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Irish Orienteering Championships

Competition nameIrish Orienteering Championships
Start date20140502
End date20140505
CountryIreland
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityWicklow
Club/organizerSetanta Orienteers
Region of countryCo. Wicklow
Number of competition days4
WRE event?No
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Latest entry date15th April 2014, fee rise 31st March
Entry fee (Euro)45 senior for 3 days, Junior 22.50 for 3 days
Event descriptionThe Irish Orienteering Championships (IOC) are open for all to enter. The IOC will commence with Sprint Championship on the evening of Fri 2nd in NUI Maynooth Co. Kildare. The remaining 3 days are in Co. Wicklow near Glendalough. The 3 days will comprise of Middle Distance on Saturday 3rd, Classic Distance on Sunday 4th and will finish with Relay on Monday 5th.
Terrain descriptionMiddle Distance:- The area is 100% open with little or no paths or fences, except on the junior courses. The terrain is highly varied, ranging from flat open firm ground to steep valley sides with low vegetation. There are areas of exposed and intricate naturally formed peat hags, open mountainside with low vegetation and some boulders as well as some areas of undulating terrain with mixed cover. Classic(Long) Distance:- The area is 100% open with little or no paths or fences. The terrain is highly varied, ranging from flat open firm ground to steep valleys with low vegetation. There are areas of exposed and intricate naturally formed peat hags, open mountainside with low vegetation and extensive boulder fields as well as some areas of undulating terrain with mixed cover. M/W 10/12s will be in woodland with plenty of detail. Relay:- The Irish Orienteering Championship Relay competition area is the Glenreemore river valley. The area is about 80% open land in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and 20% Glenreemore4mature planted forest which is Coillte owned. The forest is steepish but very runnable with good rock detail. In the open, the western side of the valley (Asbawn Ridge) is runnable, steepish and has good rock and contour detail. The eastern side of the valley is less feature rich and has some areas of heather that slows running. Some small areas marked as boulder fields are slow run.
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