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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.

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.

Come on Kellett!

Mick Kellett

Mick Kellett (© IMRA/John Shiels)

The club would like to wish Mick Kellett (pictured, in his GEN gear running up Lugnaquilla last year) a speedy and full recovery. He felt unwell trekking across Mayo solo a few weeks back, so during a spell in hospital was fitted with stents for a heart condition. We’ll be expecting him to act his age (ie go a bit slower!), but are glad that all is OK with him.