Munster League #7: Knocknagalty Sunday October 6th Results and Report

Post date: Oct 08, 2019 11:9:20 PM

Knocknagalty Wood in Limerick was the destination for the seventh event in the Munster League. Although the weather on Saturday in the Munster region was pretty miserable and wet thankfully Sunday turned out to be a much more enjoyable day. Those that made the journey to Knocknagalty got to enjoy orienteering on technical terrain with some wonderful scenery and picturesque forest. The planner set out six challenging courses with lots of route choices for competitors. If you missed the event you can check out the courses on route gadget. For those that attended on the day why not up load your route to compare your choices to those of your fellow competitors. There was some fierce competition on all the courses on the day. On the 6.8km Brown course it was Darren Burke who led the field. He completed the course in a time of 59:01 to claim first place. Hot on his heel was runner up Jens Waechter who finished in a time of 61:53. While Dan McDonnell took third place when he finished in a time of 68:24. On the 5.3km Blue course Mikey Alvarez was the convincing course winner. He punched all 13 controls in a time of 53:44 which gave him a comfortable winning margin over runner up John Scannell. John punched the finish in a time of 62:32 and had a mere five seconds to spare over third place finisher Joshua Hoare. On the Green course Pat Cadogan topped the leader board when he finished in a time of 70:49. The runner up spot went to Maya Buckley who punched all 12 controls in a time of 77:25. Third place went to Natsuko Cotter who finished in a time of 83:02. On the Light Green Ted Feehan set the pace when he finished in an incredibly fast time of 44:08. The runner up honour went to Zane Kramina who punched all 10 controls in a time of 52:48. The final podium spot on the Light Green course when to Jim O’Donovan when he finished in a time of 67:23. Mary McGrath was the winner on the Orange course when she completed it in a time of 29:05. Josephine O’Keeffe won the Yellow course finishing in a time of 44:10. Well done to all who participated on the day. Full individual results with splits times are available at the link below. Don’t forget that route gadget is also available so why not add your route to the mix. 

A thumb compass was found at the event so if you attended and are missing your thumb compass please do get in touch and we can re-unite you in time for your next event.

Huge thanks to Brian Corbett for planning and organising the event. Thanks also to Niamh Corbett for assisting on the day and to all those who assisted with control collection.

Our next event will see a return to some Urban orienteering as we take to the streets and terrain around Blackrock in the city for the Blackrock Urban Race. The event will take place on Sunday November 10th. A brand-new map has been developed for the event which should present some interesting challenges to all those who take part. If you enjoyed our Urban race in Kinsale town last year than be sure to mark this date in your orienteering diary. It should be an exciting event.

Hope you can join us on the day.