NI Sprint and Middle Distance Championships

NI Sprint and Middle Championships  2018

Fermanagh Orienteers invite you to the Fintona/Seskinore area on Saturday 12th May 2018 for the Sprint and Middle Distance Championships. The NI AGM will be held in the Ecclesville Equestrian Centre after the Sprint.

Events locations and getting there

Getting There Fintona
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Sprint Championships Ecclesville Equestrian Centre, Fintona, Co Tyrone

Directions From Belfast/Dublin follow A5 from Ballygawley towards Omagh. Approx 10 miles from Ballygawley take the B46 through Seskinore and on to Fintona (6 miles). The Ecclesville Centre is at the junction of the B46/B80 as you arrive in the village. From Omagh follow the A5 towards Ballygawley and turn right after approx. 2.5 miles onto the B122 signposted Fintona. From Enniskillen take the B80 through Tempo to Fintona. Follow the bypass to the junction of the B80 and the B46.

Registration will be open from 10.30am. It would be very helpful if you could send an email indicating your intention to attend either or both events and the class you hope to run. (

Starts available from 11.00 – 12.00. Courses close 12.45.


Sprint or Middle only Member Non-member
Senior £8 £10
Junior £4 £5
Unwaged £6 £8
Family £20 £25
Both Sprint and Middle £12 £14
Senior £12 £14
Junior £6 £7
Unwaged £9 £11
Family £30 £35

Course/Class combinations 

1 M Open 2.8km 45m
2 M40+ W Open 2.4km 40m
3 M Super Vet 55+ W40+ 2.0km 35m
4 M Ultra Vet 65+ W Super Vet 55+

W Ultra Vet 65+

1.7km 35m
5 M Junior 16- W Junior 16- 2.0km 30m
6 M Junior 12- W Junior 12- 1.0km 15m

Map This site was mapped originally in early 2017 to introduce O to this area. This is the first time it has been used. The competition map has been adapted with ISSOM symbols to give it a more ‘Sprint’ appearance. Scale will be 1:4000

Terrain notes This is not Sprint terrain as in the modern urban setting. It provides fast running on both parkland and in an adjacent woodland. Both provide a rich network of paths, tracks and features. Trainers with good grip are adequate footwear.

Junior Fundraiser Refreshment Stall: Not available.

Dogs on leads only.

Toilets in Equestrian centre.


  • Planner Raymond Finlay
  • Controller Conor McKernon
  • Organiser Teresa Finlay

The Sprint will be followed by the NI AGM at 1pm in the Equestrian Centre.

Middle Distance Championships  Seskinore Forest, Co Tyrone

Directions From Ecclesville take the B46 (opposite Ecclesville main gates). After 0.5 miles take a right turn towards Seskinore. Pass through village and take the B83 towards Omagh. Forest entrance is 0.5 miles on the right.

Registration – any Middle only registration 2.00pm

Starts available from 2.30 – 3.30.  Courses close 5.00pm.

Fees as above.

Course/Class combinations 

1 M Open 4.3km
2 M40+ W Open 3.8km
3 M Super Vet 55+ W40+ 3.0km
4 M Ultra Vet 65+ W Super Vet 55+

W Ultra Vet 65+

5 M Junior 16- W Junior 16- 2.0km
6 M Junior 12- W Junior 12- 0.9km


Map Like Ecclesville this forest was mapped early in 2017 to introduce O to this area. It has not yet been used for O. The Scale is 1:5000

Terrain notes This is a very mixed woodland with open meadow areas giving generally fast running through extensive mature areas and on the network of tracks and paths. The longer courses will cross a fairly busy road twice at timed-out crossings.

Junior Fundraiser Refreshment Stall: Not available

Dogs on leads only. 

Toilets: There are no toilets in Seskinore Forest. Please use the toilets in Ecclesville Equestrian centre.


  • Planner – Philip McGoldrick
  • Controllers – Charlie Reid, Raymond Finlay
  • Organiser – Raymond Finlay



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