Summer League #10: Curragh Wood Tuesday JULY 15TH Event Info

Post date: Jul 11, 2014 9:26:28 AM

The tenth event in the CorkO Summer League will take place in Curragh Wood, Midleton next Tuesday July 15th. Remember this is the final event to count in the individual league results. So if you're attempting to complete the league, improve on some previous results and elevate yourself up the leader board then don't miss this final opportunity to make a difference.Due to the early and highly competitive running of many of our summer league regulars it seems with just one competitive event to go all the league champion titles have already been decided. Following the inclusion of Cillin Corbett's organiser points for controlling the event in Tracton his points total reduces to the lowest possible total of just 6 points. This will definitely mean he will be crowned Long Course Men's Champion at our prize giving in Farran in two weeks time. Following his second summer league event win on Tuesday evening John Chandler assumes a good handle on the runners-up spot in the men's league with 13 points. His nearest contender is Conrad Daly who currently has a total of 20 points. However, Conrad is planning the event in Curragh Wood so this will see him acquire his organisers points next week which will no doubt reduce his points total but it may not be enough to over take John. Presently, just one point behind Conrad is Jonathan Lucey. Looking down the league table it would appear that Brian Corbett has the potential for a top five finish if he is back from his holidays in time for the Curragh event and performs well on this physical terrain.

In the Long course ladies league Sharon Lucey has staked her claim to the Ladies Champion title a number of weeks back but she continues to make strides to improve her winning margin and her current points total of 10 sees her seven points clear of the joint second place contenders. Deirdre Creedon's 5th place at Tracton on Tuesday evening sees her leap up the leaderboard and she is now tied for second place with Trishia O'Mahony. A mere two points behind these gals is Elaine Sheridan with 19 points she would need a super fast run next Tuesday evening to overtake these ladies.

On the Short course Callum McIlreavy tops the league with 19 point and he can't be caught at this stage. Jamie Latimer's impressive run in Tracton sees him progress up into second place with 30 points which gives him a good points difference over the current third place finishers Gerry and Maeve Brett who have 39 points. Another good run by Chiara Bosonnet at Curragh Wood could see her edge her way into the top three.

Right throughout the results table many summer league regulars have the ability to better their current standing and overtake their orienteering rivals. To find out where you currently lie in the results tables and who you can overtake in Curragh Woods check out the latest league tables here:

Also if you spot any errors or omissions please do let us know.

Already 71 people have attended enough events to claim their Summer League finisher t-shirt. So if you want to look as stylish as these individuals when in action in the woods there are still two events left to attend so don't miss out! 



Remember our Summer League Photo competition is on going. Thanks to all those who've submitted photos so far. We'd love to see your take on our Summer League events. So if you've a camera why not take some pre or post run snaps and share them with us

All photos would be most welcome and you can send your pics to corko at orienteering dot ie or share them with us via facebook.



The Short Course has 10 controls. 2.6km with ~115m climb.

The Long Course has 18 controls. 5.2km with ~275m climb.

Unfortunately this event is not particularly buggy-friendly.

Map scale: 1:10 000

Control descriptions will be printed on both course maps but loose control descriptions for the Long Course will also be available at registration.

The wood is also popular with mountain bikes. Be wary of these before running across any junctions.



Competitors can start any time between 5:30pm and 7pm.



Curragh Wood is just 3km from Midleton on the road to Lisgoold. Coming from the city take the first exit for Midleton off the N25 dual carriageway and then turn left at the first set of traffic lights. This takes you around the northern relief road to the main Midleton - Lisgoold road.



The start will be at the car park. Please note there is limited space in the car park so if parking on the road keep close to the wood, take care while walking on the road and also be attentive when leaving after the event. As always, we'd encourage you to car pool if you can.

Hope to see you there,

Planner/Organiser: Conrad Daly

Controller:              Mary Curran

Cork Orienteering Club