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Event 6: Six Mile Water

DateWed 8th Jun Online entries closed at midnight Mon 6th June
OrganiserLyle Fleming (e-mail)
PlannerPeter Reed

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The 6th event of the WEE series 2016 is being held in the Six Mile Water Park in Ballyclare so called because soldiers from the Norman Castle in Carrickfergus had travelled six miles when they reached the river. (You can see one of their outposts - the motte (or mound) close by the river in the War Memorial Park).

This is mainly open parkland but with a small area of more formal gardens and rough wet marshy grassland!

No problem if you have never orienteered before nor been to one of our events this series is the perfect place to start. There will be lots of help to get you going Just ask at Registration.

The planner is Peter Reed one of our young planners and he has put together great courses so it would be fantastic to see a good turn out to support him.

As usual, two courses will be available on the night - there will be a long (approx 3.3Km measuring straight lines between controls so a bit longer depending on how meandering you go) and a short (approx 1.8 Km) course. (Parents/Guardians should note the river and ponds on the map which are a potential water hazard if children participating.) There will also be a short beginner course to warm up on with help available for newcomers to see how it all works.

If possible please remember to pre enter online - This makes the job easier for the volunteers who have given up their time to put on this event. The entry fee includes a pre-printed map. Please note that if you pre-enter and have your own dibber you can go straight to the Start and get your control descriptions there. If you pre-enter and are hiring a dibber, you should collect it from the LVO Trailer (MOO). Otherwise, complete the registration form at the MOO to enter on the night. For safety reasons, please give your name, dibber number and course to the marshal at the Start. Registration will take place from 6.30 pm, with starts from 6:45 pm until 7:45 pm. The courses will close at 8.30 pm sharp.

If you are bringing a group, please let us know in advance as it speeds things up on the night.

As an additional incentive you can have a shower, and a sauna in the Leisure Centre after your run at the reduced cost of 2.00.

Further details will be added as they become available !!


Parking is in the Six Mile Leisure Centre Car Park where the MOO will be used for Registration From the M2 Junction 5 take the A57 signposted Larne / Ballyclare. About 3.5 miles (over 1 roundabout) past Maxol Garage turn left into Mill Road. At roundabout at end of Mill Road (just over half a mile by Modern Tyre Service) go left and at 2nd roundabout go right (Onto Ballynure Road) The Leisure Centre is on your left about 0.2 miles from roundabout.

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Event details last updated on 12th June at 07:56
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