3ROC Orienteering News 19th February 2020

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      Massys’ Estate (in daylight in summer!)

Weather Strikes Again: After storms Ciara and Dennis, will we have a full programme of orienteering this weekend? Luckily the Setanta event at Djouce last Sunday survived the dire weather predictions and gave us a run:  this Sunday we’ll have a run on a new map at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown, courtesy of IOA (who own the map) and Fingal (who are running the event). Details of the event are on the IOA Forum here. Follow signs for the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) to get to the NSC. You’ll be running around some of the national cross-country course, which some of our orienteers will already be familiar with from XC races.

Before that, Saturday night’s Dublin by Night event at Massys’ Woods (across the road from the    main Hellfire Woods), has starts from 6.15 to 7.30 and two courses of 2.2 and 3.3 km. It’s a nice venue for night-O but surprisingly tricky! See details here. This could leave two more DBN events to be run, as the Curragh and Killiney Hill events were postponed due to the weather. Anyone for Mete-O?

There are also events in Cork, Galway, Tipperary and Sligo, with details on the IOA Fixtures page here, and the postponed NIOA Score Championships and Night Championships are on Saturday at Downhill, near Coleraine. (See details here).

The Orienteering Instructor Course scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled due to the poor uptake of places.

Valdas Tilunas was the fastest on the 6.3 km Long course at Djouce last Sunday, with Eoin Riordan 5th. with Tom Cox and his brother Stan 1st and 3rd on the 2.0 km Short course. See the results, courses and routes here.

Our next 3ROC event is the Griffeen Park event at Lucan on Sunday 15th March, so be prepared to come and help out on the day. We’re updating the map at the moment.

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See you in the forest …