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Event 12: Orangefield Park

DateWed 15th Aug Online entries closed at midnight Mon 13th August
Registration from18:15
OrganiserDavid Wilson (e-mail)
PlannerPauline O'Hara & Denise O'Hagan

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This has been my first venture into the world of planning and I hope that you all felt that you got a good run out last night. Orangefield throws up it's own problems, one being that over the years it is the location where most equipment has been lost or damaged. That explains why there were so many chairs and fences used as control sites so that everything could be tied down! I'm glad to report however that on close of play last night all controls, kites (and competitors!) were accounted for with no damage incurred. On viewing the weather forcast on Tuesday night I couldnt believe that there was a weather warning out for heavy rain on Wednesday - I thought we were in for another 'Ormeau Park swim-O'! But even though myself, Pauline & David got soaked putting the controls out, thankfully the worst of the rain passed before the main event started. Unfortunately however the river was in flood which took away the route choice for leg 3 to 4. It would have been interesting to see who would have braved the gulley/river crossing and who would have stuck to the safer option of using the bridge! Anyway can I just say a very big thank you to all who helped me out - Gordon for controlling & putting the courses into Condes, Marlene for dinner & wine (!), Bill for re-mapping the area, Helen for printing the maps, Harold for manning the start, David for organising and helping put out controls and all control collectors. Finally a huge thank you to Pauline - my planning partner in crime - for all her invaluable advice and for keeping me sane throughout. See you all at Lady Dixon! Denise


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We are back in Belfast for WEE 12, this time in the south east, at Orangefield and Greenville Parks (Greenville being the area on the north side of the stream, for those who are interested). The parkland is flat and fast, with small but interesting bits of woodland. The long course is approximately 3 km and the short approximately 2 km. The undergrowth in some parts is seasonally high, so full leg cover is recommended. Registration will be open from 6.15 pm, with starts from 6.30 - 7.30. As usual, all are most welcome, plenty of help will be available for newcomers (and even old hands, if necessary!). Some extra info: Course lengths - Long 3.7k; Short 1.6k The start is close to the main entrance gate so please be careful re traffic coming & going from the park when waiting at the start Please take note of the brief safety notices that will be posted on the MOO on Wednesday night!


At the Castlereagh/Ballygowan road junction on the Outer Ring Road take Castlereagh Rd. towards Belfast. Take 3rd turning on the right, Houston Pk.,signed to Grosvenor High School. Park at the end of this road or drive in and use the car park. For map location click on link below.

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