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Mar 17, 2013

Spring Cup Event - Bull Island - 24 March 2013

Event Location: The next Spring Cup competition will be held on 24 March 2013 on Bull Island , Dublin. (Grid Reference: O 234 370).
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 the beach. Registration, start and finish are near the roundabout.

Registration: Please pre-register for the event by following the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KxgBjvw59lZINkaUk9WLjviJ... .   

It will also be possible to register on-the-day at the event, but you are encouraged to pre-register before 9:00 PM on Sat 23rd March in order to reduce the workload for the event organisers.  Everyone who pre-registers and competes will be included in a draw for Easter Eggs!  The draw will take place after the last start.Easter egg.jpg

Map: Maps are printed on water resistant material at a scale of 1:5,000 for all courses. The map shows the island in two sections laid out side-by-side on an A3 sheet. 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.  The Brown course uses a modified map with only contour and path detail displayed. Control descriptions for all courses will be available at registration and will also be printed on the map.  The Yellow course has a taped route between two controls.  This is indicated in the text version of the control descriptions, but not 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 very wet but are crossable.

Timing: SportIdent (SI) timing will be used. SI cards are available for hire at event registration for €2. All participants must download their SI cards after orienteering, whether they complete the course or not.  Otherwise the event organisers will not know whether participants have finished or not.

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

Event Officials:
 Planner: Donal Wickham
 Controller:  Denis Reidy
 Organiser:  Aonghus O’Cleirigh

Course Details:
 Brown - 11.3 k, 29 controls, (contours/paths only)
 Blue - 8.6 k, 27 controls
 Green - 6.6 k, 22 controls
 Light Green - 4.0 k, 16 controls
 Orange - 2.6 k, 12 controls 
 Yellow - 1.6 k, 12 controls

Entry Fees:
 Adult: €8 
 Junior/Full-time Student: €5 
 Family: €20 
Important: Bull Island is an EU designated Special Area of Conservation. Please do not cause damage or litter.