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May 05, 2016

Irish Orienteering Championships 2016

ruairi sprint ioc2016.jpgWaterford Orienteers were the organizers for this years IOC. Held over the May holiday weekend, the event was a great success and was a very large undertaking for a small team.

The sprint race was held on the WIT campus. Courses were planned with many controls and direction changes, and required intense concentration in order to navigate quickly.

Days 2 and 3 were held in the Comeragh mountains, recently remapped using LIDAR imagery. Both competition areas used complex moraine terrain with large boulders and intricate contour features.

The relay on the fourth day was held in a more typical Irish forest, with many paths and a wide range of vegetation density. Club members competed strongly on all days.


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Ajax podium finishers:

Sprint (Day 1) – WIT Main Campus, Waterford

First: M12 Emmet O'Cleirigh, M18 Ruairi Long, M55 Aonghus O'Cleirigh

Second: M10 Cian Wickham, M14 Oisin Wickham, W21 Roisin Long

Third: M55 Donal Wickham

Middle Distance (Day 2) – Coumshingaun, Waterford

First: M12 Emmet O'Cleirigh,  M55 Aonghus O'Cleirigh

Second: M18 Ruairi Long, M35 Stephen Whittle, M55 Donal Wickham

Third: M10 Cian Wickham, M50 Marcus Geoghegan

Classic Distance (Day 3) – Mahon Falls, Waterford

Second: M10 Cian Wickham, M12 Emmet O'Cleirigh, M55 Aonghus O'Cleirigh, M65 Denis Reidy

Third: M18 Ruairi Long, M35 Stephen Whittle

Relay (Day 4) – Towers, Lismore

First: H12 category - Roisin Long, Marcus Geoghegan, Aonghus O'Cleirigh

Second: J48 category - Ruairi Long, Dara O'Cleirigh, Oisin Wickham.  H18 category - Denis Reidy, Theresea Doyle, Catherine King.

Fourth: H12 category – Donal Wickham, Paul Smyth, Mike Long


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