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Oct 25, 2015

Featherbeds/Glendoo - Leinster League - Sunday 01-November-2015

bats.jpgEvent Location: The next Leinster League event will be held on 01-November-2015 in the Featherbeds/Glendoo area, County Dublin. (Grid Reference: O 131 196).

Event Directions and Parking: The event is signposted from the R115 (Military Road), the road from Dublin to the Sally Gap. The road passes through the competition area, which is situated on the Dublin side of upper Glencree valley. Parking, registration, start and finish are adjacent to the R115.

Competition Area: The competition area comprises part of the existing Glendoo mapped area, part of the previously mapped Featherbeds area (now re-mapped), and partly of terrain not previously used for orienteering. The area consists of gently sloping open hillside with detailed turf cuttings and some paths. There are many water holes, some of which are not mapped. Runnability varies from very fast to very slow.

featherbeds1.jpgMap: The map is printed on A4 water resistant material at a scale of 1:7,500 for all courses. Contour interval is 5 meters. The map is aligned to true North, with magnetic grid lines rotated 4 degrees West of true North. 

Registration and Entry Fees: Enter at the event. If you are new to orienteering please let the organisers know and they will show you what to do.

Adult: €8 
Junior/Full-time Student/OAP/Concession: €5 
Family: €20

There will be a €2 surcharge for any participant who is not already a member of an orienteering club. The surcharge will be waived if the participant registers with Ajax Orienteers at the event. (Membership is free for the first year).


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

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

Course Details:

Brown – 9.2 k, 125m, 26 controls
Blue - 7.2 k, 100m, 20 controls
Green – 4.6 k, 90m, 16 controls
Light Green – 3.3 k, 70m, 18 controls
Red – 4.2 k, 60m, 17 controls
Orange - 2.9 k, 40m, 15 controls 
Yellow - 2.4 k, 30m, 12 controls

Crossing the R115: From the parking area all competitors must cross the R115 to reach the start and finish. Please follow the directions of race marshals. Competitors on the Brown, Blue and Green courses cross the R115 twice while competing. Great care must be taken when crossing the road. Road traffic has right of way! Competitors on the Yellow, Orange, Red and Light Green courses do not cross the R115 while competing.

Control Descriptions: IOF Control descriptions are printed on the map for all courses except Brown and Blue. Loose control descriptions will be available for all courses at registration. Text versions will be available for the Yellow, Orange and Red courses.

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

Important: Thanks to the landowners for granting permission to hold the event - 'Wicklow Mountains National Park' and 'Olwell Ltd'.

Orienteering is an adventure sport.  You take part at your own risk.


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