Come and Try Orienteering (CATO)
Saturday 27th January at the Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen at 2pm.
Complete beginners are welcome – club members will be available to help introduce you to the sport. No special equipment is necessary – just come prepared for the weather and bring a change of shoes as the grassy areas are wet!
Frostbite 2 will be a night activity this year, taking place in Florencecourt west end on Saturday 27th January. This will be followed by Frostbite 3 on Sunday morning 28th January.
Full details will be available soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
GR 086 526
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.