Despite the weather, there is lots of orienteering going on this summer. First and foremost is the World Championships,now an annual event, in the Czech Republic. The event starts on 12th July and the Irish team is
Andrew Quin (3ROC)
Neil Dobbs (WATO)
Patrick Higgins (LVO)
Ailbhe Creedon (CorkO)
Niamh O'Boyle (CNOC)
Ciara Largey (QUBOC)
Trail-O: Alan Gartside (LVO) and Wilbert Hollinger (LVO).
You can follow their progress each day on line here.
The programme is
| Date ||Time|| WOC 2008 Events |
|Sat 12 July 2008|| afternoon || |
Model start procedure, punching system, time keeping, refreshments
|Sun 13 July 2008|| morning || Sprint distance qualification |
|Mon 14 July 2008|| all day || Model long distance qualification |
|Tue 15 July 2008|| morning || Long distance qualification |
| Wed 16 July 2008 || all day || Model middle distance |
|afternoon|| IOF/VIP/media race |
| Thu 17 July 2008 || morning || Middle distance qualification |
|afternoon|| Middle distance final |
|Fri 18 July 2008|| all day || |
Model long distance final and relay
|Sat 19 July 2008|| morning || |
Long distance final
|Sun 20 July 2008|| morning || Relay |
| afternoon || Closing ceremony |
| evening ||Banquet|
If you are going orienteering,why not write about is for us? There's a Junior Tour to the Swedish 5-Day, there's the World Masters in Portugal, Junior World Champs, the Setanta Rogaine, the Welsh 6-Day, the World University Champs ...
CorkO's Fiona Barrett 3rd in L'Etape du Tour
John Scannell, Chairman of CorkO, writes "On behalf of CorkO I would like to congratulate club member Fiona Barrett on her super performance in the L'Etape du Tour. This is an event with nearly 7,500 cyclists competing on one of the actual stage routes of the Tour De France. This year's stage was the 165km route from Pau to Hautacam with two infamous category one climbs the - the 23km with 7.5% gradient Col du Tourmalet and the 15km with 7.2% gradient Hautacam. With inclement weather conditions, Fiona finished in 3rd place in the ladies category which is indeed a superb performance.
Our congratulation go out to you Fiona!"
Fiona finished the 165 km course in poor weather conditions in a race time of 7 hours 8 minutes 44 seconds, less than 3 minutes off 2nd place. The 16th Mondovelo Etape du Tour was on Sunday 6th July. For details see here.