Cork League #2: Seefin OCTOBER 14th Event Info

Post date: Oct 11, 2012 11:42:40 PM

The second event in the Cork League takes places this Sunday October 14th in the Nagles Mountains of North Cork. These mountains comprise an extensive area of open forest (see aerial photo on the left). The specific region for the event is called Seefin. The Seefin map which wasn't used for orienteering in over 25 years was updated by our club members last year and the first event held on this new map took place in March of this year. Following that event there was great praise for the new map and I’m sure many are looking forward to returning to this terrain. The map scale is 1:10,000 and the landscape is mostly open forest with a good road network and many earthwalls and streams. As nearly all of the wood is between 800 and 1,000 feet in altitude on a North facing hillside there are relatively few brambles and no rhododendron. 


From 11am to 1pm. 

For those who have signed up for the coaching which our club coach Danny O’Hare has organised prior to the main event. The coaching will start at 10:30am.


The course details are as follows: 

Blue 7km 14 controls

Green 6.4 km 13 controls 

Orange2.6 km 10 controls 

Yellow 2.1km 7 controls

Trails Course 8.6km (Minimal navigation and all on forest paths and trails).


If travelling from Cork take Killavullen road at Bottlehill junction on Mallow road. Please note the road from Mallow to Killavullen is CLOSED. Event will be signposted from Killavullen. 


A pair of runners were left in the car park in Currabinny following the Autumn league event there. If these are yours please do get in touch!