Event 10: Palace Demesne
|Date||Wed 5th Aug|| ||Online entries closed at midnight Mon 3rd August|
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|Organiser||Igor Stefko (e-mail)|
|Planner||Kieran Rocks |
It was a welcome sight to see the return of the WEE after the summer break in July. Numbers were down on the usual turn out for a number of reasons. A lot of the regular club members were competing at the Scottish 6 Day Event which was been held in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships this week near Inverness. It was also a sizeable journey to travel down to Armagh for the majority of our regulars.
However, the 30 dedicated runners who turned up were treated to an enjoyable and challenging course around a park which hasn't been used for orienteering for quite a few years. Kieran even managed to nearly trap a few runners within the uncross able fences around control number 10!
Luckily all but the last few stragglers managed to complete their courses before the forecast heavy rain arrived. Igor and family weren't quite so lucky in avoiding getting soaked when collecting the controls.
We are back in Belfast next week, and with only 3 events left this year, points are going to be in high demand as everyone battles to win one of the custom BUFF prizes this month. Don't forget that the 12 people who've already won one don't count in the prize list this month, so there's a good chance of being one of the 12 prize winners this time!
Finally, the spot prize winner this week among the pre-entered competitors was Colin Smith who got a nice bottle of wine to go with his take away dinner. Enter online before midnight Monday to be in with a chance of winning next week.
InstructionsRegistration at the main car park adjacent to Palace, from 18:00, Starts 18:30-19:30,courses close at 20:30. Restaurant there is open till 21:00.
Situated within walking distance of the Armagh City Centre, for over two hundred years the undulating parkland of the Palace Demesne has been one of the glories of Armagh. The Demesne, comprising some 300 acres, is the creation of Archbishop Richard Robinson. The Palace was the residence of the Archbishops of the Church of Ireland from 1770 to 1975.
There is also a chance to relax in the ‘Garden of the Senses’ created to provide a sensory experience. There is also a restaurant and coffee shop within the grounds called the Moody Boar.
Directions40 miles South-West of Belfast, follow the link bellow to navigate.
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|Event details last updated on 13th August at 16:46|