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
- 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.
|Short Green||2,4 Km||60m|
|Light Green||3.4 Km||90m|
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