Friday, March 12, 2010

Munster League 3: WATO

Below is the message posted to the Irish orienteering e-groups by Andrew:
Waterford Orienteers will host the next round of the Munster League on Sunday14th March.The venue is Goirtin wood, Kilsheelan. This area was last mapped/surveyed in 1991 so major changes have occured since then. Club members have spent a lot of time since Christmas drawing on to OCAD and updating this map. The wood is the usual mix of runnable and not so runnable coniferous forest with the addition of some excellent swathes of deciduous trees on the northern side. These are marked with orange and white for Open with scattered trees. There areplenty of forestry roads which have been cut up a little by last weekends rally. There are many new extraction rides which may not be marked on the map.
Course lengths and climb will be posted tomorrow. I was ready to have maps printed when I took a final visit to the area yesterday. Coillte are currently felling on the southern edge which affected the Brown course. I am changing the courses to avoid this area.
Full Sport Ident will of course be used.
Start times between 10.30 and 1.
The event will be signposted from Kilsheelan bridge from the main Carrick to Clonmel road. Please notify me in advance if you are planning to bring a group.
Until the next message,
Andrew Cox