Blackrock Urban-O, Cork City, SUNDAY January 30th Event Info
Post date: Jan 20, 2022 11:2:14 PM
Cork Orienteering Club invite you to join us on SUNDAY JANUARY 30TH at our Blackrock Urban Orienteering Race. The event will start in Beaumont Park.
So be sure to add this date to your orienteering diaries.
In a change from our usual events which typically take place in forests, parks or on open mountain terrain, at this event competitors will be navigating their way around the streets, parks and estates in the Blackrock area of Cork City. There will be courses to suit all levels of orienteering experience as well as all ages and fitness levels.
Urban orienteering has its own set of unique challenges for orienteers to master. In particular the map will have a few different features to be aware of. The new map is drawn to ISSOM 2007 standards so it will be forbidden to cross any of the following features on the map:
- Dark green: impassable vegetation
- Thick black line: impassable wall or fence
- Olive green: area with forbidden access
- Hatched purple: out-of-bounds area
- Water features outlined in black: uncrossable body of water
We would also ask all participants to refrain from entering private property or water channels, or hopping any walls higher than waist-height.
There will be four courses on offer on the day:
Long Course 5.4km, 15 controls, 112m climb
Medium Course 4.6km, 13 controls, 64m climb
Short Course 3.0km, 10 controls, 48m climb
Adventure Course 1.8km, 9 controls, 50m climb
Map scale 1:4000 (approx.)
"Medium" and "Long" maps are A3 size.
"SHORT", "MEDIUM" AND "LONG" COURSES WILL INVOLVE RUNNING ALONG AND CROSSING ROADS WITH LIVE TRAFFIC.
*** COMPETITORS ARE TO TAKE ALL DUE CARE ON PUBLIC ROADS.****
As the Adventure course has no road crossing it is suitable for all ages young and old.
Private gardens and other private areas are marked Olive green on the map and are designated
"Area with forbidden access". Please respect all private property and do not enter these areas.
Competitors can start anytime from 10am to 12pm.
This event is pre-entry only and competitors can enter here:
Entries Close - 29/01/2022 @ 18:00 PM
Student and Over-65 €5
Electronic punching will be used for this event and SI-Card Hire is €2.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Blackrock area.