strength and Conditioning Class.

Autumn League #4: Doneraile Forest Park, 14th Annual Cliona Callanan Memorial Orienteering Event Results and Report

posted 19 Sep 2019, 14:16 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 19 Sep 2019, 14:16 ]

The Event Organisers were delighted with the day

The fourth event in the CorkO Autumn League saw large crowds gather in Doneraile Forest Park on Sunday morning for the 14th Annual Cliona Callanan Memorial Orienteering Event. The beautiful September morning further enhanced the majestic nature of this park.

The great weather encouraged many to get out and enjoy the outdoors and there were over 120 people in attendance on the day. With all proceeds from the event going to the Children’s Leukaemia Association entrants not only got to enjoy exercising in this glorious park on a lovely day but also helped support this great cause. We are delighted to report that €1232 was raised on the day. Jim, Rosemary and the whole Callanan family are sincerely thankful to everyone who attended and supported them on the day and gave so generously to this cause.

With three courses on offer on the day there was something to suit all levels of orienteering experience. We were thrilled to welcome the Mallow Scouts back again this year for another orienteering adventure. We hope you all enjoyed the challenge and wonderful setting.

With 26 controls on the 5.5km Long course there was no let up on the navigation and at the finish just 21 seconds differentiated our top two finishers. Dan McDonnell took the long course event winner title when he punched the finish in a time of 33:20. Hot on Dan’s heels was Niamh Corbett who completed the testing course in a time of 33:41. Niamh’s dad Brian claimed the final podium spot when he completed the course in a time of 35:29.

Meanwhile on the 3.7km Medium course it was Patrick O'Grady who led the field home completing the course in an impressive time of 28:09 securing himself a comfortable winning margin over runner up Ted Feehan. Ted punched all 16 controls in a time of 34:08. Third place went to Yann O'Suilliabhain who finished in a time of 35:58.

There was lots of competition on the 2.6km Short course and it was Alec O’Brien who took the Short course event winner title. Alec punched all 10 controls in a time of 30:22 to secure the win. Trevor, Shay, Bobby, Harry and Billy pooled their navigational skills to complete the course in a time of 33:05 and claim the runner up spot in the process. Further team work assisted Anita, Callum, Saoirse, Fintan and Ava to third place. They punched the finish in a time of 35:45.

Thanks again to all those who supported the event and well done to all who participated. Full individual results with split times are available at the following link:

http://www.orienteering.ie/result2?oaction=moreResult&id=22107

Huge thanks to Jim Callanan for planning and organising the event. Special thanks also to Liam O’Brien and the Sleeman-Power, O’Leary-Fitzpatrick and Lucey families for helping with the event.

We very much appreciate the assistance of Cork Schools Orienteering Association (CSOA) who gave us use of their map for the event.

We are very grateful to the OPW and the staff of Doneraile Park for permitting us stage the event in this wonderful location.

Thanks also to Christy Collins, Director with the Children’s Leukaemia Association for attending 

Once again huge thanks to everyone else who supported the event in any way.

 O'Grady and Vettraino Families, Killavullen Mallow Scouts O'Suilleabhain Family and Christy Collins, Children's Leukaemia Association
                    






Autumn League #5: Regional Park Ballincollig, Tuesday September 17th Event Info

posted 14 Sep 2019, 14:11 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 14 Sep 2019, 14:11 ]

The fifth event in the CorkO 
Autumn League will take place at the Regional Park Ballincollig on Tuesday September 17th.

The park extends along the south bank of the river Lee and the terrain is mixed parkland, with fast grass and path sections, some forest run and some undergrowth. The land was originally part of the Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills and the eastern end of the park is where the many ruins of the old Gunpowder Factory are still visible. Interesting route choice is provided by the limited number of crossing points along the canals and millraces which run throughout the park.

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COURSE INFO:
Short course is 2.3km with 11 controls. 
Long course is 4.7km with 19 controls. 

Notes:
- The canal is to be crossed using the foot-bridges only.
- Course closes at 7.30pm.  All controls will be removed at this time.

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START TIMES:
Competitors can start any time between 5:30pm and 6.30pm from the middle car park of the park.

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DIRECTIONS:
The event will start from the MIDDLE CAR PARK of Ballincollig Regional Park, behind the church in Innishmore, 10km west of Cork city.

From the roundabout in the centre of Ballincollig main street (beside Tesco), head North down past Tesco, take the first left, then turn right after the church. The park car park is on the right.

Follow the link below for a map and other park info:

Parking is limited and is used by the allotments, so please car pool, use public transport or cycle if possible. Excess parking may be available on the public road in front of the church.

As always DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES ON VIEW IN YOUR CAR.

Hope you can join us!

Autumn League #4: Cliona Callanan Memorial Orienteering Event Doneraile Forest Park Sunday September 15th Event Info

posted 12 Sep 2019, 04:33 by Elaine Sheridan

The 4th event in the CorkO Autumn League will take place on Sunday September 15th in Doneraile Park. This will be the 14th Annual
Cliona Callanan Memorial Orienteering event and all proceeds on the day will go to the Cork Children's Leukaemia Association.

Hope you will come along and take advantage of the opportunity to experience this magnificent setting and sample the wonderful parkland terrain. It is sure to be a fun event and with numerous picnic tables and a large children's playground it caters well for families and offers plenty of post run entertainment. The Tea Rooms will also be open on the day.

With courses to suit all the family and no orienteering experience necessary, it's a great opportunity to encourage your family, friends or colleagues to sample this exciting sport at this very popular venue. You can run, jog or just stroll along any of the courses on offer. For our regular Autumn League followers there are two additional courses at this event for those that feel they are ready to take on a more challenging course.


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COURSE INFO
Short 2.6 km,10 controls
Medium 3.7km, 16 controls
Long 5.5 km, 26 controls

IMPORTANT NOTE: Strictly no entry to deer enclosures or cattle pastures (marked Out of Bounds on the maps), also no entering lakes or river and no climbing or crossing walls or fences in the Park.

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START TIMES:
Competitors can start anytime between 10:00am and 1pm.

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REGISTRATION:
As money cannot be collected inside the Park (OPW directive), registration will take place outside the park near the entrance. Park your car as usual in the car park and stroll back out to pay. Start, Finish and Download will all be located inside the park near the main car park.

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DIRECTIONS:
Doneraile Park is a short 45 minute drive from Blackpool. Travel north to Malllow and on to NewtwopotHouse, on the main Cork - Limerick Road and turn right. Doneraile is located on the R581 regional road 8 km east of the N20. It is about 12 km north of Mallow town. Doneraile Park is situated on the Northern edge of Doneraile town. Drive straight through the pretty Georgian village, across the Awbeg river, a branch of the Blackwater and the Park entrance is located on your right (opposite the entrance to the local Golf Club and Nagle/Rice secondary school).

Follow the link below for a map and other park info:
http://www.corko.net/doneraile-forest-park

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GROUPS:
If anyone is planning on bringing a large group, please let us know in advance to facilitate printing of maps. You can contact us at corko@orienteering.ie

Hope you can join us and help support a very worthy cause.


Autumn League #3: Cork Showgrounds, Curraheen Tuesday September 10th Results and Report

posted 11 Sep 2019, 10:42 by Elaine Sheridan

The third event in the CorkO Autumn League saw competitors converge at The Cork Showgrounds on Tuesday evening for our latest autumnal adventure. The Cork Showgrounds area is very open and is comprised of several large fields divided by roads, hedges, earth banks and a river so it is quite different to our regular forested areas.

The terrain itself isn’t terribly technical so to add to the challenge on the night the planner began both courses with a maze training exercise which was made up of 36 controls split into four grids of 9 controls. This exercise was designed to test competitor’s ability to orientate their maps correctly. Only when you had punched all the controls on your maze did you get your map to begin your chosen course.

The technical maze at the start caught a few folks out including some seasoned orienteers. The first leg on the long course after the maze had competitor race across the open Showgrounds on a long leg to control one below the busy N40 road. The long grass in this area had recently been mowed and it was a case of sticking to the right track to minimise the amount of time one needed to hurdle over the rows of cut grass. Having punched one competitors then doubled back and crossed the river towards control two before embarking on another long leg to three. The grass in this section had yet to be cut so it was a little heavy going at times. This control was positioned low in the drain junctions and was tricky to spot in the undergrowth. From here there was a nice short leg to control 4. Some participants elected to take the straightest route and manged to scramble their way through the hedging. Others took the slightly longer route around the hedge to the control site.

Another short leg followed to control 5 positioned at a single tree in another hedge. The leg from 5 to 6 was perhaps the longest of the night and took participants to the most western point on the map. From here there was a short run back up the hill to control 7. The leg from 7 to 8 involved crossing the river. Some entrants opted for the shortest route and splashed their way to the control while others decided to keep their feet dry and instead used the bridge to cross the river. The remaining legs were all about speed with a straight route to 9 before a long trek to 10. Once again care needed to be taken to approach ten from the right side otherwise more scrambling through the hedge was required. Having punched 10 there was a fast-open run to the finish.

The open grassy terrain would have suited the fast runners in the field. The openness also meant that fellow participants could be seen in the distance which might have provided extra motivation to some to push hard to catch them. With the maze and the 3.9km course there was some fierce competition on the night and at the finish a meagre 8 seconds differentiated our top two finishers. It was Joe Bosonnet who claimed the bragging rights and took the event win completing the course in a time of 23:47. Joe's speed was certainly an advantage on this terrain. Hot on Joe’s heels was Simon Upton who finished runner up again this week having completed the course in a time of 23:55. Third place went to Dan McDonnell who punched the finish in a time of 25:42.

Fresh from her exploits in Wales at the weekend in the SHI Niamh Corbett claimed another Autumn League winners honour. She was the fastest lady around the Showgrounds on Tuesday night and finished the 4.7km course in a time of 27:09. A long way behind her was runner up Elaine Sheridan. She punched all 20 controls in a time of 38:12. Niamh’s mum Liz Deane took the final podium spot when she finished in a time of 42:04.

There was great rivalry on the 2.5km Short course were two siblings battled it out for the event winner title. Eve Buckley took the spoils when she completed the course in a time of 19:30. Not far behind her was her brother Fionn who punched all 16 controls in a time of 20:41. Third place on the short course when to Ted Feehan who cross the line in a time of 21:58.

Well done to all who participated on the night. We hope you enjoyed the challenge at the start and the different nature of the terrain. Full individual results with splits times are available at the following link:

http://www.orienteering.ie/result2?oaction=moreResult&id=22105

Huge thanks again this week to Liam O’Brien for planning and organising the event. Thanks also to Willie Fitzgerald and Dave O’Donovan for taking care of warmup and starts. Thanks also to Dan McDonnell and Darragh and Terrance Hoare for assisting with control collection.

We are also very thankful to Cork Schools Orienteering Association for the use of their map and to the Munster Agricultural Society and UCC for permitting us to stage the event on this area.

The next event in our Autumn League will take place on Sunday September 15th in the beautiful surrounds of Doneraile Park. This event will be the 14th Annual Cliona Callanan Memorial Orienteering and all proceeds on the day will go to the Cork Children's Leukaemia Association. Come along anytime between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Why not bring a picnic or enjoy the Tea Rooms and don't forget the playground! Further directions and park info can be found here:
www.corko.net/doneraile-forest-park

Hope you can join us on our northern adventure and help support a very worthy cause.

Autumn League #3: Cork Showgrounds, Curraheen TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH Event Info

posted 5 Sep 2019, 14:05 by Elaine Sheridan

The third event in our Autumn league will take place on Tuesday September 10th at the Cork Showgrounds in
 Curraheen

With kind permissions from Munster Agricultural Society and UCC for the use of this area. The area isn't too technical but there are enough features to keep all orienteers concentrating - no room for small errors! You'll have to come along to sample the terrain for yourself.

COURSE INFO
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The format for both long and short courses is similar to last year i.e. start by navigating through a mini orienteering grid exercise and then complete your run by taking on a regular orienteering course. Competitors will have an opportunity to get some practice on the grid before they begin in earnest.

Long Course ~4.7km
Short Course  2.5km. 

Climb is negligible on both courses. Some of the fields used are being prepared for a cut of silage. If this cut has not taken place by Tuesday the high grass will present some difficulties for buggies - this only applies to a small section of the short course.

STARTS
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Start anytime from 5pm to 6:30pm. Courses close at 7:45pm. 

DIRECTIONS
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Take junction 2 off the N40 and follow signs for Curraheen village (do not take the exit for Curraheen Park the greyhound track!). The entrance to the competition area is 800m from the Marymount roundabout after 800m the orienteering event will be signposted on the right before you enter Curraheen village.  

Hope you can join us.





Autumn League #2: Tramore Valley Park Tuesday September 3rd Results and Report

posted 5 Sep 2019, 10:27 by Elaine Sheridan

Tramore Valley Park was the central destination for the second event in the CorkO Autumn league. Thankfully, the intermittent light rain showers on the night didn’t deter the 70+ entrants at the event. This was our first event in the park since it officially opened to the public back in the summer and it was wonderful to see so many people utilising this great amenity. Between orienteers, walkers, cyclist, runners and rugby players the park was a hive of activity on Tuesday night.

Tramore Valley Park is in the heart of the city as commuters journeyed home along the roads adjacent to the park orienteers got to escape this mayhem and enjoy an adventure and a good work out in this new city amenity. Despite the evening showers it was warm on the night and this in conjunction with the gruelling climbs led to some exhausted finishers

The planner set out two challenging courses with lots of route choice. The Short course was comprised of a series of short legs in the northern section of the park. The Long course took participants to all areas of the park. Starting under the goal posts of the main pitch the course began with a short leg across the grass pitches. The later entrants on the night had to negotiate their way around a rugby team who began training on the pitch’s midway through our event. From here there was the first of a number of long legs which took competitors from one side of the map to the other. Competitors had to decide whether to go around or up and over the infamous dome.

Having punched control 2 there was some contouring required toward control 3 before a fast drop down to control four. Control 5 gave competitors a view of where the Tramore River flows under the South City Link Road. Another long leg followed and competitors were again forced to decide the fastest way around the dome to reach control 6 on the western edge of the map. There was a nice gentle run to control 7 before a tough climb up the dome to control 8. There followed a quick descent to control 9 before some further contouring to control 10.

The faster runners in the field would have made good time on the final two legs by sticking to the paths while the more adventurous orienteers may have attempted to take a more direct route to these controls. From the final control there was a fast sprint across the flat pitches to the finish.

There was a lot of competition on the Long course on Tuesday night. Jens Waechter was one of the first entrants on the course and was the early leader setting a fast pace for the rest to follow. As the event progressed several came close to matching his pace but it wasn’t until the late finishers downloaded that his time was beaten. Darragh Hoare had no issue navigating around The Dome and he completed the 4.5km course in a super time of 24:25 to take the event winner title. Just under a minute behind Darragh was Simon Upton. He punched all 12 controls in a time of 25:21 to finish runner-up. The final podium spot went to Jens Waechter who finished in a time of 26:16.

The fastest lady around Tramore Valley Park on Tuesday night was Niamh Corbett she showed great speed and endurance when she completed the course in a time of 26:59. Next weekend Niamh along with fellow CorkO members Toni O’Donovan, Dan McDonnell, Marcus Pinker and Josh O’Sullivan Hourihan as well as Darragh Hoare will travel to Wales to compete for team Ireland in the Senior Home International. We wish them all the best of luck and hope their winning ways continue this weekend. Aoife O’Sullivan held off a strong challenge from Caroline Murray to take the runner-up honour. Aoife completed the taxing course in a time of 35:59. Caroline was not far behind her and punched the finish in a time of 36:41.

Of the 27 competitors on the Short course it was Eve Buckley who finished top of the leaderboard. She punched all 9 controls in a time of 21:46. Sean Hennessy took second place when he punched the finish in a time of 23:16. The final podium spot went to Chiara Bosonnet who completed the 2.4km course in a time of 27:24.

Well done to all who participated on the night. Full individual results with split times are available at the following link:

http://www.orienteering.ie/result2?oaction=moreResult&id=22100

Huge thanks this week to Liam O’Brien for planning and organising the event. Thanks also to Dave O’Donovan for taking care of starts on the night and to the present and past pupils of Midleton CBS for assisting with control collection.

We are also very grateful to Cork City Council for giving us permission to stage the event in the park and allowing us take advantage of this great new city amenity.

Next week the Autumn League roadshow moves to the Showgrounds in Curraheen. This area is very open and not very technical but the planner will have an additional challenge at the start of the courses to test competitor’s navigational skills.

Hope you can join us for the Showgrounds challenges!

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