Monday, March 21, 2011

Next Munster League Event - 27th March Crohane Lake

There will be a Munster League event on Crohane Lake on Sunday.

This area was used for the 1998 World Cup Qualification Races (the only WC race to ever be held in Ireland). It is typical West Cork/Kerry terrain, open mountain with intricate contour detail. The yellow and orange courses (beginner courses) will not visit the mountain on this occasion, but will instead use the Ross and Chru na Lua map (1:7500), which is a forest with a network of forest roads and tracks. The yellow course is all on forest roads, with the orange course using some rougher tracks.

Parking for the event will be at Ross an Chru na Lua, on the Poulgorm Bridge to Kilgarvan Road, the R569. From Cork turn left (from Killarney/Glenflesk turn right) at Poulgorm Bride on the N22, signposted for Kenmare. The event will also be signed from this junction. There is a parking area on the right-hand side of the road on a bend, so approach with caution, approximately 6km after turning off the N22. An overflow car-park is located on the other side of the road. Please take care when crossing this road which despite being a Regional Road has a 100kph speed limit.

Start 1 & Finish 1 (at parking area)
Yellow, 2.6km. 80m climb
Orange, 3.7km, 130m climb

Start 2 & Finish 2 (c1.5km from parking)
Brown, 8.1km, 370m climb
Blue, 5.5km, 280m climb
Green, 3.8km, 190m climb
Light Green, 3km, 125m climb

The route from parking to Start 2 is along tracks with the route being taped at decision points. The start and finish are adjacent to each other. Clothing can be left at the finish with bags being provided.

Registration will be from 10.45 to 12.45, with starts from 11.00 to 13.00.
Courses Close at 14.45.

Important Note – Clocks change on March 27th, they go forward by 1 hour.

This is not an event to miss, chances to orienteer on this type ofterrain do not come along too often!