Event 1: Ormeau Park
|Date||Wed 4th May|| ||Online entries closed at midnight Mon 2nd May|
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|Organiser||David Doey (e-mail)|
|Planner||Jeff Johnston (e-mail)|
So that is the WEE 2016 under way. There were over 100 participants and it was great to see so many young orienteers out.
A number of thanks are due. Firstly to Jeff Johnston for planning two superb courses as well as a short practice course for first timers.
Thanks to computer experts Ben, Mark and Simon who were in the MOO at registration and download. Susan, Caroline and Davy at the starts. Cara at front of house and Wilbert and Harry for towing the MOO and organising the MOO.
A final thanks to all the participants and hopefully we will see you all and more at Musgrave next week.
Remember to enter online before Monday evening and you can go straight to the start.
InstructionsThe 2016 WEE series kicks off at Ormeau Park.
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.
You can pre register by clicking the link above which means you can go straight to the Priority Lane on the night.
Registration will be at the MOO,(that is a white van if you have not been before) from 6.15pm, starts from 6-30 to 7-30pm and courses closing at 8.30.pm
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).
Long - 3.9 KM - 19 Controls
Short - 2 KM - 12 Controls
There are a couple of large new features on this years map and please note transitory MTB tracks are not marked.
There will be a 400m practice course with 4 controls for those who are new to orienteering.
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.
PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE FLOWER BEDS AS IT UPSETS THE PARK KEEPER AND LEADS TO MUDDY SHOES.
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.
Enjoy your run
DirectionsSee link below
View this location on a map
|Event details last updated on 5th May at 07:43|