12:00 - 14:00
Gortin Glenn Forest Park
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Directions: Gortin Glen Forest Park is located about 10km outside Omagh on the B48. GR 487823 Sheet 13 OSNI 1:50000 series. There is a pay and display carpark – £4.00 per car (all day). Toilets are available.
Registration and Download will be adjacent to the car park.
- Mass start 13.00.
- Time limit 50 mins.
- Registration 12 – 12.45 when competitors will be called-up and led to the Start and Finish area; approximately 10 minutes.
- NI Prize giving in Gortin village (4Km), starting at 3.00pm. (Refreshments will be on sale in aid of Junior Development – there is also cafe/pub-grub nearby)
Entry Fees – Please note: Members only are eligible for titles and prizes so please ensure you have joined before entering.
Special double-event combined: Seniors – £12 (non-members – £14); Juniors – £6 (non-members – £7); Unwaged – £9 (non-members – £11); Family – £30 (non-members – £35).
Entries per separate event: Seniors – £8 (£10 non-members); Juniors – £4 (£5 non-members); Unwaged £6 (£8 non-members); Family £20 (£25 non-members).
Map: 1:5000; 5m contour interval; mapped 2014; courses printed on A4 waterproof paper.
Cake Stall: The NI Juniors will be selling refreshments at the event.
This is a classic and very good orienteering area. It is a hilly but generally very runnable mature coniferous forest with many paths and roads. There is an area of tough running peat moorland; only visited by the longer courses. There are numerous indistinct mountain bike routes some of which are unmapped. Care may be needed if streams are in spate and at a 5m Crag control site which is heavily overgrown; avoid crossing warning tapes (yellow and black); red and white tapes indicate a v.steep descent/ascent route on the southern edge of the crag.