Frostbite 1(2018) – 31/12/17
Course 1 – LONG (TD5) 4Km 180m
Course 2 – SHORT (TD5) 3km 140m
Don’t let the shortness of the courses fool you! It is a ‘barebones’ type of activity where participants 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 email@example.com at least 24 hrs in advance to book a map.
Activity charge £5 for all participants. Registration between 9.15 – 9.45. Starts between 9.30-10.00. Courses close 11.30 (so as everyone can have Sunday Lunch!)
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 the church, turn right onto minor road immediately after large carpark. Follow for 3km. Restricted parking on very narrow road (please don’t block entrances). Car share if possible. Start and Finish close to Registration
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Steep, hilly very fast heavily contoured limestone with rock features. Excellent for testing and practising technical map reading skills. 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.
This year Frostbite actually starts on December 31st and includes a night event. These sessions are designed to provide opportunities to improve performance for experienced members.
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Reminder – Coaching on Sunday 3rd Dec at 12 noon. Meet at west end of Florencecourt Forest ( bend at start of Marlbank Loop).
Change of date.
Robbie’s second coaching session will take place on Sunday 3rd December at Florencecourt, starting at 12 noon.
Note that this is a change from the date originally published.
The coaching will be followed by lunch and an organiser’s workshop at Finlays’ house.
Robbie is organising 2 coaching sessions in Florencecourt in November.
- Coaching 1 Saturday 18th Meet at wooden gates.
- Coaching 2 Saturday 25th To be confirmed.
Suitable for Orange standard and above. Contact Robbie for more details:-
See below for full Result Listing.
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Castle Archdale Country Park Saturday 21st October 2017
Last minute information
Parking at Marina Carpark; NO toilets here. Nearest toilets at the Castle Courtyard (about 400m) – follow blue and white tapes from Marina.
No refreshments available in the Park and no Junior stall so bring your own food and drink.
Red and White tapes to Start and Finish (each about 5 minutes walk from Registration)
Map/Course Corrections (after maps had been printed)
The forest around 2 controls has suffered from wind blow and poor mapping. Green, Blue and Brown are affected.
Maps and Control descriptions have been amended. Please check these before leaving the Start.
Green – control 3 has been repositioned and control 9 has been eliminated. Length now 3.7km.
Blue – controls 3 and 15 have been eliminated. Length unchanged – 5.7km.
Brown – controls 13 and 23 have been eliminated. Length now 7km.
Forecast predicts wet and possibly stormy conditions. You are strongly advised to carry a whistle and bring a waterproof.