Orienteering News 11th March 2020
Following the recommendation of the IOA and as a result of the current coronavirus situation, we have decided to postpone Sunday’s Griffeen Park orienteering event.
The junior training on Saturday is unlikely to go ahead. The Leinster Champs will be postponed to the autumn.
If you’d like to go for a run in Griffeen Park you can still download one of the old permanent course maps here.
The IOA position is as follows:
In light of the Taoiseach’s announcement earlier today and the request that as a nation we reduce social interactions, we are cancelling orienteering events and organised training activities for the next two weeks up to and including the 29th March.
We will monitor developments over this period and review the situation during the week commencing 23rd March 2020 to determine how best to proceed.
We acknowledge that orienteering events would be considered low risk events being out of doors and usually involving less than 150 personnel. It is with regret that we take this step but in the best interests of the health and safety of all and in solidarity with the common good we are cancelling all orienteering and organised training events up to and including 29th March.
Many thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Other events coming up include two Leinster League events, at Oughaval, Co Laois on March 22nd and at Bull Island, Dublin, on March 29th. These events will also be affected by the restriction on sporting activity until the end of March. Keep an eye on www.orienteering.ie to see the latest situation.
Junior training David Healy is running a number of training sessions for younger juniors (age 10-13 approx) on Saturdays, starting this Saturday (Saturday 14th March) at Massy’s Wood, across from the Hellfire Woods. The sessions are free, run from 11 to 1 pm and are open to all interested juniors. The areas are forests where there are permanent courses so you’ll need to download the course maps (e.g. from the Coillte Outdoors, Dublin Mountain Partnership or O-club websites) first. Check in with David first: email@example.com.
Reminder: Club clothing – 3ROC O-suits, jackets, hats, buffs etc are all available from the club. Make sure you run in style and get yours today! Special offers for Juniors, and our junior members can trade in O-tops and get upgrades very cheaply.
Reminder (2) The 3ROC AGM is on Tuesday 7th April at the Dropping Well in Milltown, with refreshments afterwards.
Reminder (3) Remember to enter the Leinster Championships (5th April) and the Munster Championships (26th April). The LOC closing date is 22nd March – see details here.
See you in the forest!