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Feb 25, 2010

AJAX Spring Cup Event (07-Mar-2010)

Event Location:  The first Spring Cup competition of the season, organized by Ajax , will be held on 07-Mar-2010 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 to reach Bull Island , and not the wooden bridge.  Parking is on the causeway or on the beach. Both start and finish are near the Interpretive Center .

Map:  The previously mapped area has been further extended.  Maps are pre-marked and printed at a scale of 1:5,000 on water resistant material.  Contour interval is 2.5 meters.  Power lines are not displayed and the magnetic grid lines run 45 degrees to the edge of the map.  For longer courses the map shows the island in two sections laid out side-by-side on an A3 sheet.  Shorter courses are planned on an A4 extract.  The Brown course uses a modified map with only contour, marsh and building detail shown. (No paths, vegetation or man-made features other than buildings are displayed). Control descriptions for all courses will be available at registration and are not printed on the map. 

Terrain: For anyone unfamiliar with Bull Island , the terrain consists of grass-covered sand dunes with many small paths, isolated trees and man-made features. Marshes are currently flooded but are crossable.

Start-times:  11:00   – 13:00.
Courses close:  15:00.

Timing:  SportIdent (SI) timing will be used.  SI cards are available for hire or purchase at event registration.  All participants must download their SI cards after orienteering, whether they complete the course or not.

Event officials:         
Controller:  Andrew McCarthy.
Organiser:  Donal Wickham
Planner:  Aonghus O’Cleirigh

Course and Map Details:
Brown (A3), 9.6 k, 50 m, 30 controls, (contours/marsh/buildings only)
Blue (A3), 8.9 k, 45 m, 30 controls,
Green (A3), 5.7 k, 30 m, 24 controls,
Light Green (A3), 4.0 k, 20 m, 20 controls,
Orange (A4), 2.9 k, 15 m, 18 controls,
Yellow (A4), 1.7 k, 10 m, 14 controls,

Entry Fees:
Adult: 8 Euros.
Junior / Full-time Student: 5 Euros.
Family: 20 Euros.

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.

Aonghus O'Cleirigh

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