Archive for August, 2009

Well down to Eion Keith and Avril Copeland who finished 9th at recent Primal Quest adventure race over in America. The Primal Quest is a 10-day (900+km), non-stop expedition-style adventure race, which was held during August 14 – 23, 2009. This was the 6th edition of the Primal Quest Expedition Adventure Race and this year […]


The Scottish 6 day comes around every couple of years and is a great multi day orienteering competition during the first week of August. This year’s event was based around Perth and with courses planned on areas of varying terrain looked set to be a great week of O. I entered the competition fairly late […]


The rain came back with a vengeance on Wednesday evening. It was easier just to tip a bucket of water over your head than to try and delay the inevitable soaking. A total 54 competitors braved the abysmal weather to run around Musgrave Park. Musgrave Park is an excellent (little used) park for orienteering. It […]


Last night was the eleventh WEE event of the year. The location was Orangefield Park and again there were two courses on offer – 4km long course and a shorter 1.9km course. I had missed the last two WEE events and hadn’t ‘properly’ orienteered since the end of June. I was feeling a bit rusty […]


The annual Seven Sevens mountain race has been on my radar for a few years now but with the Beast of Ballyhoura being on the same weekend for the last couple of years I have never had a chance to have a crack at it. This year was different; with the impending pattering of a […]


The 2009 Belfast Rat Race took place last weekend to great success. The format was slightly different from last year as the organisers introduced the ‘Weekender’ option. This included the ‘Mean Streets’ event on Saturday evening and the ‘9 to 5’ event on Sunday. Of course this gave teams a choice of 3 events to […]


At the eleventh hour Barry Tinnelly joined Di Di and Paul for the Rat Race last weekend and after 5 hours of fanatic racing finished as 2nd mixed team and 3rd overall. Tango and Cash and the Warrior Princess won the event by the smallest of margins (6 seconds) over the all male team of […]