Summer League #6: James' Fort TUESDAY JUNE 17TH Event Info

Post date: Jun 13, 2014 9:38:6 AM

The sixth event in the Cork Orienteering Club Summer League will take place in James' Fort, Kinsale on TUESDAY JUNE 17TH.

The James' Fort map was updated last year and now complies with the International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps (ISSOM). Sprint orienteering is all about rapid decision making and the compact nature of this open area will no doubt have you zigzagging around the historic fort. With the Dock beach as part of the map it provides an ideal spot for a post run cool down with a paddle in the water or a relaxing picnic. So why not come prepared and make the most of the long bright evening.

Presently 14 people have attended all our league events to date and if any of these make it to James' Fort they will become league finishers and will be the first to earn one of our specially designed league finisher technical t-shirts which will be given to all league finishers at the end of the summer. 

At the half way stage in the competitive events in the league it is Jonathan Lucey who is the leading man on the Long course with 18 points and Trishia O'Mahony is leading the way in the Ladies league with 16 points. On the Short course Chiara Bosonnet is the current league leader with 55 points.

You can check out the latest league tables here.

Be sure to find your Summer League nemesis and use the remaining events to overtake them in the league tables. I suppose a more pertinent question regarding next Tuesday's event is will someone be able to deny Cillin Corbett his hat trick of wins in the 2014 Summer League?



Over the last five weeks we've attempted to capture some of the Summer League action but this week we've asking participants to do the same. James' Fort and its post card views will provide a stunning backdrop to any photo. So if you've a camera why not take some pre or post run snaps and share them with us. Or if you're as fast as Cillin Corbett's been at the last two events you'd probably have time to take a selfie on your run and still win the course!

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



Short: 15 controls, 1.9km (shortest route), 80m climb, buggy friendly and beginner friendly

Long: 15 controls, 3.3km (shortest route), 120m climb, shortest route is not buggy friendly

Map scale 1:4000, 5m contours.



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



Take the airport exit at the Kinsale Rd. roundabout off the South Ring road. Drive to Kinsale (~23km). Follow the main road through Kinsale, following signs for Garretstown and James' Fort. Cross over the bridge, and take a left turn just after the bridge. Continue straight on until you come to The Dock Bar or a line of parked cars.



Please note that there is a one-way system in operation on the access road to James' Fort. Please respect the other road users, and park with care. On leaving, follow the upper (left-hand) road away from The Dock Bar.

Hope to see you there,