Cork League #2: Seefin Results

Post date: Oct 17, 2012 4:56:35 PM

The second event in the Cork League took place on Sunday the 14th of October at Seefin in the Nagle Mountains of North Cork. The 50 competitors at the event could not have asked for a nicer autumnal day. The morning was bright and fresh which provide excellent conditions for orienteering.Beneath the canopy of trees were some lovely areas of runnable forest and a vast grid of earth walls. There were four courses on offer and they all presented entrants with plenty of route choice with options to go direct or utilise the extensive network of fire roads in an attempt to gain precious time over fellow competitors. Furthermore certain areas of the forest were dark and eerie at times so it made for a great pre Halloween event!On the Blue course Brian Corbett completed the tough course in a time of 60:22 and showed his class with a very convincing winning margin. He had almost 9 minutes to spare over second place finisher Josh O'Sullivan Hourihan. John Scannell took third place with a time of 70:07.Things were a lot closer on the Green course were Willie Fitzgerald took the honours with a winning time of 76:02. He had a mere 17 seconds to spare over second place finisher Caroline Dennedy. Sheila Feehan finished third with a time of 92:25.Times were also very close on the Orange course with Clare Nuttall winning the course with a time of 57:01. Emily Birchall took second place and was just 45 seconds adrift of Clare's winning time. Third place went to Eileen Cronin with a time of 59:11.

The Sweeney Family were the winners of the Yellow course with a time of 42:26.

Full individual results with splits are available here.

Thanks to Pat Cadogan for planning and organising the event and to Fiona O'Riordan and Dave O'Donovan for assisting with registration and starts. Thanks also to Denis Power for helping with parking and to John Scannell and Brian Corbett for helping with control collection.

The next club event will be a Munster League event and it will take place on Sunday November 11th in another NEW area called Knockacullata. It is not to often one gets the opportunity to experience the terrain of a new map so it is definitely worth putting this date in your orienteering diary.