Leinster League Event in Trooperstown – Sunday December 10th

UPDATE (Dec 10th 8:45am). Unfortunately the road from Kilmacanogue to Laragh is snow covered. TROOPERSTOWN EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

UPDATE (Saturday 9th Dec, 1pm). At present the Trooperstown event is going ahead, controls are being put out. The snow forecast will not affect course safety which are mostly in the forest.

The only risk is of the roads to Trooperstown being impassable. Wicklow County Council advise that they have snow ploughs to clear the main roads but we will know better in the morning.
GEN will update the GEN website (www.genorienteeringclub.com) tomorrow morning (Sunday) by 9:15am advising or road viability (Kilmacanogue -> Laragh).
PLEASE CHECK TOMORROW MORNING.

GEN is organising the final event in the 2017 Leinster League on Sunday 10th December, near Laragh, Co Wicklow. 

Trooperstown Orienteering

Suitable for:
Experienced orienteers, beginners, adults, children (about 6 years +) 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.
If you’re new don’t mind the ‘League’ thing – you’re welcome to turn up without being in the League!

Start Times:
You can start any time between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Allow about 20-30 minutes to register first and walk to the start.
The start is about 500m walk from the car park but the final part up a steep incline. Allow about 15 minutes walk from the car park.

Courses:
Yellow 1.8km – suitable for parents with children, experienced juniors and novice/ramblers
Orange 2.6km – as per the Yellow but slightly trickier/longer
Red 3.9km – for runners/strong walkers who would like an introduction to navigation
Light Green 4.2 km – for experienced orienteers
Green 4.1km – for experienced orienteers
Blue 6.2km – for experienced orienteers
Brown 7.3km – for experienced orienteers

Map:
Scale 1:10,000
5-m contour intervals
printed on waterproof paper (except Yellow/Orange which will have waterproof bags)
New IOF ISOM 2017 symbols are in use.

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:
From Dublin head south along the N11. 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. 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, leave the Mountain Rescue building on your left and continue down a rough road until you get to the car park. Don’t go over the bridge, registration is in the car park before the bridge.

https://goo.gl/maps/Ytx3VzgbipS2
GPS Coordinates are 53.011046, -6.274175

Post-event:
We are adjourning to the Coach House in Roundwood which does food (http://thecoachhouse.ie/food/) for the Leinster League prizegiving and a general festive catch-up and chat. All welcome, especially if you’re new!

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