The 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!
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