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Event 8: Bangor Castle

DateWed 20th Jun Online entries closed at midnight Mon 18th June
Registration from18:30
OrganiserHarold White (e-mail)
PlannerPaul McArthur (e-mail)

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Post-Event Report

Thanks to everyone that came down to the Bangor WEE. After the heavy rain at the weekend, summer was back - if only for one day. Because of the work on the new swimming pool the full map was not used and so the area used for the Long & Short were quite compact. I tried to use the terrain to its best and hopefully managed to produce a couple of challenging little courses.

Again, thanks to everyone who helped set up and run the event. Alan for printing the maps, Richard for bringing the MOO, Bill for sorting out the computers and entries (gold star), Davey for the starts, Harold for organising and Declan & Billy for collecting controls at the end. .....finally... Philip and family for taking the MOO away.

Hopefully everyone enjoyed themselves and I may see you back in Bangor for next year's WEE - if they let me plan again :-)



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.


Due to a number of people experiencing problems with online payment on Monday night, the entry fees for WEE 8 (Bangor) will be at the discounted (online) rate for everyone entering on the night also. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Juniors : £2.50
Seniors : £3.50 (member), £4.50 (non-member)
Family : £9.50 (members), £11.50 (non-members)

Welcome to the 8th WEE event of 2012 and to Bangor Castle Park

Bangor Castle and its grounds were once the property of the Hamilton family, but both are currently in municipal ownership. The castle is now the town hall and the grounds are known as Castle Park. They still retain the feel of a private estate rather than a manicured public park and covers an area of 130 acres. The park showcases a wide range of arboreal life, with trees from countries such as Australia, Japan, Spain and Austria. The most famous of these is now a mere stump located near the multiplex and is believed to be the spot where the Duke of Schomberg tethered his horse when his Williamite army landed at Groomsport in 1689. Could this be a control location???

The vegetation is not too bad and shouldn’t affect any of the courses, but as always I would still highly recommend full leg cover.

The pre entry facility is a great help to organisers so please continue to use it and if you haven’t used it yet please give it a try!

Registration will take place in the main car park behind town hall as usual from 18:30 and starts from 19:00. Last start will be 20:00 and course closes by 20:30.

The two courses are currently Long- 3.9Km and Short 1.8Km.


Castle Park in right in the middle of Bangor. Follow the main A2 road into the town from Belfast. Pass the railway/bus station, turn right at the roundabout and follow the road up the hill (passed the police station and the leisure centre). Turn left at the top of the hill and follow the road around about 150m to the entrance to the main car park.

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Event details last updated on 23rd June at 22:08
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