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Event 14: Belvoir Forest

DateWed 28th Aug Online entries closed at midnight Mon 26th August
OrganiserDavy Lambe (e-mail)
PlannerCecil Armstrong

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Post-Event Report

Well done Cecil, you can breathe now. Two great courses hastily arranged at short notice meant we saw the last of the series arrive at Belvoir.

Such were the queues it was beginning to look like a mass start, but 91 headed out and with the nights drawing in, safely arrived back for tea, buns and prizes.

No real excuses to be had back at moo towers this week although Greg claims his map was printed upside down.

Plenty of worthy winners received their prizes and it's certainly good to see our younger members pushing up the tables.

So, this is my 6th wee of the series and to be honest I've run out of things to say blah, blah, blah so I'll roll to credits and because it's the last week, just to be different I'll thank all my helpers in alphabetical order just because I can.

So thank you Amanda, Anne, Bill, Cecil, Chris, Declan, Helen, Jack, James, Nicholas, Olivia, Philip, Shaun, Susan, Wendy and Wilbert, I couldn't have managed without you, and a special mention for Rolo who hoovered up the crumbs. Right, that's it for another year wee'ers, its been fun and I hope you enjoyed it so much we will see you all again next year.



Please note that this venue was originally advertised as Castlewellan but had to be changed to Belvoir. Apologies for any inconvenience or confusion. 12 August 2013

Amongst the mix of woodland, a host of history lies within Belvoir Park: the oldest recorded oak tree in Northern Ireland, a 12th century Norman motte, a ruined graveyard dating back to at least the 15th century, and the remnants of the former estate buildings dating from the early 18th Century.

That's the history part over, now for the facts. 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.

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.

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.


Up-date 27/8/2013 Long course 3.8k, short course 2.1k.

As this is the final event of the series, we will be holding a prize giving shortly afterwards. Hang around for a chat, tea, coffee and some buns


From Outer Ring (A55) turn off at signs for Belvoir Forest near Newtownbreda Tesco's. After 400m take a right and continue to car park area

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Event details last updated on 29th August at 13:45
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