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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Launch of POC at Kilkenny Castle

Well done to all those who completed courses today at Kilkenny Castle. There was a great range from beginners to experts and old timers, from 5 year olds from the Marble city to scouts from Kells, from local Cats to the men and women from the short grass county (Kildare) and the Deise to the Rebels.
We have waited many years to get permission to use Kilkenny Castle and were delighted with the response from the Mayor who launched a new permanent orienteering course in the Castle grounds and the OPW who put in the stakes.

A huge thanks to Pat Healy  and Gary Gordon who between them helped cut through the red tape. Pat was busy this morning drilling on plaques for the POC whilst I was setting out the long, medium and short courses for the punters.
Huge thanks to all the OPW staff for their help. Thanks to Angela on registration and Laura on computer for helping ensure everyhthng went off smooothly.

Special mention to Veronica Purcell who noticed the first control on the short course was in the wrong location...anybody else? A  fuller report and pictures will follow.

Short course series final standings

The final standings for the SE Short course series are below. Congratulations to Ian McHardy who had a fine run in Kilkenny Castle to win the long section overall. Prizes for 1st and 2nd in each section plus leaidng Long female


Short course
Best 4 from 7 events
Points
Average
1.
Jordan Pim*
5783
1446
2.
Finlay McHardy*
4140
1380
Medium Course
Best 4 from 6 events


1.
Sue Pim*
4339
1085
2.
Liisa Honkasaari*
4052
1351
3.
Jeni Pim
3754
1251
Long Course
Best 4 from 7 events


1.
Ian McHardy*
4887
1222
2.
Andrew Pim*
4816
1187
3.
Robert Pim
4775
1167
4.
Jonathan Pim
4725
1107
5.
Nigel Pim
4427
1077
6.
Brid Casey (best female)*
4385
1096

Monday, December 2, 2013

Maintaining direction


An excellent offering from the NIOA Coaching corner with Compass training exercises. For instance alternating zig zags left and right to avoid oversteer in one direction when running round objects through a forest...here.