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Event 1: Ormeau Park

DateWed 6th May Online entries closed at midnight Tue 5th May
Registration from18:30
OrganiserDavy Lambe (e-mail)
PlannerPatrick Higgins (e-mail)

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Post-Event Report

Well, what a fantastic way to start a new WEE Series. Nearly 120 people turned up (must be a new record) to enjoy Patrick’s 2 challenging courses.

It was great to see so many familiar faces, and plenty of new ones too. Families, couples and singletons came out in their droves. Thanks to Belfast City Council for their advertising of the event. We hope you will all come back again soon.

Now to Patrick’s courses. How many of you on the Long course spotted the subliminal message carved into your map? Got it? No? “WEE 1” I bet you’re tracing it on your map now.

And now the best bit of the organiser’s job – thanking everyone who helped on the night. Wilbert, Ben, Jeff, Bill, Geoffrey, Stephanie, Wendy, Helen, Harry & Susan – and of course Patrick & Mari. Without you all, I’d be stressed and bald. It’s great that so many of you stepped forward, following hot on the heels of the Irish Championships last weekend.

Finally, the winner of the 1st wee on-line entry went to Jack O'Dwyer Henry who chose a free months entry to a series of his choice. Well done Jack, but I think your Dad has his eye on a different prize altogether
Next week we are off to Botanic Gardens to try out Geoffrey’s 2 courses. If you’re able to help on the night, I’m sure Colin would be pleased to hear from you.


So, we are back to Ormeau Park (1) for the first of the WEE series following hot on the heels of the Lisburn City Festival of Orienteering and with a spanking brand new website.

What's not to like ?

Ormeau, the oldest municipal park in Belfast, was officially opened to the public in 1871.It is owned and run by Belfast City Council and is one of the largest and busiest parks in the city. It contains a variety of horticulture, woodland, wildlife(!) and sporting facilities including a 9 hole golf course.

Registration will be at the MOO,(that is a white van if you have not been before) from 6.30pm, starts from 7-7.45pm 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 makes things easier on the night.

As always there will be two courses available, called the (Long) and the (Short). Distances will be posted on here closer to the event. As these distances are measured as the crow flies, and you are hardly a crow, the distances for your route will be a bit longer, especially if you tend to wander.

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. It is just not nice to run into other park users either.
Areas will 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.
Course distances Long 4.4km Short 2.1km.. Updated 29th April


The LVO Trailer (the MOO) will be parked in the O Zone car park, accessed off the Ormeau Embankment

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Event details last updated on 6th May at 21:46
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