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Shamrock O-Ringen 2009

Competition nameShamrock O-Ringen 2009
Start date20090530
End date20090601
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityKillarney
Club/organizerCork Orienteering Club
Region of countrySouthwest
Number of competition daysThree
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Latest entry dateApril 30th 2009, or earlier if the limit on the number of entries has been exceeded
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Event descriptionDay 1: The Black Lakes (Middle Distance) Day 2: Crohane (Classic Distance) Day 3: Muckross, Killarney National Park (Chasing Start) This beautiful terrain was previously used for the Orienteering World Cup in 1998.
Terrain description(see Day 1: Black Lakes West Middle Distance The Black Lakes are situated on the rough open mountain terrain of West Cork, which was last used for Irish Championships in 1999. "I've been on The Black Lakes twice. The first time in 1996 at Shamrock O-Ringen, and the second time 2007 at an OK Linné training camp. I remembered the terrain as quite varied, from flatter marshy areas to technically difficult slopes. All in all, a beautiful and tough area that was really enjoyable, especially the scenery at the lakes!" -- Mats Troeng, Swedish Elite Orienteer and WinSplits creator ********************************************** Day 2: Crohane Mountain Classic Distance Like the Black Lakes, Crohane features rough open mountainside with considerable rock, marsh and contour detail that has been typical of the Shamrock O-Ringen. The runnability is variable, and dependent on the rainfall in the weeks preceding the event. In 1998, Crohane Mountain was the scene of the first round of the Orienteering World Cup. ********************************************** Day 3: Muckross Forest Park Chasing Start Muckross (Killarney National Park) is an old forested estate beside the world famous lakes of Killarney, with a wide variation in terrain type. This was the scene of the World Cup Relays in 1998, and the area has been newly re-mapped for Shamrock 2009. The forest is mostly deciduous and fast-running, with many paths, and with rocky, steep and contoured parts. The open fields interspersed with rocky forested sections will make for an exciting finish to this year's event. **********************************************
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