Thursday, April 8, 2010

JK Successes

BOC's Nicholas Simonin was among the top ten senior orienteers at the JK in Devon this Easter, finishing strongly in 7th place overall in M21E. The best Irish result of the event came from CNOC's Niamh O'Boyle, with a fantastic 4th place overall finish in the W21E.

A good number of BOC members headed to the event and some good results were seen. In the junior categories, Alex Simonin 23rd (M16), Zac O'Sullivan Hourihan 23rd (M12), Josh O'Sullivan-Hourihan 28th (M18) and Christine O'Donovan 12th in the W20.

In the M45 category there were three club mates competing against each other, with Paul O'Sullivan-Hourihan finishing strongly in 61st place ahead of John O'Donovan (85th) and Pat O'Donovan just a few minutes behind (88th). Pat Murphy was 108th in the M50L.

A full set of JK results can be found here. Don't forget next year's JK will be closer to home and is being run by the NIOA, so be sure and note it in your diaries. This is the largest orienteering event in the UK every year and attracts hundreds and hundreds of competitors from all over the UK, Ireland and Europe. Details on the JK 2011 can be found here. Anyone who was at this year's JK and wants to write a short report on the event, please feel free to send it on. Would be interesting to hear how people found the Classic distance on the sand dunes. Maps are available for most courses on Route Gadget. Day 3's map is available here.

And don't forget, last date for cheaper entries for the IOC is Monday!