Leinster Spring Cup – Pine Forest, 30th March 2014
PINE FOREST – LEINSTER SPRING CUP
30th MARCH 2014
- PRE-REGISTRATION is available HERE
- Parking will be in the Cruagh Wood car park (not Tibradden) and CLOSES AT 4 pm
- Don’t forget the clock “Springs Forward” on 30th March 2014
The penultimate event in the 2014 Spring Cup series takes place on the new map of the Pine Forest on the 30th March.
Courses will use Sportident (SI) timing
Brown 8.6km 380m 20 controls
Blue 6.7km 275m 19 controls
Green 4.5km 155m 12 controls
Light Green 3.3km 80m 9 controls
Orange 2.4km 75m 8 controls
Yellow 1.5km 40m 7 controls (not suitable for buggies – in fact, none of the courses are suitable for buggies).
Cruagh Wood Car Park is situated above Rockbrook on a local third class road linking the R115 (Military Road to Glencree) and the R116 (Glencullen – Rockbrook). Grid Reference for the car park is O 128 225. The event will be signposted from the R115 and R116.
Further directions and a history of the area available HERE Car park barrier closes at 4pm after which time a call out fee will apply.
Overflow car parking is on the local road adjacent to the car park so please take appropriate care with passing traffic.
Registration, Start, Finish: To make it easier for the organisers, please pre-register if possible, at the link above before 9pm on Saturday 29th March. Payment and registration on the day will be in the car park. If you are bringing a large group please let us know in advance.
The start is 500m (5-10 minutes walk) from the car park. The finish is 100m from the car park.
Junior/Full-time student/ Unwaged/ OAP: €5
Note that these prices do not include SI card hire which is extra (€2)
Start times are from 11:00 until 13:00 and courses will close at 15:00 sharp when controls will be collected. All participants including those who have not completed the course must report to the event officials and download their SI card.
Safety: The area is quite exposed in parts and if the weather is bad you may be required to wear waterproof clothing. A notice will be displayed on the day if this is necessary.
Map: 1:10,000 with 5m contours. The map includes Pine Forest, Tibradden Mountain, Cruagh Wood and a small additional area of Cruagh mountain. Coillte have “thinned” significant areas in the last year which has greatly increased the area of runnable forest although the resulting branches on the forest floor remain somewhat of a hindrance. The recent storms have felled many individual trees and there are also a few areas where groups of trees have fallen creating small areas of “windfell” where a slight detour will be preferable to the straight through option.
Maps are printed on A4 water-proof paper and will be un-bagged. Control descriptions are printed on the map and loose descriptions will be available at registration. These will be in IOF format except for the Yellow course which will have English descriptions
Road Crossings and ZIPIT: Brown and Blue courses will cross the Glencullen Road and runners need to take account of traffic. The roped off area under the ZIPIT high wire installation in Tibradden car park is out of bounds.
Planner: Trina Cleary
Controller: Pat Flanagan
Organiser: Gerry Cunningham
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 636 9461
Special Offer: Bring your Pine Forest O-map with you during April and get 10% off Zipit in Tibradden; 20% off for groups of 10 or more. See details at www.zipit.ie