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Summer League #11: Farran Forest Park TUESDAY JULY 21ST Fun Relay Race, BBQ & Prize-Giving

posted 17 Jul 2015, 00:48 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 17 Jul 2015, 00:59 ]
The eleventh and final event in the 2015 CorkO Summer League will take place at Farran Forest Park on Tuesday evening July 21st. The format will be a fun relay race and as this will be the Summer League Finale the event will be followed by a BBQ and the league prize-giving. We really hope you can join us for some exciting orienteering, delicious food and the crowning of our league champions.

Farran Forest Park has seen a lot of change in the last number of years and there is one major addition to the park since our last visit with the arrival of the Zipit Forest Adventures. This adventure company specialises in adventurous trail courses in the treetops. These aerial trails offer 86 activities and over 800m of Ziplines within the park. Allowing participants to climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, surf with a difference or cycle a BMX over a treetop bridge before zipping down one of our many ziplines. You can find out more about these trails on their website here.
The kind people from Zipit have kindly sponsored first prize in our Fun Relay Race and the 2015 CorkO Summer League Relay Champions will get to return to the park and see it from a different perspective on these exhilarating and challenging aerial trails. This excellent prize will provide further motivation for all participants on the night.

The format will be a 2-person fun relay race! All first let runners will commence their courses at the same time. When they complete their course and return to the finish they will tag their team mate who can then set off on their course.

Each team will complete a short 1.6km leg and a slightly longer leg 2.2km.

There is a good path network in Farran so the area is buggy friendly.

The map scale is 1:4000

In the interest of fun and fairness we would ask that people who competed on the Long Course throughout the league partner up with those who competed on the Short course. Or failing that we would ask all those who finished in the top half of the Long course league results to find a team mate from the lower half of the Long course league results. We don't want a "packed duo" running away with the relay!!

We really would encourage everyone to come along and enjoy this fun event. If you don't have a team mate before the event don't worry as the organisers will assist with team selection/pairings on the night to ensure everyone gets a run/walk/jog or stroll.
There will be a group start of all first leg runners at 6.30pm. We will have a briefing 5 minutes beforehand to explain everything. Please allow enough time to register or find a team mate. There is a fabulous playground in the park which might provide a good warm up area for some of our competitors.

We have asked for the barrier at the entrance to the park to be opened for free entry between 5:30pm and 7pm. If you arrive outside this time you will most likely have to pay the €5 entrance fee.

The BBQ will start at 7:30pm in the National Rowing Centre which is also in the park (a 50m walk from the car park).

Adult €5 - includes relay entry and BBQ ticket.
Child €3 - includes relay entry and BBQ ticket.
Family €10 - includes relay entry and 3 BBQ tickets.

Additional BBQ tickets can be purchased at a cost of €5 for adults and €3 for children.

Anyone who attended our BBQ in the rowing centre last year will remember how delicious the food was.

We plan to have the prize giving for the league around ~8pm. So if your name appears among the prize winners below don't miss your moment of glory and come along to collect your hard earned prize!

Long Course Men's League
WINNER:               Conrad Daly (14pts)
Runner-up:             Donal Murphy (17pts)
Joint 3rd:               Agris Kramins (23pts)
                             Brian Corbett (23pts)
5th:                       Richard Latimer (39pts)

Long Course Women's League
WINNER:               Niamh Corbett (7pts)
Runner-up:             Eibhlin Cleary (13pts)
3rd:                       Trishia O'Mahony (14pts)
4th:                       Elaine Sheridan (19pts)
5th:                       Norah O'Brien (30pts)

Short Course League
WINNER:                 Matthew Kearney (6pts)
Runner-up:               Liam Twomey (14pts)
3rd:                         Zame Kramina (41pts)

Full individual results are available here:

If you didn't manage to achieve one of the top places in the league don't worry all league finishers will receive a specially designed T-shirt. Similar to last year to avoid waste and ensure that you receive a T-shirt that fits you the summer league boutique will be at Farran on Tuesday night. We will have some sample T-shirts available for you to try on. We will then order your desired size and you can collect it at any of our Autumn League events. If you can't make the event and know your t-shirt size please do let me know.

So far we have over 90 league finishers, check the results file to see if you are one of the lucky few. Furthermore, the following people can still qualify for a T-shirt if they run on Tuesday, so do come out and compete.
Jane Shanahan
Aisling Clifford
Mona Clifford
Ellen Feehan
Helen Stone
Ailbhe Creedon O'Sullivan
Bernadette Coleman
Claire Lane
Martin Hickey
Gerry, Maeve & David Brett

Farran forrest park is signposted from Dan Sheehan's Pub on the main Ballincollig - Macroom road as the national rowing centre.

Hope you will join us for this fun orienteering event, tasty BBQ and the crowning of our league champions. It is sure to be a very social evening.