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Nov 17, 2013

Glendoo Ridge - 24th November 2013

Event Location: The next Autumn League competition will be held on 24th November 2013 on Glendoo Ridge, County Wicklow. (Grid Reference: O 140 185).

Event Directions and Parking: The event is signposted from the Military Road 1 km north of the sign-post to the Glencree Reconciliation Centre.  Parking is on a forest track.  Please car-share if possible. Registration, start and finish are close to parking.

Registration: Please register for the event online by right-clicking and opening the link: http://tinyurl.com/glendoo. Online registration will close on Saturday evening, 23rd November.  It will also be possible to register on-the-day at the event, but if you register online it will reduce the workload for the event organisers.

Map: Maps are printed on A4 size water resistant paper at a scale of 1:10,000. Contour interval is 5 meters. Control descriptions for all courses will be available at registration. Descriptions are NOT printed on the map.

Terrain: The terrain consists of open mountain with areas of turf cuttings, as well as a section of mature forest. Most courses pass near a quarry with steep rock faces.  The top of the quarry will be marked with yellow warning tape.

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

Start-times: 11:00 – 13:00.

Courses close: 14:30

Event Officials:

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

Course Details:

Brown – 9.7 k, 250 m, 25 controls
Blue – 7.4 k, 215 m, 21 controls
Green - 5.5 k, 180 m, 17 controls
Light Green – 3.2 k, 140, 15 controls
Orange - 2.0 k, 100 m, 13 controls 
Yellow - 1.5 k, 60 m, 9 controls

The yellow course is not buggy friendly.  It follows line features in a wooded area other than paths.  Controls are sited within 50 m of line features.

Entry Fees:

Adult: €8 
Junior/Full-time student/ Unwaged/ OAP: €5 
Family: €20 

Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted at the event, nor is the lighting of fires, or littering.  These are conditions under which permission is granted to hold the event.

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