Thursday 5 February 2015

Prices for the weekend package have changed!

The prices for the weekend have changed - it is now even BETTER value to avail of the weekend price!
Just a reminder that the weekend price includes entry for the relay, our fabulous social event in The Ginger Man (finger food and drink provided), a wonderful commemorative T-shirt and your entry for the Leinster League event on Sunday.

New prices:
Adult: €25
Student/O.A.P/Unemployed: €20
Child: €15

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Final Details of Social Event and Prizegiving

The social event will take place in The Ginger Man pub on Saturday 7th February from 8pm onwards. Finger food and drink will be provided from 8.30, followed by the prizegiving for the relays and speeches at 9pm. 

This will take place in a room which you will find by going in the door, turning left and going down the stairs. 

The Ginger Man itself can be found on Fenian Street, Dublin 2, close to Pearse Station and Lincoln Gate of Trinity College.

Final Details of Leinster League Event in Djouce Woods Sunday 9th February

Djouce, Leinster League no. 7, 8/2/15

Parking will be at the Long Hill carpark. Grid ref: O 212 132


Take the exit on the exit on the N11 at Kilmacanoge onto the R755, signposted for Glendalough. Fork right after a kilometre onto the R760, signposted for Powerscourt. After 800m, take a sharp left uphill. The carpark is on the right after 1 kilometre.  The event will be signposted from the fork signposted for Powerscourt. Please note, there is a height restriction of 2m in the carpark.


Adult - €8
Junior/Student/OAP - €5
Family (2 adults & 2 children) - €20


Brown – 7.6km, 430m, 22c
Blue – 5.9km, 300m, 19c
Green – 4.7km, 240m, 14c
Light Green – 3.8km, 120m, 10c
Red – 4.5km, 200m, 17c
Orange – 2.7km, 70m, 10c
Yellow – 2.0km, 45m, 7c


Maps: 1:10000 scale, 5m contours, printed on waterproof paper.
SportIdent will be used. SI Cards can be rented for a cost of €2.
Descriptions will be on the map and available loose.


Registration until 13:00
Start times 11:00-13:00
Courses close 15:30


Registration will be in the carpark


Start is situated 200m from the carpark


The finish is adjacent to the carpark


Download will be in the carpark


Please be aware of the presence of mountain bikers in the area, particularly if running on   mountain bike trails

Final Details for Relay February 7th in The Curragh

Parking is by the NCOs Mess in the Curragh Camp. Grid Ref N 786 110.
Take Exit 12 to The Curragh on the M7 and it will be signposted from the roundabout. If you encounter any automatic gates in the camp, simply drive up to them and they will open automatically.

Online entry is available here and we encourage everyone to use it. This will save time for both competitors and organisers.
All teams must collect their numbers from registration before their run.
Entry on the day will be available, but please arrive early to allow time for the 700m walk to registration.
On the day entries will close at 11:00. After this time we cannot guarantee you will get a team.


There is an approx. 700m taped walk from the parking to assembly, registration and start. Please allow plenty of time for this. We ask you to arrive early, especially if you have not pre-entered!
The assembly area is reasonably sheltered and offers excellent views for spectators, so we hope you will arrive early and cheer on your team mates! There will be a place to leave bags during your run if required.

There will be tea, coffee, and sandwiches available in the NCO’s mess after the race.

Mass start for all teams will take place at 11:30. All 1st leg runners should be ready to go and entering the start area at 11:20.  You will need your number bib in order to enter the start area.
Other legs should enter change over 10 minutes before their runner arrives. There is no spectator control, but spectators will have a good view of the last part of the courses.
On entering the start area, runners will be given an envelope containing a map and an SI card.
All runners will be given an assigned SI card. Runners will not use their own SI.

Three categories are available:           
                 Leg 1,  Leg 2, Leg 3
Long:        Long,  Long,  Long              
Ad Hoc:     Med,  Short,  Long
Short Ad Hoc:  Med,  Short,  Med
Long: 5.5km, Technically Difficult
Medium: 4.2km, Less Difficult
Short: 2.5km, Easy
All courses cross a minor road, please be careful. 
Both the Long and Medium courses will be heavily gaffled (forked). The Short is not gaffled.

Scale 1:10,000
Contours: 2.5m
Descriptions will be on the map.
There will be no loose descriptions.
Long and Medium will use symbol descriptions, Short will use text.

Monday 22 December 2014

Relay Categories

The relays will take place in the Curragh with a mass start at 11.30

If you need to register on the day, registration will close at 11, so we urge you to come early please. 

This is a “University relay” open to everybody. You will run with people
who went to the same 3rd Level Institution as you (of any age!) or as a
non-university team. We’re encouraging a mix of age groups!

The Relay Categories are as follows:

Men's Elite (3 Long Courses)
Women's Elite (3 Long Courses)
Junior Elite ( 2 Medium & 1 short)

Adhoc (Short, Medium and Long)
Short Adhoc (2 mediums & 1 short)

Long Course: 5.4 km
Medium Course: 4 km
Short Course: 2.5km

Don’t worry if you don’t have a team! We will organise teams for solo entries.
Everybody will get to run!

Friday 28 November 2014

Entry Form

The pre-entry form is first and foremost for those availing of the weekend price. 
If you wish to enter for only one event, please fill out the relevant sections for the event you wish to enter for and add a note stating that you only wish to enter for one event.

Please fill out the entry form, answering all portions. If you have queries, email us at

Pre-Entry Form

  • SI Card Number is required only for Sunday's event as for the Relay, SI cards will be pre-assigned. 
  • The idea of the relays is that you would run with people who went (or go to) the same university as you - if you do not know who went to your university, we can easily group you with people who did. In the case of non-Irish universities, we can also group you with other non-Irish university alumni. We hope that it will give everyone the chance to mix with people who perhaps aren't in the same local club or who they would not normally run with!


There will be a combined price system for pre-entry, i.e. a weekend price, which includes:

  • Entry for both days
  • An anniversary weekend T-shirt
  • Social event in Trinity with food and drink
Full package fees:
Adult: €28
Student/Child/OAP/Unemployed: €25
Children UNDER 16: €20

This can be prepaid or paid on the day. Please indicate whether you would prefer to pre-pay on your entry form.

For those who would like to enter for the events only or for just one event, prices are as follows:

Saturday Relay: €5 per person or €15 per team. 

Sunday, Leinster League Event: 
Adult €8
Student/Junior/OAP/Unemployed €5
Family €20

Entry will be available on the day. Pre-entry only for those availing of the weekend price and those running the relay.

Thursday 27 November 2014

Invitation to DUO's 40th Anniversary

We would like to invite you to celebrate 40 years of getting lost....ahem orienteering...with Dublin University Orienteers. We are hosting a weekend full of orienteering, socialising and reminiscing on the 7th and 8th of February 2015 and would like to invite you all to join in the fun. It doesn't matter if you attended Trinity or not, we would love to see you all there representing your alma mater (and/or your current orienteering club).

The programme is as follows:

Saturday: Relay in The Curragh, Naas, followed by social in Trinity College in the evening

Sunday: Leinster Spring League event in Djouce woods, Wicklow

More details to follow.

For up-to-date information, check out this blog and our Twitter @DUOrienteers