Obituary for William (Bill) Regan 1934 – 2021

Bill Regan was a long-time member of Fermanagh Orienteers from its early beginnings in the 1980s and was orienteering and helping out at events well into his late 70s.

Bill, a Yorkshireman, had first come to Fermanagh with the RAF. He was stationed at Castle Archdale. Little did he know then, he would be running frequently through these woods in his 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s!  Castle Archdale was the Club’s first map and has been used many times for events and club training. Whilst stationed at Castle Archdale he met his future wife Pauline and when married settled back in Yorkshire. They returned to Fermanagh in 1969

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NICS 6 Results

Winsplits

Routegadget

Brown 5.7km 130m

PosNameClubClassTimeStatus
1Jonathan McCloyNWOCM2144:32
2Valdas Tilunas3ROCM4047:11
3Richard VaseyLVOM5049:42
4Michael BurtonLVOM6051:55
5Brian JohnstonLVOM4552:37
6Ciara LargeyFERMOW2153:00
7Lyle FlemingLVOM5554:13
8Graeme FrancisLVOM5555:59
9Simon ReeveFERMOM4557:40
10Daniel VaseyLVOM2057:56
11Christopher McClureLVOM1862:52
12Stephanie PruzinaLVOW5565:14
13Matthew VaseyLVOM2065:54
14Chris ColwellLVOM2168:23
15Ross WalkerNWOCM4071:40
16Sarah KnightLVOW2187:09
17Des FletcherNWOCM5587:11
18Billy FyffeFERMOM6588:40
George SavellLVOM21m20-21

Blue 4.8km 95m

PosNameClubClassTimeStatus
1Kieran RocksLVOM4552:47
2Mark EarnshawLVOM5559:27
3Denis MurphyLVOM6559:43
4Mark PruzinaLVOM5560:21
5David BlairNWOCM6561:25
6Heather CairnsLVOW5562:13
7Anthony McGonigleNWOCM6562:18
8Geoffrey CollinsLVOM5563:48
9Kenny WeirLVOM6068:17
10Ann SavageLVOW6572:05
11Joe McClureLVOM5074:33
12Zach MurphyLVOM1676:50
13Peter GambleLVOM1684:42
14Gordon StephensLVOM6096:53

Green 3.8km 65m

PosNameClubClassTimeStatus
1Pauric QuinnFERMOM5551:03
2Mac PhilpottNWOCM5552:34
3Charlie ReidNWOCM6055:35
4Richard McCourtLVOM7560:04
5Aileen McCarronLVOW5560:15
6Richard WilliamsonLVOM7063:30
7Ruth BlairNWOCW5564:21
8Peter HoweNWOCM6071:13
9Sarah GambleLVOW4571:40
10Nigel Foley-FisherLVOM7073:44
11Lesley GrattanLVOW4575:35
12Alison CollinsLVOW5585:23
13Francis O’ReillyFERMOM5587:17
14Carol BlackLVOW5088:46
15Marlene StephensLVOW60101:51
Barbara Foley-FisherLVOW70m10
Harry BellLVOM70m11
Anne BellLVOW65m10

Short Green 2.7km 35m

PosNameClubClassTimeStatus
1Frederick CorscaddenNWOCM6552:12
2Cecil ArmstrongLVOM7053:17
3Rosemary CroleyLVOW80117:08

Light Green 2.5km 45m

PosNameClubClassTimeStatus
1Paul MullanM4042:45
2Ryan FitzpatrickM2148:20
3Lauren HoweW2166:10

Orange 2km 35m

PosNameClubClassTimeStatus
1Rachel ReidNWOCW6044:12
2Imogen EdgarW1652:04
3June ArmstrongW7054:07
4Daphne HamondLVOW6557:09
5Conall O’BrienM1465:06
6Paul O’BrienM1465:11

Yellow 1.6km 15m

PosNameClubClassTimeStatus
1Lucy ConnollyW1221:45
2Callann McCloyM1022:49

Total Runners: 65

NI Colour Series 6 – Seskinore Forest

Venue Seskinore Forest, on the B83 road between Seskinore and Omagh.
Date Sat, 27 November 21
Starts 11:30 to 13:00
 

Directions

From Belfast/Dublinfollow A5 from Ballygawley towards Omagh. Approx 10 miles from Ballygawley take the B46 to Seskinore. Just before the village take the B83 (right) towards Omagh. Forest entrance is 0.5 miles on the right. 

From Omagh follow the A5 towards Ballygawley. Turn right after approx. 2.5 miles and follow signs for Seskinore on the B83. After approximately 2.5 miles (before reaching Seskinore) the forest is on the left.

From Enniskillen take the B80 through Tempo to Fintona. Follow the bypass to the junction of the B80 and the B46. Follow signs to Seskinore. Continue through the village and then take the B83 towards Omagh. The forest is on the right.

Lat. 54.523156, Lng. -7.2460327    GR: H488 641

Entry details

  • Online entry only at sientries
  • Entries go live on Tuesday 9th November 2021. Entries close on Sunday 21st November 2021.

Entry Fees

  • Senior Members (Age class 21 and over) £10 Non-members £12
  • Junior / Student Members £5 Non-members £6
  • Maximum charge for a family Members £25 Non-members £30
  • If you are entering a family and it comes to more than £25 then please contact the organiser after you have paid for the individual Senior, or Junior/Student entries and we will arrange refund of the difference. Parents accompanying children go free.
  • SI timing card hire is free but is charged at replacement cost £30 if lost.

Parking is free at Seskinore Forest.

Registration – Not required if using own SI Card – proceed directly to start. Hire cards can be collected from the Organiser at download.

Courses
This is a small forest area, made more so by access restrictions on the west side of the road. Because of this the courses will be middle distance length with lots of controls and changes of direction. Blue and Brown will use 2 maps (probably printed back to back)

Course Details (Provisional)

CourseLengthHeightControls
White0.9km 5m8
Yellow1.6km 15m11
Orange2.1km 35m12
Light green2.6km 40m17
Short green2.7km 35m21
Green3.7km 65m23
Blue4.8km 95m24
Brown5.7km 130m28

Course Safety

The main roads are out of bounds – only the minor road on the North edge of the area may be used with care.

Map

1:5,000 with 5m contour intervals. The map was surveyed and drawn in 2017 and has been partially updated in autumn 2021. This is a very mixed woodland with extensive mature areas, open meadows and a network of tracks and paths. Some of these may be indistinct due to leaf fall.

Starts – Start times will be pre-allocated with one minute between starts. Start times are in 15min blocks. The start is adjacent to the car park.

Finish & Download: After finishing proceed to the download and then, due to coronavirus measures, go home. Please do not loiter! Course close at 3pm.

Facilities

There are no toilets in the forest. The public toilets in the village of Seskinore may be open.

Coronavirus Safety Measures

This event is organised within the Covid regulations laid down by the NI Government and British Orienteering.

A number of measures have been put in place to provide for 2m Social Distancing and ensure your safety throughout this activity. Please pay attention to them.

  • Start Times are pre-allocated in 15min blocks so that we can minimise the number of people at the various stages of the event. Please time your arrival so that you can get to your start just in time
  • During the event please use the hand sanitisers provided to maintain hygiene
  • Do not touch the SI Control boxes except with the SI Card
  • During the race please be aware of who is around you and try to maintain distance especially when approaching Controls
  • As we are using public parks please be mindful of other park users and give them space
  • Please minimise pre and post-activity socialising and maintain your distance
  • If car-sharing please wear masks and keep the vehicle well ventilated

IMPORTANT You MUST NOT attend the activity if:

  • You are unwell with a cough, fever or have had other Covid symptoms or tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 10 days
  • You have been in close contact with anyone who is suspected of or confirmed as having Covid-19 in the 10 days before this event AND you have not been double vaccinated.
  • You are supposed to be Self Isolating or are undergoing testing for suspected Coronavirus
  • You have been outside of Northern Ireland within the last 10 days **EXCEPT from exempted countries  – See https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice for the current rules .

If you have a condition that makes you Clinically Vulnerable, please follow current government and medical advice before registering.  

In the event that regulations change and we have to cancel the event we will refund entry fees.

Officials

  • Planner Teresa Finlay
  • Controller Philip McGoldrick
  • Organiser Raymond Finlay