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Autumn League #3: Regional Park Ballincollig, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH Event Info

posted 8 Sep 2016, 16:14 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 8 Sep 2016, 16:16 ]
The third event in the Cork Orienteering Club Autumn League will take place on Tuesday September 13th at the Regional Park Ballincollig.  Please note this event will start from the MIDDLE CAR PARK rather than the western end.

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:
Long: 4.4km, 21 controls
Short: 2.5km, 10 controls

Notes:
- SI boxes may be up to 1 metre away from the kite, as they are secured to trees, poles etc. to prevent theft.
- There are no controls inside or upon any ruin.
- 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 following link 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.