3ROC Orienteering News 9th May 2019


Colm Moran won the Sprint race at Florencecourt.

Irish Championships

Well done to all the 3ROC members who ran at the Irish Championships last weekend – four great days of orienteering in Fermanagh and Tyrone. Thanks to FermO, LVO and all the volunteers who made it happen.

Particular congrats to our Irish Champions:

Sprint – Colm Moran (M21E), Frank Martindale (M80), Con Carroll (M85), Trina Cleary (W75);

Middle Distance – Pat Flanagan (M75), Frank Martindale (M80), Con Carroll (M85), Trina Cleary (W75);

Long Distance – Andrew Quin (M40), Karen Convery (W45), Pat Flanagan (M75), Frank Martindale (M80).

and to all our other medal winners: Aidan McCullough, Clodagh Moran, John McCullough, Julie Cleary, Máire Walsh, Mary O’Connell and Nora Lee. We only had two teams in the relay this year and we finished 6th in the Open Premier (Aidan, Valdas and Colm) and 7th in the H18 class (Trina, Ronan and Julie). If you are due a prize and you haven’t got it yet, contact John McC who has them.

You’ll find the full results of the Long race at the Cavan Burren Park here, the middle distance at Castle Archdale here, the sprint at Florencecourt here and the relay at Parkanour here. There are photos on the 3ROC Facebook page here.

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Part of the 2018 league event at Trooperstown.

This weekend’s orienteering is the GEN Leinster League event at Trooperstown, near Laragh, Co. Wicklow. The usual start times, 11 to 1, and courses from 2 to 7.5 km. See details here. If you’re further south, WatO are running a Munster League event at Tower Hill, Portlaw, Co. Waterford on Sunday as well.



World O-Day Event 19th May

The next 3ROC event is the World Orienteering Day come-and-try-it we are running at St Catherine’s Park, Lucan on Sunday 19th May. Come and run, come and help, tell your neighbours and friends about it. Valdas is planning the courses, the map has just been updated, so let’s get everyone orienteering! If you can come along and help any newcomers get to grips with the map, the course, the idea of orienteering, please do – this is all in addition to the usual jobs of start, finish, registration etc. John McCullough is organising so please get in touch with him: 3rockoc@gmail.com.

There are more than 1000 WOD events on in 76 countries – Join us on Sunday 19th!

Summer midweek orienteering starts

The summer midweek series is also starting, with an urban orienteering event in Naas on Tursday 14th May hosted by CNOC. These are great fun and a super way to try orienteering is you haven’t already – no getting lost or muddy, just a run around the streets and parks. (Orienteers never really grow up – we all love the excuse to get wet and muddy from time to time!). Courses from 1.5 to 5.1 km, but in urban events you’ll often cover about 50% extra (check out Pythagoras’ Theorem if you don’t know why!). Start times 6.30 to 7.30. See details of the event here.

Join an orienteering club If you’re reading this and you’re not yet a member of an O-club, please do join us! You can sign up on line instantly here.

And remember to visit and like our Facebook page here. Over the summer, most of the information will be there rather than on the website.

Hope to see you at the WOD event in St Catherine’s Park on the 19th!