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
Venue Seskinore Forest, on the B83 road between Seskinore and Omagh. Date Sat, 27 November 21 Starts 11:30 to 13:00
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.
Entries go live on Tuesday 9th November 2021. Entries close on Sunday 21st November 2021.
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)
The main roads are out of bounds – only the minor road on the North edge of the area may be used with care.
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.
There are no toilets in the forest. The public toilets in the village of Seskinore may be open.