NI Colour Series 2 – Drum Manor (Cancelled)

28th March 2020 (Cancelled)

This event is cancelled owing to the Coranvirus outbreak. We hope to be able to reschedule it for later in the year.

 

Travel – Drum Manor is three miles west of Cookstown on the main A505 Omagh Road.

Registration will operate from 11:00 am. Starts from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Split Starts for Parents – if desired an 11:00 am early start for one parent should be available.

Courses Close at 3.00 pm.

Start and Finish are both adjacent to the parking/registration.

Parking:

Parking will be in the main forest park car park. There is a charge of £4 per car.

Parking is free for holders of an annual Forestry Parking Permit (this also covers Tollymore, Castlewellan, Glenariff and Portglenone Forest Parks – for details see the Permits for vehicles and activities in forests on nidirect).

Entry Fees:

  • Juniors £6 (NIOA members £5)
  • Full-time Student £6 (NIOA members £5)
  • Seniors £12 (NIOA members £10)
  • Family £30 (NIOA members £25)

Map:

All courses will run on an updated version of the 1:7,500 map. The Brown course will split into two halves (one on each side of the map) to maximise clarity for competitors. The map is drawn to ISOM 2000 specification.

Maps will be printed on waterproof paper. Code descriptions will be printed on the map and available at registration.

White Course Warm-Up Run:

We would like all competitors to run the White Course before they run their main course! You can do this as an individual, family or small group.  As well as getting you warmed up this should also allow you to get a feel for the area and the map.

Free maps will be available at the start.

Course Details:

Approx length (km)
Brown 8.0
Blue 5.7
Green 4.4
Short Green 3.0
Light Green 2.8
Orange 2.6
Yellow 1.4
White 1.1

Toilets:

There are good toilet facilities associated with the Forest Park car park.

Dogs:

Dogs must be kept on a lead.

Terrain Notes:

Drum Manor is a small forest but one with great diversity with terrain ranging from very mature conifer plantation, mixed deciduous woodland and a complex arboretum grid. There is also an extensive path network giving good options for the shorter less technical courses.  Runability will be generally very good owing to the maturity of the area and seasonal vegetation (bracken etc.) being at a minimum. Following from this, areas marked with “vegetation slow run” are generally runable while  “vegetation walk” areas are often closer to slow run.

The courses have been planned to BOF long O standards.  With the Brown the distance has been achieved by breaking the course into two sections printed on opposite sides of the map for maximum clarity.

Hazards:

  1. Parents should be aware there are two lakes adjacent to the car parking and supervise their children accordingly.
  2. This is a busy forest park so there will be traffic coming and going all day and members of the general public in the competition area.

Attending with a group:

Please contact us before Thursday 19th March (using the form below) if you are bringing a group. This will enable us to advise you on choosing a suitable course(s) and ensure we have ordered the correct number of maps from the printer.

Information Updates:

Please check this event page for information updates before travelling in case changes to these details are required.

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Officials
Organiser: David Blair
Planner: Anthony McGonigle
Controller: Fred Corscadden

Date/Time
Date(s) - 28th Mar 2020
11:00 - 15:00


Location
Drum Manor

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