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Feb 11, 2008

AJAX Spring Cup 2008 - Bull Island Sun 24 Feb

441f6b5676394f1c71b5db78e75f3548.jpgFiona O'Brien (AJAX) at the beach.   Photo: Martin Flynn


Spring Cup Event Four:  The next Spring Cup competition, organized by Ajax, will be held on 24-Feb-2008 on Bull Island, Dublin.  (Grid Reference: O 233 370). 
Event Directions and Parking:  The event is signposted from the coast road (James Larkin Road).  Use the Causeway road to reach Bull Island.  Please park on the causeway and not on the beach - high tide is at 13:30.
Map:  The previously mapped area has been extended by 1.3 km North-Eastward along the coast.  Maps are pre-marked and printed at a scale of 1:5,000 on water resistant material.   Contour interval is 2.5 meters.
Terrain: For anyone not familiar with Bull Island, the terrain consists of grass-covered sand dunes with many small paths.  Power lines are not marked on the map. 
Orienteering hint:  Use the distinct lone trees dotted around the map to simplify navigation!
Start-times:  11:00   – 13:00. 
Courses close:  15:00. 
Timing:  SportIdent (SI) timing will be used.  Either bring your own SI card or hire one at event registration.  All participants must download their SI cards, whether they complete the course or not.
Event officials:          
Organiser:  Denis Reidy
Planner:  Aonghus O'Cleirigh
Controller:  Donal Wickham.
Course Details:
Brown, 9.1 k, 50 m, 28 controls, map exchange
Blue, 7.1 k, 40 m, 27 controls, map exchange
Green, 4.6 k, 25 m, 23 controls,
Light Green, 3.2 k, 20 m, 20 controls,
Orange, 2.2 k, 15 m, 16 controls,
Yellow, 1.6 k, 10 m, 13 controls,
Crossing Points:  Use the crossing points marked on the map.  For safety reasons please do not cross public roads or race on them. 
Important:  Bull Island is an EU designated Special Area of Conservation.  Please do not cause damage or litter.


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