The 2018 Leinster Orienteering Championships, hosted by Ajax Orienteering Club, will take place on February 25th, 2018, in the Vale of Clara Nature Reserve and Ballinastraw forest near Rathdrum, County Wicklow.
We are looking forward to what promises to be a technically challenging event on a new map drawn to the new International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM) 2017.
The area has a long association with Irish orienteering, including being the main part of the map that was used for the 1987 World Military Orienteering Championships.
Note: as a condition of our permit to use the nature reserve for orienteering, we cannot accept more than 200 entries. Please enter early to avoid disappointment.
Organiser: Paul Smyth, Ajax
Planner: Aonghus O’Cleirigh, Ajax
Controller: Pat Healy, CNOC
This event is an important one in the Junior International Squad’s 2018 calendar as it’s the first qualification race for all 4 major junior and student competitions this year:
- European Youth Orienteering Championships
- Junior World Orienteering Championships
- World University Orienteering Championships
- Junior Home International
Visit the Irish Orienteering Junior and Student Orienteering blog to follow their progress.