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Event 5: Musgrave Park

DateWed 30th May Online entries closed at midnight Mon 28th May
Registration from18:30
OrganiserFred Hamond (e-mail)
PlannerDaphne Hamond (e-mail)

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The rain held off, but the muggy evening saw everyone arriving at the finish hot and sweaty in what proved to be a very fast course! My thanks to Daphne for planning, and also the Baxters, Trevor Wilson, Cecil Armstrong, Bill Simpson, and Wilson McAlister for their assistance on the night. Also Alan Gartside for map printing and Declan McGrellis for posting the results. AND lastly, but by no means least, Alastair Brunton of OEntries for changing the captchas to something legible!


The photos which Philip took at the event can be found at

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


Musgrave Park, the venue for WEE 5, is just off Stockmanís Lane, between junction 2 on the M1 and the Kingís Hall on the Upper Lisburn Road, Belfast (grid 33096 37064).

The park was opened to the public in 1924 and is named after Sir Henry Musgrave, who donated the land on which it was developed. For a location map and further details of whatís in the park, go to http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parksandopenspaces/parks/musgravepark.asp

Registration will be at the MOO (chip van) parked nearby at the gates into the park. The start/finish areas will be adjacent.

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.

Long and short courses will be available. Both are relatively straightforward and it is anticipated that mere seconds will separate the finishing positions. Speed and concentration will therefore be the order of the day.

Unless there are a couple of days of deluge, conditions underfoot will be firm and trainers should suffice. You shouldnít (intentionally) have to negotiate any nettles or brambles, so leggings are unnecessary. Please do NOT plough across any flower beds!



Parking will be in the main Musgrave Park Hospital car park. To get there, turn off Stockmanís Lane (A55) at the traffic lights immediately NW of the railway bridge over the road near its junction with Upper Lisburn Road. Signage is for Musgrave Hospital and Musgrave Park Court.

Continue along the minor road for 550m, past all the houses on the right-hand side, then turn in right to the main hospital car park. Please do NOT use the smaller car park at the SW entrance to the park, or the one inside the park itself.

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Event details last updated on 31st May at 20:41
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