Venue Tollymore Forest Park
Date Sat, 10th Sep 22
Starts 11:00 to 13:00 iCal file iCal
The Autumn Trophy series is back!
Following from a break last year, be sure not to miss the first of three events beginning Saturday, 10th September:
AT1: Tollymore Forest Park – Saturday 10 September
AT2: Slievenagore/Silent Valley – Saturday 22 October
AT3: Cairn Wood (with a NEW map!) – Saturday 12 November
The Autumn Trophy events are a great set of club events which are a progression from the WEE Series. They visit venues a bit more off the beaten track, so seem a bit more adventurous. There are 4 courses to choose from which are tailored to different peoples needs and experience.
To be in for a chance of competing for the Autumn Trophy you will need to enter at least two events as your overall position is based on the best two results out of the three events.
There will be four courses to pick from this year rather than the three we previously put on, so definitely something for everyone:
🟡Yellow, 1.8km – a beginner course specifically suited to children or families to explore together
🟠Orange, 3km – an improvers course, for children with orienteering experience or beginner adults who want a bit more adventure off the beaten track.
🟢Short Green, 4km – a technically challenging course but not too long and physical.
🔵Short Blue, 5.6km – a longer and more physical, technically difficult course.
A 1:10,000 scale, 5m contour interval will be in use for all courses.
Yellow and Orange courses will have text and pictorial control descriptions available.
Parking is in the lower main car park. If there is little space available use the walled overflow carpark. An entrance fee of £5 applies to all cars.
Toilets and facilities
Public toilets beside car park. Usually a coffee/food van is open.
Registration will be in the south main car park and close to the finish which is adjacent.
Starts are open 11.00 to 13.00. The start is a 400m (10-15mins) sign-posted walk from registration, so allow this additional time.
Full leg cover is mandatory. As the summer comes to an end the undergrowth can be very rough, despite courses being planned to avoid the worst of it. Bridges across the main river are not compulsory crossing points unless the weather dictates otherwise. Please be sensible with river crossings, do not cross where the water is deep or has sheer banks – uncrossable parts are shown on the map where the river is bordered by a black line. Choose your route carefully!
Tollymore is a popular forest park; as such we will be sharing it with hikers, dogs, cyclists and horse riders. Avoid startling them and treat the public with courtesy.
Whistles are recommended however they may be mandatory if weather is very poor.
All competitors MUST visit the download station even if you do not finish your course. Otherwise, unnecessary time will be spent looking for you. Courses close at 14.30. Safety bearing is north to the Bryansford/Hilltown Road.
- Organiser – Dan Earnshaw
- Planner – Meadow McCauley
- Controller – Mark Stephens
We would love extra help from any willing volunteers! From looking after the start, to picking up controls – if you can lend a hand on the day please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
- Senior: Member £7, Non-member £9
- Junior/Student: Member £3, Non-member £4
- Family(max cost): Member £17, Non-member £22
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Tollymore Forest Park