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Event 2: Lady Dixon Park

DateWed 8th May Online entries closed at midnight Mon 6th May
Registration from18:30
  
OrganiserDeclan McGrellis (e-mail)
PlannerAndrew Lennox (e-mail)

Main Results WinSplits
RouteGadget Photos

Post-Event Report

Firstly a very big thankyou to everyone who turned up tonight to support the event. Thankfully the heaviest of the showers seemed to have passed through just before most people arrived, but it did ensure very muddy conditions underfoot.

Hopefully you'll all have had an enjoyable blast around the park, and didn't get too wet on muddy in the process.

Thanks also go to all the volunteers who helped out on the night in various duties - Aileen, Alan, Davy, Gordon, Marlene, Olivia, Philip, Susan, Trevor and further offers from Stephen and Cecil. As you can see, it takes a lot of volunteers to ensure a smooth running event. I hope I haven't forgotten any names, but a big thanks to everyone!

All that's left to do now is analyse the positions in the league, draw up your course on Routegadget (it's easy really), and also enter for next weeks event now (so as to not miss out again on the 30% discount for online entries).

Analysis Geek moment - looking at the bonus content page of winsplits, it looks like there were only 7 people on the long course with error free runs ... were you one of them ??

See you all at Musgrave.

Photos

The photos which Philip took at the event can be found at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77833590@N02/sets/72157633446147757/

If there are any pictures that subjects want removed, please let Philip know.

Instructions

The second event in the May WEE Series takes place in Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in South Belfast. Most famous for its international rose trials in July each year. Further details about the history of the park can be found on the Belfast City Parks website: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk

As usual, there will be a long (approx 4k) and short course (approx 1.9k) available on the night, with registration available from 6.30pm. Starts will be from 7pm until 7.45pm, and courses will close at 8.30pm.

If you haven't been to a WEE event, or even an orienteering event before, don't worry. Simply turn up at the carpark and make yourself known at registration. Full help will be provided. And don't forget to pre-register online to get the discounted rate (and also make things run much smoother on the night).

Fancy helping out on the night?

Simply drop an email to the organiser (email above) if you're interested in getting a little more involved on the night. There are various roles needed to be filled in order to help things go more smoothly.
  • collecting money from on the night entrants (no use of computer required)
  • entering names on the computer for on the night entrants
  • standing at the start line and shouting 'go' every 30seconds
  • collecting controls after your run
  • welcoming and explaining how things work to any new comers on the night
  • etc.
All offers of assistance are gratefully received, and sure you might even enjoy the night more by getting involved. There are no age restrictions on volunteering, from the youngest to the oldest, and you'll not be asked to do anything you're not comfortable with.


Directions

Entrance to the park is via Upper Malone Road.

You can use public transport metro service 8a, 8b or 8c. Alternatively, Ulsterbus no. 21 from the Europa bus station will pass the park on the way to Drumbeg.

Registration will be in the northern most car park (the one closer town) and will me marked with an orienteering kite.

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Event details last updated on 7th August at 20:24
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