NICS 5            Saturday 26th October 2019

Venue: CROSSMURRIN, Co. Fermanagh 

NIOS Sheet 26 – Grid Ref H121344   (54.257903, -7.813720)

Directions Follow tourist signs for Marble Arch Caves. Parking/Registration will be at the Marble Arch Caves Global Geo-park carpark

Toilets and Café available.  (NO studs in the building please)

Landowners insist that Dogs are NOT allowed on the terrain due to presence of sheep and cattle. Please keep them on leads in carpark.

Registration from 11.00

Starts: 11:30 – 13.00

Courses close at 3.30pm

Entry fees

  • Junior £5 (NIOA members £4)
  • Senior £10 (NIOA members £8)
  • OAP/Unwaged £8 (NIOA members £6)
  • Family £25 (NIOA members £20)

Start 15mins from parking

Finish adjacent to carpark

Map: A4 – Scale1:10000

Terrain notes:  This is challenging and technical terrain of mainly open limestone grassland with bare limestone pavement and extensive areas of low visibility scrub hazel (which has spread significantly since first mapped). There are many contour features and limited tracks. There are both sheep and cattle all across the area. The Yellow course will have taped sections. In this exposed and difficult terrain parents may wish to shadow younger juniors after their own run. (NB This will make the junior non-competitive.) ‘Yellow’ maps will be available at registration.

FENCES. There are a large number of fences to be crossed on all courses and most have mapped crossing points to facilitate this. They will be indicated with tapes. One new fence has been over-printed with a purple line. This must only be crossed at a marked crossing point. 

WHISTLES are compulsory and a NO CAG/NO GO rule may be enforced so come prepared.

We apologise – there will be No White course due to the difficulty of the terrain.

All colours from Yellow – Brown will be on offer.

Course details:

Brown 7.1 Km 235m
Blue 5.7 Km 180m
Green 4.4 Km 160m
Short Green 2,4 Km 60m
Light Green 3.4 Km 90m
Orange 2.7 Km 110m
Yellow 1.9 Km 50m

Please note the map has been re-aligned (‘tilted’ slightly) to compensate for recent changes in magnetic declination.

Planner: Robbie Bryson

Controller: Raymond Finlay

Organiser: Teresa Finlay