Club Meet Nov 24

Venue Tyrella South
Date Sat, 9th Nov 24
Starts 10:15 to 14:00
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Event Description

Date Saturday 9 November 2024
Venue 📍Tyrella Dunes
Event Format Club Meet, Coaching and Social. A way to improve your orienteering skills in a social way without the pressure of competition. Taking place every 2nd Saturday of the month (except July, August and December), club coaches put on sessions for orienteers, no matter your age or level. Everyone is welcome!
Entry/Registration Register via the online form that will be available from September 2024

On registering you will be required to provide a Name, Address and Date of Birth for every person – including children and non-runners. Vehicle driver’s name, registration number, make, model and colour will also be required to be provided when registering. You must bring photographic identification for all registered people, other than those under 16 years of age. No online registration or no photographic identification means no getting in and a long drive home.

Registration closes Midnight, Tuesday 5 November 2024
Start Times Arrive 10.15am for registration. Coaching takes place 10.30am to 12pm.

Control gathering 12pm to 12.30pm. Social of shared packed lunch takes place afterwards 12.30pm to 2pm.

Price 💰 Club Meets are free for members of LVO, NIOA and Orienteering Ireland as well as O-Play and TD1/2 Juniors. Non-members are also welcome to attend any of our activities and events but there is a £3 fee for this activity.
After attending three orienteering events, people must join a club so they are insured.  From 1 September 2024, new members pay only £4 for juniors (up to 20 years old), £8 for young adults (up to £25), £10 for seniors and £20 for families (2 seniors + 1 or more juniors). Find out more here.
Terrain Summary The terrain consists of forested areas and sand dunes with uneven ground, thickets, brambles/nettles, some fences, pits and steep sloped areas. There are several fences. The safety bearing is due North. This will take you back to the internal access road bounding the area and from there you can locate the car park. Extreme care should be taken in when crossing stiles.

The area also contains range debris, some of which may be unexploded ordnance, and range infrastructure. Under no circumstances touch, kick or pick up any items lying on the ground. Do not engage with or play on range infrastructure, which includes open trenches on the ranges and target pits / mechanisms both on the ranges and in the competition area. Please ensure children are always supervised closely when not running.

The area has livestock, so ticks are present, with the risk of Lyme’s Disease. Please check for ticks on completion of your run.

The sand dunes lead to a beach and the sea. The coaching area is bounded by fences to the south, preventing accidental access.

Previous Maps/Routegadget Tyrella was last used for the NICS and JIRCS in 2022. Routegadget can be found here:
Notes/Courses 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Groups will be organised into people with the same level of technical ability, each having a dedicated coach:
O-Play – for children in P3 and under, accompanied by their parents.
⚪🟡 Technical Difficulty (TD) 1 and 2 (White and Yellow) Easy courses with all controls mostly on linear features such as paths, walls and streams. Suitable for P4 children and above and adult newcomers who want a gentle introduction to orienteering.
🟠 TD 3 (Orange) Courses use basic use of a compass and route choice. Ideal for novice orienteers or young juniors with experience (ideally aged 10 and above).
🟢🔵🟤 TD4 and 5 (Lt Green, Green, Blue and Brown) Challenging navigation with route choice and using more contour and point features suitable for experienced juniors and adults.
Kit requirements 🧥👖 Full body cover is mandatory. If the weather is cold or wet – a waterproof jacket will be mandatory. As well as times of exercise there will be periods of coaching when you will be stationary, so layer up – bring along a hat and gloves to keep comfortable. There is likely to be a bag drop off point with a coach present or close by. NOTE: the club or coach is not responsible for the safe keeping of the kit, it is dropped off at your own risk, so please leave any valuables in the car. All should carry whistles. Bring a compass if you use and have one. Some base plate and thumb compasses will be available to borrow and try out. Dibbers are not required.
Parking TBC
Toilets TBC



Tyrella South
Shore Road

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