Autumn League #2: Regional Park, Ballincollig Tuesday SEPTEMBER 2ND Event Info

Post date: Aug 31, 2014 11:10:6 PM

Hi all,

The next event in the CorkO Autumn League takes place on Tuesday (2nd September) at the Regional Park in Ballincollig. This time registration will be in the western car park near Iniscarra bridge (grid reference W572 710), from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

As usual we will have 2 courses on offer. The Explorer course which is suitable for adult beginners, juniors and families is 3.4km with 11 controls, and the Advanced course is 4.6km with 13 controls. The map scale is 1:7500. For the buggy-o competitors: some of the trails on both courses are narrow and gnarly and might be difficult to traverse with a buggy.

No need to bring an SI card this week, as we will be using pin-punching. Please visit the controls in the correct sequence! Special thanks to Blackwater Valley Orienteering Club for the loan of their kit for this week's event.

This week the learning point will be based on reading the control descriptions. Both maps will have control descriptions printed in symbolic and text form - see if you can identify what each symbol means. Carefully reading the control descriptions helps you to visualise the area around the control flag, which can save you valuable time when you arrive 'inside the control circle'.

Volunteers are always appreciated at our events - this week we would specifically like someone to help out from about 5:30-6:00 to manually assign start times. Please contact info (at) cork (dot) net if you can help out.

If you haven't yet collected your Summer League Finishers t-shirt, you can collect it from Elaine at this event.

All the best,

Rob (Planner)

The Watch House in the car park at the Park's western end