3ROC News 13th April 2016

Carrick Mountain here we come! The final countdown to the Leinster Championships is on. We have 198 entries, from all over Ireland, plus a few from further afield. There are 14 courses, 40 competition classes, four different map formats and lots of challenging but enjoyable orienteering lined up for Sunday.

The weather forecast has also improved – cold and dry – and the eucalyptus trees in the forest are looking great. The map comes in A3 (seriously BIG!) and A4 sizes, and the scale is 1:10000 for most classes but 1:15000 (seriously HARD TO READ!) for the Elites, so make sure you take the right map at the start. This particularly applies to Course 4 where there are both scales of map in use.

Anyway, we hope everyone has a great day out. The final information has been sent to all competitors directly but most of it is also on the LOC2016 page here. Remember, there is limited entry on the day for yellow, orange, light green and red courses – limited by the number of maps printed, so come early. The event is signposted from Glenealy.

If you’d like to come back to Carrick in May, remember we have an MTBO event there on Sunday 29th.

Last Sunday we had a blast around Djouce Woods, courtesy of Setanta Orienteers:, with a win for Colm Moran and top-10 placings for Eoin Riordan and Gerry Cunningham on the Long course;  also top-10 positions for Clodagh Moran and Cuan Riordan on the Medium course and a first place for Nathan Hutchinson-Edgar and top-10 for Scott Dunne on the Short course. Well done everyone, especially those who had that really severe climb on the last two controls!

Important reminder – Irish Championships entries close this Monday April 18th.  See here.

IOC2016 is in Co. Waterford on the first weekend in May. There aren’t a whole lot of 3ROC people entered and we’re trying to make up teams for the Relays in Lismore on the Monday, so you need to enter if you’re planning on running.

Anyway, back to the last-minute preparations for LOC 2016. See you on Sunday!