Summer League #4: Regional Park Ballincollig TUESDAY JUNE 21ST Event Info
Post date: Jun 19, 2022 6:54:39 PM
The fourth event in the Cork Orienteering Club Summer League will take place on Tuesday June 21st at the Regional Park Ballincollig. Please note this event will start from the MIDDLE CAR PARK.
The park extends along the south bank of the river Lee and the terrain is mixed parkland, with fast grass and path sections, some forest run and some undergrowth. The land was originally part of the Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills and the eastern end of the park is where the many ruins of the old Gunpowder Factory are still visible. Interesting route choice is provided by the limited number of crossing points along the canals and millraces which run throughout the park.
Short course, 3.2km, 14 controls
Buggy friendly, mostly on tarmac paths but some sections on grass
Long course, 5.1km, 19 controls
Wear long sleeves/pants, we won’t be sending you directly into nettle patches but there are a couple of controls that are in overgrown sections and brambles and nettles might be unavoidable.
All controls from the park will be removed at 7:30pm.
Start/registration and Finish are at the middle allotments car park.
Competitors can start any time between 5.30pm and 6:45pm.
Enter on line at: https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/ballincollig-regional-park-26/
Entry fees and other information are available on the IOA fixture site. Online entries close at 9pm on Monday 13th . A limited number of entries will be available for last minute participants on the day.
The event will start from the MIDDLE CAR PARK of Ballincollig Regional Park, behind the church in Innishmore, 10km west of Cork city.
From the roundabout in the centre of Ballincollig main street (beside Tesco), head North down past Tesco, take the first left, then turn right after the church. The park car park is on the right.
Follow the link below for a map and other park info:
Parking is limited and is used by the allotments, so please car pool, use public transport or cycle if possible. Excess parking may be available on the public road in front of the church. Please note that the Park gates close at 8pm. Cars still in the car park after 8pm will be locked in overnight.
As always DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES ON VIEW IN YOUR CAR.
Hope you can join us!