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Summer League #11: Farran Forest Park TUESDAY JULY 23rd Fun Relay Race, BBQ and Prize-Giving

posted 19 Jul 2019, 01:55 by Elaine Sheridan
The eleventh and final event in the 2019 CorkO Summer League will take place at Farran Forest Park on Tuesday evening July 23rd. 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.

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  2km leg and a slightly longer leg 3km.

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

The map scale is 1:5000

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 6.20pm. 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 €7 - includes relay entry and BBQ ticket.
Child €5 - includes relay entry and BBQ ticket.
Family €16 - includes relay entry and 3 BBQ tickets.

Additional BBQ tickets can be purchased at a cost of €7 for adults and €5 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 8 pts              
Runner-Up:          Gerald Duffy 33pts
3rd:                      Eric O'Connor 35pts  
4th:                      Dan McDonnell 38pts
5th:                      Johnathan Lucey 42pts

Long Course Women's League
WINNER:             Aoife O'Sullivan 8pts
Runner-up:          Caroline Murray 13pts
3rd:                      Trishia O'Mahony 17pts
Joint 4th:              Sinead O'Donoghue  23pts
                             Sharon Lucey 23pts
5th                        Elaine Sheridan 25pts

Short Course League
WINNER:              Isaac Bosonnet 14pts
Joint Runner-up:   Eoin Sweeney 26pts
                              Paul Sweeney 26pts
Joint 3rd:               Erin O'Brien 39pts
                              Chiara Bosonnet 39pts
This year we had 30 competitors completing 6 or more events on the Short course and medals will be presented to all Short course finishers in recognition of their great achievement.

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 86 summer league followers who are eligible to received our 2019 technical t-shirt, 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.
Darragh Hoare
Joe Bosonnet
Terence J Hoare
Simon Forrest
Dave Collins
Fiona Buckley
Ciara Fitzgerald
Mary Anne O'Brien
Billy Cabal
Alex Cudmore
Isabelle O'Brien

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.