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Coming Soon To A Forest or Park Near You......the 2019 CorkO Summer Orienteering League

posted 7 May 2019, 13:40 by Elaine Sheridan
It's that time of year again when the evenings are long and bright and there's now more time to play outdoors which means the CorkO Summer Orienteering League is back and will be coming to a forest or park near you real soon.

So why not get outdoors and join us for some evening orienteering. This year's summer evening league will be kicking off on TUESDAY MAY 14TH at FOTA HOUSE AND GARDENS and the league will run every Tuesday until July 23rd. Each week we will be orienteering in a different forest or park in and around Cork city and county.

So it is now time to root out your o-shoes and dust off your SI card and get ready for some wood and parkland adventures. Time will tell whose winter training has been most effective and who will peak at the right time! We hope the reigning Summer League champions

Men's Long Course Champion: Conrad Daly
Women's Long Course Champion: Elizabeth Jakobsson
Short Course Champion: David Moylan

will be out to defend their titles. No doubt other rivalries will be renewed and perhaps even some new contenders will emerge over the coming weeks.

Our summer league events are fun, suitable for all the family, young and old, and irrespective of fitness levels. As usual there will be two courses on offer each evening.
1. Short (<2.5km) which is aimed at families, juniors and beginners.
2. Long (< 5km)

You can start anytime between 5:30pm and 7pm at each event.

Entry fees are €4 Juniors/Students/OAP, €6 Adult and €15 Family.

So if your looking for a healthy, fun, outdoor activity to fill the long summer evenings then why not encourage your family, friends or colleagues to take part and enjoy a fun evening in the woods. Beginners and families are always welcome, and we will have someone on hand at each event to show you the ropes. Furthermore, if anyone would like some flyers or a poster to help promote the league in your workplace please let me know and I'll get some to you.

Here are the locations that will be visited in the 2019 Cork Orienteering Club Summer League:

SL#1:   May 14th     Fota House and Gardens
SL#2:   May 21st     Doneraile Park
SL#3:   May 28th     James Fort

SL#4:   June 4th      Regional Park Ballincollig
SL#5:   June 11th    Currabinny Wood
SL#6:   June 18th    Warrenscourt Wood
SL#7:   June 25th    Corrin Hill Wood

SL#8:   July  2nd     Curragh Wood
SL#9:   July  9th      Moanbaun Wood
SL#10: July 16th     Ballyannon Wood
SL#11: July 23rd     Farran Forest Park

Remember you need to attend 6 events to complete the league and receive a uniquely designed technical t-shirt.

Just a reminder that electronic punching will be used at the majority of events so if you wish to invest in an SI card the club has a stock of these for sale. They cost €30 for members and €35 for non-members.

Further details on each league event including results, event reports, photos etc will be posted to our mail list and on our club website:
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Alternatively, have you heard about our text alert service? To receive free updates about our upcoming events at Cork Orienteering Club, just text G7RP3, followed by your name, to 51777 (for the price of a standard text message).

Hope you can join us in Fota when the league kicks off.