Event Location: The next Autumn League event (No. 4) will be on 9th November 2014 at Carraig Na Seabhac, Old Military Road, Co. Wicklow (Grid Reference: O 101 052).
Event Directions and Parking: The event will be signposted from the Sally Gap. Parking is on a forest track. Please car-share if possible as there is a limited amount of parking.
Registration: Please help us and register for the event online by opening the following link: Register online here. Online registration will close on Saturday night, 8th November at 20:00. 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: The map was surveyed in 2010-2011 by Pat Healy and partially updated in 2012 and 2014. The area was last used for the Leinster Championships in 2012. Maps will be printed on A3 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 will also be printed on the map. Generally boulders less than 2m in height are marked on the map with the small boulder symbol. The large boulder symbol is used for boulders larger than 2m in height. The rock pillar symbol (black area symbol) is used for very large boulders. In areas of pervasive rock detail boulders which seem small in relation to neighbouring boulders are not generally mapped. Crags are mapped both with, and without tags. The dark green screen (fight) is used to mark pine thickets and young plantation. The semi-open screen is used to map scattered trees. Lone trees are marked with a green dot symbol.
Terrain: The area lies in the upper Glenmacnass river valley. One side of the valley is forested with thickets of young pine and scattered pine trees; the other is open hillside. There is considerable rock feature throughout. The valley is divided by a stream (the upper section of the Glenmacnass River) and is crossable by foot. The terrain underfoot varies from rough heather to grass. There are some paths in the wooded part of the competition area, but no paths in the open hillside. The valley sides are moderately steep.
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 and Finish: The start for all courses is approximately 600m -1000m from the Parking Area. Access to the Start is along a public road. Please take care when walking along or crossing this road. The route to the Start passes the Finish. The Finish for all courses is 300m – 700m from the parking area.
Competitor Safety: Because of the nature of the terrainwhistles must be carried by all competitors regardless of the weather. This rule will be strictly enforced with checks at the Start. In the event of bad weather the event organisers may enforce a requirement to carry suitable windproof/waterproof clothing. Whistles will be on sale the Assembly area. Full leg covering is required for all courses.
Start-times: 11:00 – 13:00.
Courses close: 14:30
Planner: Aonghus O’Cleirigh
Controller: Marcus Geoghegan
Organiser: Donal Wickham
Brown – 9.0k, 275m
Blue – 7.3k, 215m
Green – 4.8k, 155m
Light Green – 3.2k, 135m
Red – 3.6k, 135m
Orange – 2.5k, 120m
Yellow – 2.0k, 95m
The yellow course is not buggy friendly. A forest ride used by the short courses is indistinct in places, and is marked by red and white tape. The Yellow course has one leg which is marked by red and white tape. The Brown, Blue and Green courses cross the Glenmacnass River.
Junior/Full-time student/Unwaged/ OAP: €5