Frostbite Series

Frostbite Series 2019 “…only the brave…!

This is now a classic FERMO annual 3 event series with prizes for the best male and female on each course based on mins/km; best two results to count. The terrain chosen is complex with few if any paths and courses are planned for the upper end of the technical standard. Don’t let the shortness of the courses fool you! It is a ‘barebones’ type of event where competitors are expected to be experienced orienteers and who come with all necessary clothing (for very cold/wet winter conditions) and equipment including a plastic bag (A4) for map cover (plain paper and printed on ink-jet). Please ring 028 66348937 or email raymondfinlay@btinternet.com at least 24 hrs in advance to book a map.

Entry fees £7 for all competitors. Registration between 9.15 – 9.45. Starts between 9.30-10.00. Courses close 11.30 (so as everyone can have Sunday Lunch!)

Frostbite 19.1 – 29/12/19

Ely Forest – Planner Jim Fallis  (results already up)

  1. Long 2.8km  180m
  2. Short 2.0km  140m

Frostbite 19.2 – 06/01/19

Callow Hill – Planner Robbie Bryson

Long  3.6km 180m

Short  2.3km 110m

From Enniskillen follow A46 signs for Belleek then as you leave the town take a left on to the B81 for Derrygonnelly. Towards the end of the main street in Derrygonnelly turn left towards St Patrick’s RC Church. At church, turn right onto minor road immediately after large carpark. Follow for 3km. Restricted parking on very narrow road (please don’t block entrances). A walk of 10-15 mins to Start and Finish is likely

GR 086 526

Steep, hilly very fast heavily contoured limestone with rock features. Mostly open grassland with scrub woodland areas. Take care crossing old, dilapidated fences and report any damage. . The area is exposed so in adverse conditions (remember the time of year!) cags and whistles will be compulsory.

Frostbite 19.3 – 13/01/19

Crossmurrin – Planner Raymond Finlay

Long – 3.8K 110m

Short – 2.6K 90m

Follow road signs for Marble Arch Caves. Coming from the Enniskillen direction go past the Caves entrance approximately 1km and follow signs for parking on the right.

The courses are technically difficult and will mainly use the West side of the area on the Crossmurrin reserve. Courses will close at 11.30 and last start is at 10am.

The ground conditions vary with rough and stony limestone pavement, boggy moorland and short grass meadows. There is also difficult scrub hazel copses to negotiate. Fences and walls will need to be crossed some of which are in poor condition. Some step-over crossing points are marked on the map. Please report any damage.

These courses are NOT suitable for beginners or young juniors!