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Leinster Orienteering Championships 2020/21

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Welcome to the official site of the 2020/21 Leinster Orienteering Championships.

Important Notice

The Leinster Championships have unfortunately had to be postponed for the 3rd time due to Covid 19. Due to the level 5 restrictions, the 2020 Leinster Orienteering Championships cannot go ahead as planned on the 29th November. And so, LOC 2020 will now become LOC 2021! We have set April 11th 2021 as the new(est) date for the championships at Carnawaddy, all things going well. Some participants may find that they will need to change class next year, but we will deal with that nearer to the time. All entries will stand for next year, and participants who have received refunds and who wish to reenter, please email Alex.

Apologies to all who had entered.

As the limit of 200 participants has been reached entries will remain closed for the moment. All entrants will receive an email outlining information about refunds.

All competitors taking part must agree to follow by the IOA participants Code-Of-Conduct regulations. Prevailing government advice is that at- risk groups should use their own judgement about participating in sporting events. Pre-entry closed on September 11th.

Entries can be viewed on Fabian 4 Here

Entries already made are still valid.

Government Covid 19 advice website here

Irish Orienteering Association Participants Code Of Conduct website here:

Spectators

In line with government guidelines, spectators are not permitted at this event.

Important information re: arrival and parking

Due to the narrowness of the roads leading to the assembly and parking areas, a system will be in place where participants arriving by car must arrive before 12.30pm. Cars will not be able to leave again before this time to allow space for cars arriving.

Covid Declaration form

All participants must sign a Covid declaration form which will be emailed to each individual competitor in advance of the competition. The form will then have to be sent on to the IOA before the event.

Directions

From the M1. Take the N52 exit and continue on to the R132. Turn right on to the R174 and follow the road to Lumpers Bar. Turn left just before the bar. From the N1. Take exit 19 and continue on to the R174. Follow the road to Lumpers Bar. The event will be signposted from the R174 turn off from the R132.

Prizes

There will be prizes for the top three finishers in each category. In addition to these prizes, four perpetual trophies will be awarded to the Leinster champions in the following categories: Women's elite, men's elite, W35 and W18. This year, however, there will be no presentation of prizes at the event. Instead, arrangements will be made to give prizes to one person from each club at the end of the day who can then pass them on to winners from their club. Clubs should nominate one person to collect the prizes. If no-one from an individual club is present at the end of the event, they will also be available for collection at the next Fingal event on November 1st at Fauna wood.

Reigning champions

Women's Elite: Roisin Long
Men's Elite: Colm Hill
W35: Sarah Ní Ruairc
W18: Cliodhna Donaghy

Start, finish and download

Starts are between 10.30am and 1.30pm. Start lists will be available at registration. The start area is 600m from the assembly area. There is no need to visit registration unless you are collecting rented SIs or dropping off keys. Please aim to arrive at the start area just 5 minutes before your start time so as to avoid congregating. The finish is 450m away from the assembly and download area. No split printouts will be given this year. Please make sure that you download after completing the course.

Control descriptions

Control descriptions will be on the map, however, there will be no loose descriptions available at the event. Instead they will be available to print a week in advance.

Keys

Keys can be placed in a box in individual slots at the registration area.

Maps at Finish

Maps must be placed in a club bag after completing the course. A nominated person from each club should collect the bag of maps at the end of the event for redistribution to club members at a later date.

Contacts

Email: fingalorienteers@gmail.com
Phone: Bernie Sharkey 085 7282268

Map

Map Scale is 1:10000 for most courses. The contour interval is 5m. Most courses will be on A4 size paper but some longer courses will be on A3 paper. The scale may be enlarged for short courses. The first survey of Carnawaddy was carried out by Padraig Higgins and Val Jones in 2004/2005. The map has been updated by Val Jones since then, with the most recent update in the winter of 2019/2020.

Access

The assembly area will be in Ballymakellet Forest, near to Ballymakellet, Jenkinstown Cross and Ravensdale and can be accessed from the R174 at the Lumpers Bar (J099 108). Assembly will be on the forest road at J120122. This will involve a 3.5km drive. Parking will be on forest roads close to assembly.

REGISTRATION

There is no need to come to Registration unless you need to collect or change an SI card: you can go directly to the start. Registration and download, etc will be at the assembly area in Ballymakellet Forest.

ASSEMBLY AREA

Participants are asked not to gather in groups at the assembly area, and to socially distance when arriving and downloading. Refreshments will not be available unfortunately this year. Clubs are also asked not to bring club tents to the assembly area.

OUT OF BOUNDS

The competition area is out of bounds to orienteers until after their run.

RULES and POLICIES

The Leinster Orienteering Championships 2020 is organised under the rules and policies of the Irish Orienteering Association

DOGS NOT PERMITTED POLICY

As sheep graze on Carnawaddy mountain, dogs are not permitted at the event. This is at the request of local farmers.

DATA PROTECTION POLICY

Competitors should note that all results will be published on www.orienteering.ie including name, class, club, place and split times.

TOILETS

Portaloos will be available at the assembly area. Sanitiser and disinfectant will be available in each toilet

SAFETY AND FIRST AID

As orienteering is an adventure sport, you are primarily responsible for your own safety when taking part in this event.

All participants must abide by prevailing government restrictions with regard to Covid 19.

Hand sanitiser will be available at enquiries, the start area and download. Participants are also advised to bring their own sanitiser.

A No whistle No run rule will be enforced. Participants will be expected to give aid as required when hearing the whistle. The internationally recognised distress signal is six blasts of the whistle with a 1 minute break, and then repeated. The reply to the signal is 3 blasts followed by a 1 minute break, and repeated.

Waterproof jackets, (cagoules) may be required on the day, depending on the weather. Please remember to bring one with you. A notice will be posted in the assembly area if a cagoule is required.

All participants must download when finishing, regardless of whether the course was completed or not. If a participant fails to download, the organisers will have to implement search and rescue procedures.

First aid will be provided by a local first aid organisation and will be available at the assembly area.

Litter

Please do not leave litter behind.