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Feb 05, 2009

Hill of Tara night event 31st January 2009

liafail.jpgThe third Dublin by Night orienteering event was hosted by Fingal Orienteers on the Hill of Tara in County Meath last Saturday.

Two courses – 4.2 and 2.2 km in length – led through the historic site and several times the characteristic oval hilltop enclosure had to be crossed.
Three Ajax orienteers were among the forty participants: Marcus Geoghegan (32:34)' finished sixth place after winner Colm Hill (Curragh-Naas, 24:17) on the long course; followed by Farina Freigang (39:00) and Paul Smyth.
The grassland suited a night event as it allowed distant views as far as the head torch could reach.  Distinctive controls, loops and direction changes featured on the course of ancient monuments.
It was a great event and there are three more opportunities to try night-o, not to be missed!

Farina Freigang

Studying at Trinity, Farina is from Germany and has been a regular competitor this season,  but she chose the Hill of Tara for her first ever night event.

Photo source:     mythicalireland

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