Archive for May, 2008

The 2008 Northern Ireland MountainBike Orienteering Championships took place on a beautiful day by the Craigavon lakes last Saturday. A total of 21 people took part on the ‘Long’ course, which covered roughly 13.5km with 14 controls to collect. Paul won the event with a time of 36.23 minutes, 2.15 minutes faster than Jonny who […]

Bank holiday Monday saw the annual York City Park race taking place and Jonny made the trip across the water to compete. Organised by Eborienteers, the race started with a Trail-O competition around Yorks railway museum, this is an un-timed stage where competitors make there way around an orienteering course. At each checkpoint they are […]

The last round of the May series of the Wednesday Evening Events (WEE) took placed yesterday at Clement Wilson Park, Belfast. Jonny was the course planner this time, so it was left to Paul to fly the flag for the Average Joes and a chance to wrap up the series win. However, like Chelsea FC, […]

On Saturday Jonny and Paul went down for the 3rd round of this year’s NI Colour Series, starting at Meelmore Lodge in the Mourne Mountains. Both ran the ‘Brown’ course, which covered 21 controls over 8.9km. The conditions over the mountain were very dry and this lead to some fast running underfoot and some fast […]

This week’s ‘WEE’ event took place on the southwestern part of the Barnett Demesne map, starting at the Mary Peter’s track. The 4.2km course had 17 controls to collect and again was a very fast run for the leaders. Because of the warm weather there was a turnout of nearly 100 people, which is amazing for […]

MacWet will be providing the team with their ‘super grippy’ gloves. The unique AquaTec material of the MacWet glove ensures that it maintains maximum grip, sensitivity, feel and comfort at all times, no matter how wet or humid. The MacWet glove can be used in all weather conditions, whether MTBing, kayaking, abseiling and trekking. MacWet […]

This years Queen’s Sprint race took take on Saturday 10th May at Botanic Gardens, Belfast. The 2.1km course had 13 controls and as the race title indicates it was fast and furious for the leading runners. Paul came 2nd only 51 seconds behind the winner Declan McGrellis. Jonny (after a rough Friday night) followed behind […]