Sunday 14th October: 1st Autumn Series event
Setanta Orienteers are running the first Autumn Series competition this Sunday at Glashaboy Brook, just west of the Wicklow Gap.
Start Location: The start location will be located in grid square O 06 01 which is on opposite side of the road to the registrastion/ parking area.
NOTE: Extreme care should be taken by all competitors crossing the road. Children should be under adult supervision at the road crossing point.
Parking/ Registration: Parking/ registration will be provided on the forest fire road to the north of road R756 approximately 2km west of the Wicklow Gap carpark.
Directions: Glashaboy Brook is located approximately 2km to the west of the Wicklow Gap on the R756 road. The event will be signposted from Laragh and Hollywood.
1) Brown- 7.0km length- 270m climb- 21 controls
2) Blue- 5.7km length- 220m climb- 16 controls
3) Green- 4.5km length- 135m climb- 16 controls
4) L/Green- 3.1km length- 70m climb- 9 controls
5) Orange- 2.9km length- 50 climb- 11 controls
6) Yellow- 2.3km length- 30 climb- 9 controls
NOTE: There are no buggy friendly course options avaliable
Terrain Description: The area consists of a mix of open mountain, bog with cut out peat hags, forest and technical rocky areas. Underfoot conditions are a mix of runnable and not so runable areas. Overall there is a very good mix of terrain!
Start Times: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Course closure: 3:00pm
IOA members: Adult €8, Student €5, Family €20
Non IOA members: Adult €9, Student €6, Family €25
SI card hire is €2 extra should they be required
Post event refreshments: Lynam’s of Laragh