Middle Distance

Date: Saturday 4th May 2019

Start Times: 1100hrs to 1330hrs

Venue: Castle Archdale Country Park

The Middle distance race will take place in Castle Archdale Country Park. This forested park is located 16km north west of Enniskillen on the north shore of Lower Lough Erne.

Castle Archdale Country Park
Castle Archdale Country Park

The park is managed by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. It includes a caravan and camping site.

The area has been used for orienteering for many years. The map has been revised to ISOM 2018 by Peel Surveys for IOC 2019.

Below is a link to an old map

The following Championship Courses with respective classes will be available. The winning time on each course is predicted to be between 30 and 35 minutes.

  Course     TD   Classes
  1     5   M18E, M20E, M21E
  2   5   M35, M40, M45, M50  
  3   5   W18E, W20E, W21E  
  4     5   M16, M55, M60, W35
  5     5   M65, W16, W40, W45, W50, W55, W60
  6     4   M70, M14, W65, W14
  7     3   M12, W12
  8     4   M75, M80, W70, W75
  9   2   M10, W10  
  10   4   M85, W80, W85  

The following are Non-Championship Courses: –

  Course   TD   Class  
  4   5   Men Short  
  5   5   Women Short  
  6   4   M/W18 Short, (Light Green)  
  7   3   M/W16 Short, (Orange)  
9 2 (Yellow)

The colour courses are Entry on the Day

Likely Course Lengths

Below is a summary of the likely Middle Distance Course lengths etc.