Summer League #4: Regional Park Ballincollig TUESDAY MAY 31ST Event Info

Post date: May 27, 2016 1:58:47 PM

The fourth event in the Cork Orienteering Club Summer League will take place on Tuesday May 31st at the Regional Park Ballincollig. Please note this event will start from the MIDDLE CAR PARK rather than the western end.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.*****************COURSE INFO:Long 18: controls 4.8km, zero climbShort 10: controls 2.5km, zero climbNotes:- SI boxes may be up to 1 meter away from the kite, as they are secured to trees etc. to prevent theft.- There are no controls inside or upon any ruin.- The canal is to be crossed using foot-bridges only.- Course closes at 8pm, controls will be collected starting from 8pm.****************


Competitors can start any time between 5:30pm and 7pm from the middle car park of the park.



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.




Volunteers would be welcome to assist with: registration, starts, catering, explaining how things work to new people.

Perhaps volunteer from 5:20pm to 6:20pm and get your run in after..?, or run early and assist from 6:20pm to 7pm..?

Text Gerald on 086 and 8828 759 to volunteer.

Hope you can joun us!