The weekend was held in conjunction with the JHIs, an international competition for the junior squads (12-18) from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. This clearly seemed to influence the placings of many of the controls which often seemed a bit too glaringly obvious considering both competitions were championship races. Both races took place in Magilligan, a sanddune army base. Saturday was NIOC, an enjoyable race with fast terrain for runners with the exception of green patches which were slow to get through at times. I ran W21S, a 4.5km race and came 2nd and which can be seen below as an example of the map. James ran M21L, a very competitive 8km course, which he finished 9th in a quick time of 54.25. Many DUO Alumni members were present and had good runs such as Ruairi Short (7th in M21L), Regina Kelly (9th in W21L), past President of DUO Andrew Butterfield (10th in M50L), current President Ruth Lynam (8th in W21L) and club coach Andrew Cox (5th in M55L).