Model Event for the Irish Championships 2011

CNOC (Curragh Naas Orienteers) are making available training maps of Scarr and Kanturk on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th April.The Scarr & Kanturk map covers the hillside to the west of scenic Glenmacnass waterfall, and includes a variety of Wicklow open mountain terrain – steep rocky slopes, gentler grassy or heather-covered slopes, an area of more complex contours, bogs, deep heather, old turf-cuttings, and the runner’s delight – recently burnt heather.

Parking and start point will be at the car park at the top of Glenmacnass waterfall, 7km north of Laragh village on the old Military Road (Irish Grid Ref O 113 030). Please avoid leaving valuables in your car as there have been reports of car break-ins in the past.

Maps will be available in McCoy’s shop in Laragh from Wed 27 to Friday 29 (Irish Grid Ref T 142 966). Laragh is approx 40 minutes drive from the M50 Dublin ring road.  Take the M11/N11 to Kilmacanogue, turn off west towards Roundwood and Glendalough.  In Laragh village leave the grassy triangle to the right (north), cross the river, go straight on, McCoy’s is the petrol station on the right.  Opening hours 07:30 to 20:00.Cost is €6.00 per map.

Training will be open with controls (kites only with codes) out from 11:00 on Wednesday 27th to 16:00 on Friday 29th.

The Training package will include a map at scale 1:10000 in a plastic bag, directions to Glenmacnass, and suggestions for courses of varying length and difficulty.

Note this is an open mountainside with very little shelter.  Irish weather can change very quickly and conditions in wind and rain can be surprisingly severe.