INTERNATIONAL EVENTS FOR WHICH MEMBERS WERE SELECTED — 2016.

The summer of 2016 will be remembered for the number of international events GEN members were selected to attend. The following is a synopsis of their activities.

EYOC:

  European Youth Orienteering Championship.  1st July – 3rd July 2016, Poland.

Eadaoin McCavana W18.

There was a Long, a Relay and a Sprint. Eadaoin took part in each of these.

Eadaoin receiving a plaque at the LOC 2016.

Eadaoin receiving a plaque at the LOC 2016.

Eadaoin at the Irish Colleges Campus Sprint Series UCD, Feb. 2016

Eadaoin at the Irish Colleges Campus Sprint Series UCD, Feb. 2016

JWOC:

  Junior World Orienteering Championship.  10th July – 15th July 2016, Switzerland.

Aoife McCavana W20.

Jonathan Quinn M20.

Aoife had the misfortune to injury her ankle which impacted on her event.

Jonathan best result was 67th in the Sprint, only 1:54 mins behind the leader.

Aoife at the finish of the JK Relay 2016.

Aoife at the finish of the JK Relay 2016.

Aoife and teammate at the Wicklow Way Relay running for UCD, 21st May 2016.

Aoife and teammate at the Wicklow Way Relay running for UCD, 21st May 2016.

WOC:

  World Orienteering Championship.                 20th August – 27th August 2016, Sweden.

Jonathan Quinn M20.

It has been some time since GEN had someone selected to attend WOC.

He was in the Sprint Relay with Caoimhe and Kevin O’Boyle, and Olivia Baxter. The team came 25th out of 31 teams.

Jonathan at the JWOC Sprint 2016, Switzerland

Jonathan at the JWOC Sprint 2016, Switzerland

WUOC:

  World University Orienteering Championship.                30th July – 4th August 2016, Hungary.

Aoife McCavana W20.

Aoife took part in the Long, Middle and the Relay.

The Relay team including Roisin Long and Niamh Corbett came 26th out of 32.

VHI:

 Veteran Home International.                                   September 2016, N.I.

Heather Wood W50.

The Irish team came third in front of Wales and were awarded the “Stone Wall” trophy.

Heather at the Leinster 3Day 2016.

Heather at the Leinster 3Day 2016.

JHI:

  Junior Home International.                                      October 2016, Northumberland.

Cliodhna Donaghy W14.

Eadaoin McCavana W18.

Cliona at the Leinster 3Day 2016.

Cliodhna at the Leinster 3Day 2016.

SHI:

  Senior Home International.                                       October 2016, Wales.

Laurence Quinn M21.

Laurence on last leg of Wicklow Way Relay 2015.

Laurence on last leg of Wicklow Way Relay 2015.

Brockagh – Sunday 24th April 2016

Brockagh Mountain; East Top & Mall Hill

(25/04/16) A fitbit was found in the forest at this event; if you think it is yours, please contact gen@orienteering.ie

GEN is running the 10th event in the Leinster League on Sunday 24th April in Brockagh, (near Laragh, Co Wicklow). We would like to thank the Wicklow Mountains National Park, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government for access to some lands.

Suitable for:
Experienced orienteers and beginners, adults, children and family groups.  If you planning to bring a large group, please contact us at gen@orienteering.ie
If you have never orienteered or navigated before you are very welcome – we recommend you read the IOA FAQ on http://www.orienteering.ie/frequently-asked-questions
and ask for some advice and guidance from any of the event officials.  We will
be happy to help.

Start Times:
You can start any time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Courses:
Yellow 2.1 km, 75 m climb, 11 controls – suitable for parents with children, experienced juniors and novice/ramblers
Orange 3.0 km, 160 m climb, 12 controls – as per the Yellow but slightly trickier/longer
Red 4.0 km, 270 m climb, 14 controls – for runners/strong walkers who would like an introduction to navigation
Light Green 3.4 km, 260 m climb, 9 controls – for experienced orienteers
Green 4.3 km, 240 m climb, 8 controls – for experienced orienteers
Blue 6.9 km, 405 m climb, 14 controls – for experienced orienteers
Brown 7.6 km, 430 m climb, 14 controls – for experienced orienteers

Map:
1:10 000 (red, light green, green, blue, brown)
1:7 500 (yellow, orange)
5-m contour intervals

Magnetic North and Grid lines on the map: the Magnetic North/South grid lines on the map are shown in blue and are at an angle of approx. 5 degrees to the vertical on the paper map.

Control descriptions: text (yellow, orange), text & symbols (red), symbols (l. green, green, blue, brown).

Start and Finish: All courses start at the same location about 500 m beyond registration.  The Yellow course finishes on a forest road, and all other courses finish on the mountain adjacent to the same forest road and about 500 metres distance from it.  The route back to the cars from the finishes will be signed.

Cost:
€8 for adults (+€2 to hire the SI card if required), €5 for children, unwaged, 65+, €20
for family group.
The €2 for SI card hire is waived for GEN members.  If you are not a member of any club then you can join GEN for free at the event. Please ask at registration for details.
There is no pre-entry for this event; just turn up and register on the day.

Directions:
Turn off the N11 at Kilmacanogue heading South following signs for Roundwood and  Laragh along the R755.
From Laragh take the R756 (towards Glendalough). After about 350 m, turn right (towards St. Kevin’s Church).  The entrance to Brockagh wood is on your right after about 200 m (through a parking area behind the school). Drive to the east end of the parking area and take the forest road from here (T1400 9686) in an easterly direction.  Continue for about 700 metres until you reach a junction with the Wicklow Way.  From this junction, take the 3rd exit (right) going more or less due north.  There is parking available along this forest road from the junction at T1382 9736 up as far as registration at T 1364 9768, about 650 metres in all.
The event will be signposted from Laragh.

Trooperstown – Sunday 6th December 2015

GEN is running the 5th event in the Leinster League on Sunday 6th December in Trooperstown, (near Laragh, Co Wicklow).
Suitable for:
Experienced orienteers and beginners, adults, children and family groups.  If you planning to bring a large group, please contact us at gen@orienteering.ie
If you have never orienteered or navigated before you are very welcome – We recommend you read the IOA FAQ on http://www.orienteering.ie/frequently-asked-questions and ask for some advice and guidance from any of the event officials.  We will be happy to help.
Start Times:
You can start any time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Courses:
Yellow 1.5 km – suitable for parents with children, experienced juniors and novice/ramblers
Orange 2.2 km – as per the Yellow but slightly trickier/longer
Red 4.5 km – for runners/strong walkers who would like an introduction to navigation
Light Green 3.3 km – for experienced orienteers
Green 4.1 km – for experienced orienteers
Blue 5.7 km – for experienced orienteers
Brown 7.0 km – for experienced orienteers
 
Map:
1:10 000
Cost:
€8 for adults (+€2 to hire the SI card required), €5 for children, unwaged, 65+, €20 for family group.
There is no pre-entry for this event; just turn up and register on the day.
Directions:
Turn off the N11 at Kilmacanogue heading South following signs for Roundwood, Laragh & Glendalough along the R755.
After Roundwood you pass through Annamoe. 2.6km after Annamoe, you will see a Coillte sign for Trooperstown on your left (opposite the Trooperstown Lodge B&B). Turn in here at the ‘Orienteering’ Signpost (Grid reference T155 972). If you get to Laragh you have gone too far, turn back, and the turn is now on your right after 1.6km. When you turn off the R755 into Trooperstown, leave the Mountain Rescue building on your left and continue down a rough road following the parking signs.

 

Cabinteely Park – June 30th (Tuesday evening)

Cabinteely Park Orienteering

Cabinteely Park Orienteering

GEN is running a ‘Come and Try it’ event in Cabinteely Park as part of a series of Tuesday evening events.

Suitable for:
Accompanied children (4 years +), Novices with no navigation experience (ramblers, runners, outdoor enthusiasts etc). Buggies: parents with buggies should justabout manage the short course, but it’s mostly on grass with a few forays into the woods, so it won’t be easy.
You don’t have to pre-enter or have any special equipment. If you haven’t been orienteering before read the IOA FAQ on http://www.orienteering.ie/frequently-asked-questions.
If you have never orienteered or navigated before you are very welcome – just ask for some advice and guidance from any of the event officials and we will be happy to help.
The weather is currently looking nice. Tea & biscuits will be available, free to any participants. Toilets are located at the car park (€0.20c coin operated).

Start Times:
You can start any time between 6pm and about 7pm.

Courses:
Short: 1.6km – ideal for completely novice navigators, children (4+ years accompanied, 10+ alone)
Long: 3.7km – ideal for children 14+, adults with no navigation experience

Map:
1:2,500 scale, printed on waterproof paper

Cost:
€5 for seniors, €4 for children, unwaged, 65+

Directions:
Turn off the N11 at Cornelscourt, heading SW for the M50. Turn up Cornelscourt Hill Road. After 300m take the first left at the roundabout onto Park Drive. Continue straight for 400m until you reach the car park for Cabinteely Park. Park here and walk into the park – registration is in front of Cabinteely House. If the car park is full there is ample parking on the surrounding streets and in the shopping centre car park.

normal Grid Ref = O 227 249
10 digit Grid Ref = O 22799 24918
Latitude = 53.26041 (north)
Longitude = -6.15958 (west)
Latitude = 53°15’37” (north)
Longitude = 6°9’34” (west)
Tetrad = O22H

Map (https://goo.gl/maps/HJxLy):


If you have any questions please contact gen@orienteering.ie or 086 262 1445.

Trooperstown on Sunday 12th April

GEN’s final event of the season is on Sunday, 12th April in Trooperstown, Co Wicklow. Details as follows:

Suitable for:
Accompanied children (6 years +), Novices with no navigation experience (ramblers, runners, outdoor enthusiasts etc).
You don’t have to pre-enter or have any special equipment. If you haven’t been orienteering before read the IOA FAQ on http://www.orienteering.ie/frequently-asked-questions.

Start Times:
You can start any time between 11am and 1pm.

Courses:
Yellow: 2.0 km, 70 m – suitable for parents with children (accompanied 6 years +), experienced juniors (10+) and novice/ramblers
Orange: 2.1 km, 90 m – as per the Yellow but slightly trickier/longer
Red: 5.3 km, 150 m – for runners/strong walkers who would like an introduction to navigation
Light green: 3.0 km, 100 m – for experienced orienteers
Green: 4.9 km, 145 m – for experienced orienteers
Blue: 7.8 km, 340 m – for experienced orienteers
Brown: 11.3 km, 445 m – for experienced orienteers

Cost:
€8 for seniors (+€2 to hire the SI card required), €5 for unwaged, 65+

Directions:
Turn off the N11 at Kilmacanogue heading South following signs for Roundwood, Laragh & Glendalough along the R755.

After Roundwood you pass through Annamoe. 2.6km after Annamoe, you will see a Coillte sign for Trooperstown on your left (opposite the Trooperstown Lodge B&B). Turn in here (you should see an ‘Orienteering’ signpost). If you get to Laragh you have gone too far, turn back, and the turn is now on your right after 1.6km. When you turn off the R755 into Trooperstown, leave the Mountain Rescue building on your left and continue down a rough road until you get to the car park. Leave the car park on your left and continue over the bridge. Turn left at the t-junction then keep right and follow parking signs/directions.

normal Grid Ref = T 159 968
10 digit Grid Ref = T 15938 96888
Latitude = 53.01017 (north)
Longitude = -6.27247 (west)
Latitude = 53°0’37” (north)
Longitude = 6°16’21” (west)
Tetrad = T19N

Map (https://goo.gl/maps/fGtj0):

If you have any questions please contact gen@orienteering.ie or 086 262 1445.

 

Night Orienteering in Bushy Park on 31st January 2015

Great Eastern Navigators are holding a Night Orienteering Event at Bushy Park on Saturday 31st January 2015. Thanks to AJAX for use of the Bushy Park map.

1. There will be 2 courses; Long: 4.0 km, 16 controls and Short: 2.0 km, 9 controls

2. Registration and Start Times: 18:00 to 19:00; The start closes at 19:00 sharp. Courses close at 20.30pm

3. Entry Prices: Adult €8, Student €5;

4. You must be over 16 and an experienced orienteering to take part.

5. Parking will be along Rathdown Avenue. Registration and Start will be at the Entrance to the park along this road.

6. Thank you for pre-entering. Please pay at the event. Don’t worry if you change your mind about attending.

Orienteering is an adventure sport. Competitors take part at their own risk. It is advised that competitors taking part carry any necessary equipment during an event, and wear suitable clothing. Please respect the environment and ensure you leave the area in the same way you found it. All results will be uploaded to the IOA results webpage after the event.

Junior Training in Cabinteely Park

Last Sunday saw a new initiative by Pat & Jackie McCavana – junior junior training.

14 GEN juniors turned out, ranging from about 4 years to 10 years old. A number of map-based exercises were available which culminated in a mapped ‘tape maze’ relay.

Many thanks to Pat & Jackie and well done to all our budding juniors who hopefully benefitted from the session (and enjoyed it as well by the looks of things!).

Tape Maze relay

Tape Maze relay

 

 

 

 

Junior Juniors find Control 1

Junior Juniors find Control 1

 

 

 

 

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