Cork Orienteering Club 2013 Summer League

Post date: May 08, 2013 5:20:39 PM

Hi All,Following all the excitement of the Irish Orienteering Championships last weekend the next big event on the CorkO orienteering calender is the 2013 Summer League. This year's league will be kicking off next Tuesday evening May 14th at Fota House and Gardens and runs every Tuesday until July 23rd. Each week we will be orienteering in a different forest or park in and around Cork city and county.So it is time to root out your o-shoes and dust off your SI card and get ready for some woodland adventures. Time will tell whose winter training has been most effective and who will peak at the right time! We hope the reigning Summer League champions Men's Long Course Champion Rob McEvoyWomen's Long Course Champion Ailbhe Creedon and Short Course Champion Sean Bosonnetwill be out to defend their titles. No doubt other rivalries will be renewed and perhaps even some new contenders will emerge over the coming weeks.But also remember the summer league events are fun, suitable for all the family, young and old, and irrespective of fitness levels. As usual there will be two courses on offer each evening.1. Short (<2.5km) which is aimed at families, juniors and beginners.2. Long (< 5km)Start times will be between 5:30 and 7pm.

Entry fees are €3 Children, €5 Adult and €10 Family.

So if your looking for a healthy, fun, outdoor activity to fill the long summer evenings then why not encourage your family, friends or colleagues to take part and enjoy a fun evening in the woods. Beginners and families are always welcome, and we will have someone on hand at each event to show you the ropes. Furthermore, if anyone would like some flyers or a poster to help promote the league in your workplace please let me know and I'll get some to you.

To prevent any of our regular summer league participants getting too complacent, this year we've added a few new venues to the fixture list. So here are the locations that will be visited in the 2013 Cork Orienteering Club Summer League:

SL#1:   May 14th  Fota House and Gardens

SL#2:   May 21st  Currabinny Wood

SL#3:   May 28th  Doneraile Park

SL#4:   June 4th   Regional Park Ballincollig

SL#5:   June 11th  Walshtown East

SL#6:   June 18th  James' Fort

SL#7:   June 25th  Moanbaun Wood

SL#8:   July  2nd   Ballyannon Wood

SL#9:   July  9th    UCC Campus

SL#10: July 16th   Curragh Wood

SL#11: July 23rd   Farran Forest Park

Remember you need to attend 6 events to complete the league and receive a uniquely designed technical t-shirt.

Just a reminder that electronic punching will be used at the majority of events so if you wish to invest in an SI card the club has a stock of these for sale. They cost €30 for members and €35 for non-members.

Further details on each league event including results, event reports, photos etc will be posted on our mail list and on our club website:

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Looking forward to seeing you in Fota!

Elaine Sheridan

Cork Orienteering Club