Event 2: Musgrave Park
|Date||Wed 11th May|| ||Online entries closed at midnight Mon 9th May|
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|Organiser||Shaun Henry (e-mail)|
|Planner||Alison Collins |
We had 96 runners in glorious sunshine - what a way to mark world orienteering day! To run ( no pun intended) any event takes an enormous amount of volunteer effort and good will. So a big thank you to all, especially Alison who planned the course - first time planner -but lots of positive feedback on the course -a big thank you. Susan and Jack manned the starts - and the priority lane worked well - remember if you want to avoid the queues - register on line.
Conor set up and ran a small training exercise - the new comers found it a great help.
Mark as ever was great in setting up the IT system and Ben and Harry efficient on the registrations. (Ben is the young lad on the computers - doing a great job - age is no barrier to volunteering!). A few glitches with the downloads - thanks for all your patience if your print out was not correct first time. Mark and Declan got all sorted and times on the website are correct. And apologies to those who thought for a few minutes that you had come first with a time of under 2 minutes! It wasn't to be!
Thanks to Colin who towed the MOO to Musgrave and special thanks to Tony, who stepped in at short notice to get it back home again.
And of course Davy - the guy in background who organises, supports, motivates and generally makes sure it all happens.
I think that is over 10 volunteers required to make it happen - so if you enjoyed the evening ( and who wouldn't enjoy running in the sunshine) and would like to help out an a future event, please talk to anyone in the MOO. Lots of support and help to get you started.
InstructionsThe 11th May is World Orienteering Day! Join us at Musgrave Park - the venue for WEE 2. Be part of a bid to break the Guinness World Record of the number of young people orienteering around the world in one day - 250,000!
There will be two courses available, called Long (4km) and Short (2.3km). These are measured as the crow flies. Since you are hardly a crow, the distances for your route will be a bit longer, especially if you tend to wander. There are two out of bounds areas, a building site and an ornamental garden. You should be aware of the symbol for a un-crossable fence -thick purple line - and do not cross these fences (even if you are an aspirant Grand National runner).
Registration will be at the MOO, (chip van) from 6.30pm, starts from 6.45 ish -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.
If you are bringing a group, please let us know in advance as it speeds things up on the night.
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. Its 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 be 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.
If it is your first time, there are always plenty of people on hand to help you get started.
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DirectionsFollow the link below:
Due to the hospital reclaiming most of the parking spaces outside the gates (where we normally parked the MOO) we will now be relocating inside the grounds at the bowling green. Please be careful on entering the grounds as runners may already be out and about.
If however you arrive and find all the spaces taken, would you please park outside the gates and NOT ON THE DRIVEWAY as we want to keep these areas as clear as possible for other users.
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|Event details last updated on 17th May at 12:18|