3ROC Orienteering News 6th March 2019

Bull IslandTwo events in Leinster this weekend: an urban/park event at Kilbogget Park, Ballybrack on Saturday 9th and a League event at the Bull Island on Sunday 10th. Recent events at this time of year at the Bull Island have had fantastic weather (shorts and T-shirts) but the forecast for the weekend isn’t very promising. There are details of the Saturday event on the IOA Forum here and the Sunday event here. The Kilbogget Park event is listed as a sprint but it’s an urban/park race (sprint orienteering events have a winning time of 12-15 minutes).

AGM Reminder: The 3ROC AGM will be Friday 5th April at the Dropping Well, Milltown. The orienteering support grants for our international team members will be presented, so make sure to be there!

Calling all Juniors: If you’d like to join the ranks of juniors on the Irish squad, come along to the Phoenix Park on 23rd March for the annual time trial/fitness test and technical training afterwards. Once you’re in an O-club, no further invitation is needed!

Leinster Champs entries are open: the event is in the Glen of Imaal in west Wicklow on 7th April, run by CNOC. Entries close on 24th March. Enter online at Fabian4 here. Event details are here. The area has not been used for many years and has recently been remapped for this event.

Next 3ROC events: Leinster League at the Pine Forest on 14th April – a middle distance event planned by Irish International Colm Moran, and a World Orienteering Day event on Sunday 19th May at St Catherine’s Park, Lucan. Both of these events will have a special free instruction session for newcomers/beginners -more details later.

O-training: David Healy (GEN) is running an O-training session on 30th March at Massy’s Wood (beside Hellfire Woods) from 11 to 1 pm. The session will cover compass work and distance judgement. David asks that participants practice compass bearings (short, medium, long) and come to the training with questions. All welcome.

See you in the forest!