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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ballyconnery results

Check out the results here. Apologies to anyone who followed the Google map directions on the IOA website and ended up south of Cappoquin. Plans to run light green if there is enough demand as the green is proving too long and/or too challenging for some of the punters.
It's a dogs life...they expect me to chase around the forest all day looking for these silly orange and white things and then what do I get...a bowl of water!
What another loop?...Norman at the spectator control...remember you are running age 19 again
so a brown dotted line on the map is a gully
 Big thanks to Jana who did trojan work on computer and registration.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Munster League at Glengarra wood

Well done to club members who finished well in the Munster League event run by CorkO today: Gints Plaudis 3rd on the Brown course; Hilary Collins 3rd on the Orange course; Thomas Callery 3rd on the Green course; and especially to Andrew Pim 1st on the Blue course.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Yours truly at the Veterans Home International



The VHI this year was held in Deeside, Scotland, 8-9th October. The individual race was at Birsemore Hill and the Relays at Coull. A most enjoyable experience despite one biggish error on the Individual.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jenkinstown 13/11/11

The results for the event held at Jenkinstown are now posted on the IOA website.

 
Getting instruction at the start
More below

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Munster Champs

Please check out the details for the Munster Club Championships at Coumshingaun on Sunday October 30th and the SE relays at Kennedy Park on Monday October 31st.
There is a separate blog for these two events.
www.munsterorienteeringchamps2011.blogspot.com

If you are already entered check your start time. If you are interested in making or joining one of the WATO relay teams for Monday, please ring me as soon as possible on 087-2229677. All ages and levels required.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tower Hill results

A big thank you to Con Murphy and Nigel Pim for organising the event at Tower Hill. Full results can be found at the IOA website. Apologies regarding the use of an older version of the map. There was a break down in the systems. I basically forgot to hit send with the draft course maps to the printer and they remained in drafts!
I received frantic calls in Scotland at the VHI but was unable to solve the problem from Ballater in  Deeside.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

RSC and Tramore results

Almost 200 people took part in events over the weekend. It all kicked off with Family fun day at the RSC organised by Waterford Sports Partnership on Saturday. A big thank you to Jana who manned the computer.
Winners of the Long Course 1 were the Dee family. Long 2 was won by Roisin and Ann Walsh with Moya Howlin. Short 1 was won by Rita O'Brien with Cadhla, Cathal, Niamh and Oisin close behind. Short 2 was won by Niamh Phelan with Alice Sheridan, Hannah and Aidan in second place. Third place was Liz and Jenny O'Connor. More below...

Friday, September 16, 2011

New season in the southeast

The season is off and running.
Results from the Kennedy Park event held as part of Heritage week at the end of August can be found here.
The results for the event held on the new map of Woodstock can be found here.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

New season

Shake off the cobwebs, bring out the runners and visit Kennedy Park for a spot of Cunning Running.
As part of Heritage week, there will be an orienteering event on Sunday 28th August with start times between 11 and 1. Range of courses on offer to suit all ages and standards.
Follow standard signs for Kennedy park from New Ross.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Return to Austria

Laura and myself returned to Austria for another bout of 6 day orienteering. Laura found herself running longer courses than me for the first time as she has just entered W20 whilst I have slipped out to M55.
 Laura seen here finishing the last day, over 6 km, glad to return to cultural visits in Vienna!.
 My best performance was on the medium distance on day 3...an old army base (we are used to these in Ireland..think Curragh, Kilworth, Magilligan, Finner,etc). Managed 14th out of 42 finishers. I was delighted to beat 2 who made the A sprint final at WMOC in Hungary.

Given that 5 of the top 10 overall were in the A final long distance at WMOC and the winner is a 5 day time cross country ski world champion, add in the top Austrians who were not at WMOC, I was happy to complete the competition in 23rd place. The biggest challenge was the variety of scales used. Day 1 started with a 1:7,500 and then switched to a 1; 4,000 half way through...confusing one to begin the competition with! They seemed to be big into 1;7,500 on massive A3 sheets which can be confusing due to the number of times you have to refold the map.


yours truly on day 3

intricate contour detail!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Kennedy Park Results

Thanks to Robert Pim for planning a successful Red Course and to Laura for help on upload. Full results for both Scatter courses and the red course are available on the Wato blog and the IOA website.




Monday, June 6, 2011

Waterford Adventure Race


Club members John Casey (10th on the elite out of 66) , Elaine Mullane (3rd on sporty female), Nuala Callery (2nd on sporty female) and Brigid Coffey (12th on the womens elite) took part in the 2nd Waterford Adventure Race which included a run from Mellarey down through Glenshelane woods, bike ride up to the Vee, run up the hill at the Vee, bike back to Lismore, kayak along the river Blackwater to Cappoquin, run back to Lismore, and then back on the bike to the finish to Melleray.
They feature on Nationwide for Friday 3rd June...check out RTE player. Click here.

Successful Shamrock O Ringen


Club members travelled to Kilcrohan and the Sheeps Head Peninsula for 3 days of that special form of orienteering only found in west Cork. Not a tree or path in sight...rocks and crags litter the landscape.
Brid Casey was winner in the W21 short class whilst Robert Pim (M14), Thomas Callery (M40s), Andrew Cox (M55) and Sue Pim (W65) were all second on their courses. Well done to all concerned.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tramore results

A windy sunny Tramore was the venue for the final SE and Munster League event.
Thanks to John Casey (planner, controls out), Thomas Callery (controls out), Andrew Pim (Start, controls in), Liisa Honkasaari (registration, controls in) and Andrew Cox (controls in).
Results can be found here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where did the Easter bunny go?







The Pim and Cox families headed north to the JK 2011. Day 1 was the sprint in Stranmillis College. Fast and furious, not to everybodies liking, 25 controls in 2 km. I was happy with my run, 27th out of 101 entrants on M55 despite 2 one minute errors.
Day 2 was at Tyrella in the sand dunes where Robert Pim was best in 2nd place on M14B. Laura Cox was 4th on W20L. Day 2 was on Slieve Croob where Andrew Pim finished a creditable 35th out of 106.



It was left to the Cox family to fly the Wato banner at the Irish Champs held in the Wicklow mountains. Day 1 was the middle distance on the peat hags of Glendoo. Laura won the W20, Angela was 2nd in her class, Jana was 5th in W21s and Andrew was 8th out of 27 entrants on M55. Day 2 was the classic distance at Brockagh where I managed to be 2nd Irish finisher home, 7th overall behind some good GB runners. Laura won W20 again to be Irish Champion.






On the Saturday evening, there was a chance to try Mini O...highly complicated, loads of controls, instant decision making...look at the pictures!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Ballyconnery results

Full results can be found by following the link on the results section.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fog to sun


After a foggy clod start, the day turned into glorious wam sunshine. Whilst there were few on the Blue course, the Red was very heavily subscribed. just under 100 people took part. Full results are uploaded here. Apologies for having to manually putting the finish time as the Finish control died. RIP! Thanks to Angela, Jana and Ian for their help in running the event today. For those interested in what it costs to run an event...we start each event with the Coillte licence (€40), the IOA registration fee (€35), printing the maps, plastic bags, petrol expenses when the map needs to be updated and planning the courses, putting out the controls and costs on the day. Any surplus goes to replacing equipment and further mapping.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tower Hill results

Thnaks to Pat, Con and Hugh for running todays event. Results are uploaded to the IOA website...click here.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

South East league Standings

For those interested in the SE league standings up to 12/02/11, click here.
Some adjustment will be needed in the end with red and orange courses as we do not always use the same nomenclature.
Results from Kilbunny here

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Faithlegg recapture Primary schools shield

Thank you to members of Waterford Orienteering Club (Hugh and Liz Dobbs, Andrew Pim, Pat and Veronica Purcell, Jana Cox) and Form 5 pupils from Newtown school (Izzie, Nichola and Anna) for running todays event at the RSC.
280 Primary pupils took part from 9 schools. Full results here.
Pictorial coverage in the Munster Express, Sports section.
Overall winners were Faithlegg National School (92.23) who recaptured the mixed shield from last year's winners Butlerstown (98.15)
Waterpark (42.55) were clear winners in the 5th class Primary Boys section from Christchurch (62.07) and Faithlegg (73.17). James Bond and Joseph Ryan (Waterpark, 1st), Gary Healy and Dean O'Mahoney (Waterpark, 2nd) and Craig Johnson and Harry Jephson (Christchurch 3rd).

Faithlegg (37.20) narrowly won the 6th class Boys from Butlerstown (2nd, 38.27) and Dunhill (3rd, 61.10). Leading pair were Robert Pim and Conor Quinn from Dunhill whilst Sean Darcy and Joe Monaghan (Faithlegg) were 2nd and Bill Lacey and Tom Costello (Butlerstown) were 3rd.

St John of Gods were clear winners in both the 5th and 6th class sections.
In 5th class, Danielle Leonard and Ciara Silby (1st), Hazel Purcell and Maya Howlin (2nd) and Hannah Jacob and Casey Cullinane (3rd) gave JOG a clean sweep. Waterpark (2nd, 62.26), Christchurch (3rd, 83.53) and Faithlegg (4th, 85.03) were the team placings.

In 6th class, Lorna Aylward and Maeve Bolger (1st, JOG), Kate Maguire and Eleanor Walsh (2nd, JOG) and Niamh Walsh and Alice Hutchinson (3rd, Mercy) were the individual placings).
St John of Gods (1st, 31,53), Mercy (2nd, 42.14), Christchurch (3rd, 51.48), Faithlegg (4th, 55.03), Butlerstown (5th, 59.48)

Bad luck to the pair from Mercy Primary who had an exceptionally fast time but failed to punch one of the controls properly.