2016 Munster Orienteering Championships


Start times can be viewed / downloaded at the bottom of this page.

The 2016 Munster Orienteering Championships, hosted by Bishopstown Orienteering Club, will be held on Sunday Nov 13th at Kilcoran Woods and Moorland in Kilcoran Co. Tipperary (grid reference R973209).

 

Access to the event is easily achieved just off the M8 Dublin / Cork motorway, with the event signposted from Junction 11 on the motorway. Estimated car travel times from Cork’s Jack Lynch Tunnel is about forty minutes, with estimated car travel time from the Red Cow Roundabout in Dublin a little over an hour and a half. After leaving the motorway, continue southwards on the R639 for about 3km.

 

Planner:     Dermot O’Sullivan

Controller: Pat Murphy

Organiser: Terry Ley

 

Note that Entries (via Fabian4 here) are now closed.

Any queries?
Send any queries to: emailmoc2016 [at] gmail [dot] com replacing the bits in brackets... with the usual bits!
Please do not use the regular BOC email address for MOC2016 related queries.

 

The class and course details available are:

Course

Length

(Km)

Climb (m)

Controls

Classes

Scale

Map size

1

13.01

440

25

M21E

1:10000

A3

2

7.41

305

19

W21E, M35L

1:10000

A3

3

6.92

255

18

M21L, M40L

1:10000

A3

4A

6.56

225

15

M18, M20

1:10000

A3

4B

 

 

 

M45L, M50L

1:7500

A3

5A

5.59

180

17

W21L, W35L

1:10000

A4

5B

 

 

 

M16, M55L

1:7500

A3

6A

5.45

150

15

W20, M21S

1:10000

A4

6B

 

 

 

M60L

1:7500

A3

7A

4.71

105

13

W18, W40L, W21S

1:10000

A4

7B

 

 

 

W45L, M65L

1:7500

A3

8

3.62

100

12

W16, W50L, W55L, W60L

1:7500

A4

9

2.77

65

12

W65L, W/M70, 75, 80, 85, 90

1:7500

A4

10

3.5

115

13

M14, W14

1:7500

A4

L. Green

3.5

115

13

EOD

1:7500

A4

11

2.58

65

9

M12, W12

1:7500

A4

Orange

2.58

65

9

EOD

1:7500

A4

12

1.85

55

7

M10, W10

1:7500

A4

Yellow

1.85

55

7

EOD

1:7500

A4

EOD = Entry on Day

Entry on the day will be available for various courses in non competition classes (Yellow, Orange and Light Green), subject to availability of maps.

 

Map

The map is new for the event and will be printed on waterproof paper for those entering in advance. Those entering on the day are not guaranteed maps printed on waterproof paper!  Note that the yellow areas which are shown darker than rough open and lighter than pastureland are areas of bracken and will generally slow progress. Two map scales will be used for the event - 1:10000 and 1:7500. The scale of the map will be listed by course in the final information.

 

 

Terrain

The terrain consists of open moorland for most courses except for a section of the shortest junior courses (10s and 12s) which will be along forest tracks. The open moorland is grazed by sheep and so has little undergrowth other than some patches of bracken which are marked on the map with a shade of yellow which is between that of pastureland and rough open. A few controls on the longest courses are located in areas having short heather. The moorland has significant networks of gullies, wet and dry drains and point features like boulders in an otherwise typical moorland landscape but there is significant contour detail near valleys.

 

Assembly

Assembly will be located adjacent to parking.

 

Start

The walk to the start will be 800m with 85m climb along a forest road from assembly.

 

Finish

The finish will be located 250m from download and assembly (along a flat taped route through a wooded area).

 

Parking

Parking is on the side of the R639 (old Cork-Dublin road) about 500m south of Kilcoran lodge hotel. Traffic volumes on this stretch of road are expected to be low at the time of the event but please note that the speed of passing vehicles might be high! Accordingly, care should be taken when crossing the road and extra care should be taken with children. There is good visibility in both directions.


Don't forget...

- Full body cover is advisable
- A whistle will be compulsory
- A no whistle no go rule will apply
- A cagoule/rain jacket is advisble and may be compulsory on the day


Embargoed area

The embargoed area is marked below in red.

 

 

Final information will be made available closer to the event date.



Please also note the following:
  1. Competitors are responsible for ensuring the correct categories are selected.

  2. Orienteering is an adventure sport. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

  3. Data relating to competitors will be processed and stored electronically; some of this information as relating to this orienteering event may be shared publically (e.g. orienteering websites). Competitors agree to this data being used in such a manner for these purposes.

  4. Classes may be withdrawn or amalgamated depending on entries.

  5. Competitors are responsible for being available to compete at their allotted time.

  6. SI cards will be available for hire once requested in advance (request cards at time of entry form completion). Lost cards will be charged at replacement value.

  7. Competitors are not entitled to a refund in the event of being unable to compete. Where cancellation of part of or all of the event occurs, refunds are at the discretion of the organisers; organisers reserve the right not to refund entry fees in such circumstances.

  8. Dogs are not allowed on or near the competition area. Please keep dogs on a leash in the assembly / parking areas.

  9. Submission of an entry to the event implies agreement to these conditions.

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Bishopstown Orienteering Club,
8 Nov 2016, 14:18
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Bishopstown Orienteering Club,
10 Nov 2016, 11:02