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Training Day#2: Tir na Spideoige, Inchigeela SATURDAY 30TH MARCH

posted 25 Mar 2019, 09:10 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 25 Mar 2019, 09:10 ]

For anybody looking to progress or, improve their open-mountain orienteering, CorkO will be hosting a second technical training day on Saturday March 30th. This is especially relevant for those who hope to attend the upcoming Irish Orienteering Championships! 

The technical training event will take place at Tir na Spideoige near Inchigeela. This is an excellent technical area and was last used for Day 3 of the 2018 Shamrock O-Ringen. 

The training will help people get to grips with contours which will be a benefit to their orienteering in general and especially for the Irish championships and provincial championships. The training will be tailored for the participants and is sure to be fun for all.

Check out the following link to see the type of exercises that took place on our last training day in Tir na Spideoige on March 2nd
http://www.corko.net/news-1/traininglog  

The training will start at 11am and will last 60-90 minutes.

Bring trail shoes (they will likely get wet), a compass, open mind and clothes appropriate for the weather.

All are welcome to join us. Attendance is free of charge to CorkO members and there will be a €5 fee to non-members, payable on the morning.

If you would like to join us this Saturday March 30th please register by e-mailing us as
corko(at) orienteering (dot) ie
by Thursday March 28th so we can ensure we've enough maps printed.


Training Log

posted 7 Mar 2019, 11:20 by Elaine Sheridan

Well done to all those eager orienteers who braved the elements last Saturday in Tir na Spideoige for our training day. 

Brian had some challenging training exercises planned to test our map reading and interpretation of the terrain.

If you missed out last Saturday we will be returning to the area for more technical training on Saturday March 30th so put that date in your orienteering diary.

Speaking of diaries, we now have a Strava club for CorkO. Strava is an online training platform for logging your workouts, easy runs, O races etc and keeping a digital training diary. 


Its easy to set up a Strava profile and link in garmin connects system. The group is private so requests need approval by the account administrator.   

If you would like to share and compare your training activity with other club members you are welcome to join the group. It might give you that extra bit of motivation to train harder!

Training Day #1: Tir na Spideoige, Inchigeela Saturday 2nd March

posted 24 Feb 2019, 13:33 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 1 Mar 2019, 02:14 ]

For anybody looking to progress or, improve their open-mountain orienteering, CorkO will be hosting two technical training days in March. This is especially relevant for those who hope to attend the upcoming Irish Orienteering Championships! The training days are scheduled for the following dates:

Training Day #1: Saturday 2nd March
Training Day #2: Saturday 30th March

The two technical training events will take place at Tir na Spideoige near Inchigeela. This is an excellent technical area and was last used for Day 3 of the 2018 Shamrock O-Ringen. 

The training will help people get to grips with contours which will be a benefit to their orienteering in general and especially for the Irish championships and provincial championships. The training will be tailored for the participants and is sure to be fun for all.

The training will start at 11am and will last 60-90 minutes.

Those travelling from Cork can meet at Lee Valley Clothing in Inchigeelagh at 10:45am and drive up to the parking location (same as that used for last year's Shamrock) from there.

Directions from Cork with parking area shown at the following link:

https://goo.gl/maps/g5VCXXacWZ52

Grid References:
normal Grid Ref = W 214 672
10 digit Grid Ref = W 21460 67278
Latitude = 51.85232 (north)
Longitude = -9.13999 (west)
Latitude = 51°51'8" (north)
Longitude = 9°8'24" (west)
Tetrad = W26D

Bring trail shoes (they will likely get wet), a compass, open mind and clothes appropriate for the weather.

All are welcome to join us. Attendance is free of charge to CorkO members and there will be a €5 fee to non-members, payable on the morning.

If you would like to join us this Saturday  please register by e-mailing us as
corko(at) orienteering (dot) ie
by Thursday February 28th so we can ensure we've enough maps printed.

Munster League #3: Knocknagalty, Limerick SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24TH Event Info

posted 14 Feb 2019, 12:23 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 19 Feb 2019, 02:20 ]


The second event in the 2019 Munster League will take place this Sunday February 24th at Knocknagalty, (Galty Wood), near Kilbeheny on the Limerick/Tipperary border. Mixed forestry, good road/track network. There will be courses to suit all levels of orienteering ability.

SportIdent electronic timing will be used.

COURSE INFORMATION
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Brown 6.9km
Blue 5.4km
Green 3.8km
Lt green 2.3km
Orange 2.6km
Yellow 1.7km

The map has been updated. The forest is very nice place for a run.

START TIMES
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Competitors can start anytime from 10:45am to 12:45pm

Please let us know by Friday if you are bringing a group - to ensure we have enough maps.

Course closing time is 2pm - controls will be removed at this time to ensure those who wish can watch the Ireland v Italy rugby match that day.

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 and Dublin via the M8 motorway. 
Parking is in the Coillte car-park area i.e. Attychraan Loop Trail Car Park.

* 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.

Irish Orienteering Championships 2019

posted 28 Jan 2019, 03:21 by Elaine Sheridan

A new year means new orienteering adventures and one key date for your 2019 orienteering diary is the Irish Orienteering Championships weekend.

This year's Irish Orienteering Championships will take place on the May bank holiday weekend in counties Fermanagh, Cavan and Tyrone. Fermanagh Orienteers will be hosting this year's event and have planned four days of championship action on challenging terrain for us all to enjoy.

The full orienteering program for those who venture north for the May Bank holiday weekend includes:

Friday 3rd May – Sprint Race at Florence Court Estate

Saturday 4th May – Middle Distance Race at Castle Archdale
Sunday 5th May – Classic Distance Race at the Burren, County Cavan
Monday 6th May – Relay at Parkanaur, County Tyrone

Further details on the each day can be found on the event website:
https://ioc2019.com/

Entries are now open and individuals can enter at the following link:
https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=5318

Hope you can join team CorkO at this event.


2019 Strength and Conditioning Classes

posted 5 Jan 2019, 12:54 by Elaine Sheridan

Hi All,

For the last number of years CorkO have organised a successful Strength and Conditioning class throughout the winter. This weekly session helps improve our flexibility and balance. The training is specially geared to running helping to avoid injuries and improve your strength and stride.

This new year we'll be commencing our next block of classes with a professional trainer in Fitnessworx gym on the Tramore Road

When:-       8pm on Monday evenings
Start-date:- Monday 14th January
Duration:-   12 weeks
Cost:-         CorkO members €60 non-members €70

All fitness levels welcome, everyone can do the exercises at their own pace.

Non-CorkO members welcome.

We have 20 places so email Danny NOW at dannyohare (at) gmail (dot) com to reserve a place in our next block of classes.  

Christmas Fun Event Fota House and Gardens THURSDAY DECEMBER 27TH Event Info

posted 23 Dec 2018, 18:33 by Elaine Sheridan

Join us next Thursday 27th December at Fota House and Gardens for some festive orienteering fun!

This year's event will be a Reindeer Scrabble Score.

Blitzen, Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Comet and Cupid.

The aim is to spell the name of as many reindeer as possible using the lettered controls in the allocated 45-minute time limit. Words can be gotten in any order however all words must be spelled correctly.

Each control can be visited only once so multiples of some letters are on the map.

To make it a bit easier; possible (high scoring) different combinations are below, remember words can be gotten in any order so long as they are spelled correctly. Can you find the optimum route?

Possible Combinations

BLITZEN

BLITZEN

BLITZEN

VIXEN

VIXEN

BLITZEN

RUDOLPH

VIXEN

RUDOLPH

RUDOLPH

RUDOLPH

VIXEN

DASHER

RUDOLPH

DANCER

DASHER

DANCER

RUDOLPH

CUPID

DASHER

CUPID

CUPID

CUPID

CUPID

COMET

CUPID

COMET

COMET

COMET

COMET

Other combinations using five of the seven reindeer listed above are not possible due to SI punch limits or not enough of the required letters being on the map.

Combinations more suited to juniors.

Possible Combinations - Juniors

Rudolph

Rudolph

Dasher

Dasher

Dancer

Dancer

Cupid

Cupid

Cupid

Comet

Comet

Comet

Other combinations using four of the five reindeer listed below are not possible due to not enough of the required letters being on the map.

These combinations will be printed on the map.

A maximum of 30 controls can be punched (limit of older SI cards). This rule applies to all participants regardless of your SI card.

Penalties are applied for being over time, incorrect spellings or visiting the same control more than once.

There will be a Mass Start at 12 noon, with another mass Start at 12:30 if required.

Registration will be open from 11:30.

Hope you can join us and don't forget your stopwatch!

Munster League #9: Kilworth Military Ranges, Kilworth Sunday December 16th Results and Report

posted 23 Dec 2018, 18:18 by Elaine Sheridan

Kilworth Military Range was the destination for the final event in the 2018 Munster League. All the entrants who choose orienteering over Christmas shopping on Sunday December 16th were treated to an early Christmas surprise. Despite the driving rain that most competitors encountered enroute to Kilworth Military Camp there was a welcome surprise in store for all at their orienteering destination. The rain ceased and clouds parted and the clear blue sky provided some fantastic views across the camp and it's environs and made for a very pleasant orienteering experience on the day.

Kilworth camp always features late in the orienteering calendar and regular visitors to this area come prepared for the cold and wet conditions but the balmy weather on December 16th were most unexpected and very enjoyable. Following all the heavy rain the terrain was quite wet underfoot and The mooreland terrain with it's military ranges and pits had a few additional water features for orienteers to negotiate. The river was flowing fast on the day and it's gushing sounds were audible from afar. The courses were very competitive on the day.

Jens Waechter claimed the winners title on the Brown course when he completed the testing 11km course in a time of 72:47. On the blue course it was Liam Cotter who punched the finish first when he completed the 8.4km course in a time of 63:06. The honours on the Green course when to the Munster League coordinator Danny O'Hare who punched all 18 controls on the 6.8km course in a time of 59:01. Darragh Hoare made short work of the 4.9km Light Green course beating all entrants including all his own family when he finished in an impressive time of 39:35. The Red course winners was Ted Feehan. He covered the 4.4km course in 66 minutes and 46 seconds. The Orange course event winners was Ber O'Sullivan she visited all 12 controls in a time of 90:19.

Well done to all who participated on the day. Full individual results with split times are available here:


Huge thanks to Sean Murphy for planning and organising the event. Thanks also to John Scannell for assisting with control collection.

Following the event in the cosy surrounds of the green shed refreshments were served and Danny O'Hare presented the prizes for 2018 Munster League. The final standings were based on the best 5 of the 9 events for each course and the results table is available a the following link:

http://orienteering.ie/results/leagues/show_table.php?league=Munster+League&date_from=01%2F18&date_to=07%2F19&best_of%5BBrown%5D=5&best_of%5BBlue%5D=5&best_of%5BGreen%5D=5&best_of%5BLight+Green%5D=5&best_of%5BRed%5D=5&best_of%5BOrange%5D=5&best_of%5BYellow%5D=3

On the Brown course Jens Waechter CorkO is the munster league champion for 2018. Agris Kramins is in second place ahead of Brian Corbett CorkO and Donal Murphy BOC
On the Blue course Liam Cotter CorkO is the winner ahead of Cathal Lane MCBS with Aaron Coughlan in third place. Cliodhna Donaghy from GEN is the leading lady and Munster League ladies champion for 2018.
On Green Liam O'Brien CorKO is the mens winner. For the ladies Liz Deane CorKO was a narrow winner ahead of Natsuko Cotter BOC with Edith Bridcut GEN in third place.
On Light Green Pat Cadogan took advantage of the better conditions for later runners in Kilworh to pip Donal Burke.  Zane Kramina finished ahead of Mary Curran to win the ladies competition.
On the Red Course taking into account the light green points Cathy Kennedy WatO finished ahead of Treasa O'Donovan BOC.
On the Orange course no competitors completed enough events.

If you haven't received your prize, please do get in touch with Danny. The first event of the 2019 Munster League is in Castlecomer on January 13th!!

If you missed the Kilworth event fear not as there is still one final opportunity for orienteering in 2018. Our Christmas fun event will take place at Fota House and Gardens on Thursday December 27th and the planners has some festive fun in store for all.
It may help to know the names of all of Santa's reindeer!

Hope you can join us for our last event in 2018.

Happy Christmas!


Some of the 2018 Munster League Prize Winners

   
   

Munster League #9: Kilworth Military Ranges, Kilworth SUNDAY DECEMBER 16TH Event Info

posted 5 Dec 2018, 04:23 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 5 Dec 2018, 12:49 ]

The 9th and final event in the 2018 Munster League will take place on Sunday December 16th at Kilworth Military Ranges


The terrain is made up of exposed open moorland surrounding Kilworth army camp, interspersed with many networks of earthwalls, gullies & depressions.  The terrain ranges from sheep cropped pasture, rough open fields, gorse & tussocky moorland.  There are some wet areas of bog on some of the longer courses but even after all the rain, the going is still fast with good visibility.  

COURSE INFORMATION
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Brown: 11 km, 21 controls;
Blue: 8.4km, 20 controls:
Green: 6.8km, 18 controls
Light Green: 4.9km, 14 controls,
Red: 4.4km, 12 controls,
Orange: 3.7km, 12 controls



START TIMES

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11am - 1pm
Courses will close at 2pm  


DIRECTIONS

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The event will be signposted from the Kilworth Military Camp on the R639.


Kilworth ("Lynch") army camp is adjacent to the M8 motorway. If travelling from the South, take the exit off the M8 at junction 14 and follow signs (R639) for Kilworth and Lynch army camp.


If travelling from the North, take the exit off the M8 at junction 13 and follow signs for Kilworth and Lynch army camp (R639). Parking approximately 6km from junction 13. 


The registration is at the Range area (Green shed) and there is ample parking and there will be toilet facilities.


ENTRY FEES

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Prices: Senior €7; Student, over-65 €5; Junior €4; Family €16; Groups by request. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE
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This event takes place on a military training facility. Along with all the normal safety precautions extra care is necessary in this area. If during the course of your run you encounter any suspicious item – please do not pick it up. Report the details back to the registration and it will be dealt with accordingly.

 

Hope you can join us on the day.

  

Munster League #8: Glengarra Wood, Tipperary SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25TH Event Info

posted 21 Nov 2018, 01:34 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 21 Nov 2018, 01:34 ]

The eighth event in the 2018 Munster League will take place on Sunday November 25th at 
Glengarra Wood, Tipperary. This a very scenic forest with two areas of Millennium Forest planting! Mixed forestry, good road/track network and open moorland. There will be courses to suit all levels of orienteering ability.

COURSE INFORMATION
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Brown           7.6km
Blue              6.2km
Green           4.9km
Light Green   3.7km
Red               2.3km
Orange          2.2km

START TIMES
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Competitors can start anytime from 11am to 1pm.

Please let us know if you are bringing a group.

DIRECTIONS
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Glengarra Wood is very accessible from Cork and Dublin via the M8 motorway. Parking is in the first car park on the right hand side, after you enter the woods.

* From Cork city, take the M8 northbound as far as Junction 12, signposted Mitchelstown/Kilbeheny. Take the R639 through the villages of Kilbeheny and Skeheenarinky. Glengarra Wood is on the left hand side of the road, approx. 3km from Skeheenarinky, and 500m after passing under a wide bridge.
* From Dublin/Waterford, take the M8 southbound and exit at Junction 11, signposted Kilbeheny/Skeheenarinky. Follow the R639 south, passing Kilcoran Lodge on your right. Once you pass a turn for Burncourt and Mitchelstown Caves on your left, the entrance to the woods is 500m on the right hand side of the road.

ENTRY FEES
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Prices: Senior €7; Student, over-65 €5; Junior €4; Family €16; Groups by request.

Hope you can join us.


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