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Event 13: Ward Park

DateWed 21st Aug Online entries closed at midnight Mon 19th August
Registration from18:30
OrganiserDavy Lambe (e-mail)
PlannerPaul McArthur

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Post-Event Report

Another great night and another great turn out for the wee series,with two superb courses from Paul covering every inch of a beautiful area, and no doubt captured by Philip our resident photographer.

A last minute change of venue to Ward Park did not present any problems bar maybe some parking difficulties due to the high number of other users, and the weather was kind to us yet again.

Back at the moo we had the usual mix of excuses, "I missed it completely", "It took me ages to find" "I was chased by a goose" Really ?

I am also pleased to say everyone came back safely and we had no reports of anyone taking a unexpected dip in the waters.

We had one request for a hug but the jury is still out on that one PETER !

Stand up and take a bow time... Anne, Ann, Amanda and James for the starts, Bill for his usual computing expertise, Helen and Philip for logistics, and Nicholas and Chris for everything else I threw at them.

Off to Belvoir Park next week for the last event of the series but please keep checking the main LVO web site for details. Hopefully see you all again next week.



Please note that the venue for this week was originally advertised as Bangor Castle, but this had to be changed to Ward Park. Apologies for any inconvenience or confusion. 11 Aug 2013

Ward Park covers an area of 37 acres and among its attractions are a children's playground, all weather hockey pitches, cricket pitch, bowling greens, putting green and tennis courts.It also has a chain of small lakes providing wildfowl sanctuary with many specimens and dry pens containing a large variety of exotic birds.

In September 2007, the Northern Irish band Snow Patrol performed a special concert here to a crowd of 30,000, though I'm not too sure if we are able to cope with such numbers.

There will be two courses available, called Long (the longer of the two) and Short (the shorter). Distances will be posted later, and as these are usually measured as the crow flies, will be longer than stated. Since you are hardly a crow, the distances for your route will be a bit longer, especially if you tend to wander.

Registration will be at the MOO, (chip van) from 6.30pm, starts from 7-7.45pm and courses closing at 8.30.pm

Please note that if you pre-enter,you can pick up your control descriptions and proceed directly to the start. If you pre-enter and are hiring a dibber, you can collect it from the MOO. Otherwise, complete the registration form at the MOO and then enter on the night. For safety reasons, please give your name, dibber number and course to the marshal at the Start.

Parents of small children should note, that as there are large areas of water, please ensure supervision at all times.

Please watch out for other park users. Other orienteers are fair game for knocking over if they are the same size as you, but watch out for wee ones as we want to encourage them. It's just not nice to run into other park users either. Please stay out of the flower beds as it upsets the park keeper and leads to muddy shoes. Areas will checked for footprints and moulds taken at the finish may be compared, leading to potential public shaming.

If you have a poor run or have a complaint to make, hugs can be provided back at the Moo, but please shower first. If you have any positive comments after your run/walk, I will be happy to speak to you.


Update for courses 18/8/13 Long 3.3k. Short 1.7k


Parking/Registration for the event will be at the Ward Park Playing Fields, Gransha Road, BANGOR, BT20 4TN (just past the tennis courts, heading out from the town centre)

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Event details last updated on 21st August at 22:04
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