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Sep 05, 2006

Ajax 1-2-3 at 2006 IMRA Navigation Challenge

A clean sweep for Ajax at this year's IMRA Navigation Challenge, a three-leg navigation race organised by Joe Lalor in Wicklow. It was a greuling series that really tested long-distance stamina and route choice. Each race had about 5 controls with grid references being handed out at the start time, mountain marathon style. Usually there was a long road and a shorter cross-country choice to be made.

Aonghus O'Cleirigh came first in a total time of 6'47", followed by Marcus Geoghegan in 8'10", with Andrew McCarthy in 8'21" making it a clean sweep for the Ajax men. We had no women competitors.

You can get more details by reading the race reports on the Irish Mountain Running website as follows:

Ballydonnell - Leg 1

Carrot&Stick - Leg 2

Stepping Stones - Leg 3

Animations of my routes and other runs are available in the mapping section of www.orienteering.ie

Marcus Geoghegan
September 5th 2006