Summer League #4: Glenbower Wood, Killeagh TUESDAY MAY 29TH Event Info

Post date: May 26, 2018 11:37:50 PM

The 4th event in the CorkO Summer League will take place in Glenbower Wood, Killeagh on TUESDAY MAY 29TH.

This event is also a registered World Orienteering Day event and the numbers in attendance on Tuesday will count towards the total World Orienteering Day participation rate.

Last year saw 288,000 orienteers worldwide participate in World Orienteering Day and this year the organisers hope to exceed this target. Check out the following link to find out more about World Orienteering Day

Furthermore, we'll have a special World Orienteering Day prize for this weeks Long Course event winners and all those who participate on the day will be entered into a draw for some spot prizes. So be sure to join us in Glenbower on Tuesday night.

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.



Long: 4.2km 135m Climb 19 ControlsShort: 2.6km 50m Climb 11 Controls-------------------


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



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 and be a part of World Orienteering Day!