Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Upcoming Championships and Events of Interest


The Fourth Annual Cliona Callanan Memorial Orienteering Event to be held in Doneraile Forest Park on Oct 25th.


Cork-O are staging the 2009 Munster Championships on Sunday 1st November at Toureen Wood, Bansha, Co. Tipperary, on one of the last remaining mature forests on the Northern slopes of the Galtees. The area selected has mature coniferous forest with good visibility and is free of brambles except for parts where long grass and stones will impede running. The forest has a good road track network with steep sided ravines and dry gulleys which run down the slopes which are characteristic of Galtee maps.

The Connacht Championships are also due to be held on the 29th November by Western Eagles Galway Orienteers. Location and further details yet to be confirmed. Keep on eye on Orienteering.ie for more info.

The Northern Ireland MTBO Championships are due to be held at Castlewellan, Co. Down at some stage towards the end of the month. It is being run by LVO so keep an eye out for more details.

For those interested in travelling further afield, a group of 7 senior orienteers from a variety of clubs, including BOC's Sharon Lucey are heading to the Venice Street Orienteering event on the 13-15th November. Check out www.orivenezia.it. The event also incorporates a Park-O event on the Saturday. The event caters for all age groups and abilities.