Summer League #10: Glenbower Wood, Killeagh TUESDAY JULY 12TH Event Info

Post date: Jul 08, 2016 9:48:54 PM

The 10th and final competitive event in the CorkO Summer League will take place in Glenbower Wood, Killeagh on TUESDAY JULY 12TH.

Presently there are 73 league finishers who have already bagged a 2016 Summer League finisher technical t-shirt. A further 20 competitors can join them and orienteer in style this autumn if they attend Tuesday's event. As you need to attend 6 events to complete the league there are a further 12 participants who can still earn a t-shirt if they attend the Glenbower event and the grand finale at Farran Forest Forest Park on July 19th which will be a fun relay race, BBQ and prize-giving.

Glenbower is a long narrow wood stretching along the Dissour river. The bed rock in the area is a form of easily eroded sandstone which explains why this relatively small river has cut such a steep ravine. Glenbower gets it's name of "gleann-bodhar" or "Deafening Glen" from the roaring of the Dissour river in flood when it is rushing headlong through the valley. 

The deep gorge of the Dissour River means the terrain is quite physical in places. There is a good network of large paths throughout the forest and to ensure you don’t get your feet wet there are numerous bridges crossing the river – the Metal Bridge, White Bridge, Black Bridge and Green Bridge.

---------------------COURSE INFOShort 2.1km with 45m climb.Long 3.7km with105m climb.

The short course is buggy friendly.



Courses will be ready for 5pm so competitors can start any time between 5pm and 7pm.

Courses will close at 8pm.



Coming from Cork City:

Take the Midleton/Carrigtwohill dual carriageway eastbound and continue past Midleton, and through Castlemartyr to Killeagh village. At the end of the main street in Killeagh, the road bends right, turn left here. Orienteering signs will be in place here. The wood is up a narrow road behind "The Old Thatch" pub.



Please take care when parking and be mindful that there is access to a dwelling house through the forest. Also watch for runners on the road as you drive in. 

Please do not park in the play ground car park, there is additional parking at the back of the "The Thatch" pub which will be a short walk from the start.

Hope you can join us.