18:00 - 21:00
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Lagan Meadows situated in South Belfast alongside the River Lagan is a 120 acre park set aside for wildlife and public recreation. The park is made up of woodland, meadows and wetlands with a central region managed as a nature reserve. There are areas of open water(parents of small children please note the water hazard)and seasonal marsh.
Starts will be between 6.45pm and 7:30pm sharp. No starts will be available after 7:30pm.
Courses will also be closing at 8:30pm sharp and controls lifted from this time onwards. If you think you’ll be out longer than 60 minutes please come along early.
There will be helpful advice and coaching available for new-comers.
Full leg cover is recommended. The mild and wet summer has meant that the undergrowth is pretty thick in places. The seasonal marshes are fairly dry though, despite the rain (the extra vegetation must be soaking up the moisture!). Some of the green areas are also opening up, however this is countered by the denser undergrowth along the boundaries with the open areas.
There are some cattle with young calves in the fields at the NE end of the map. Please try to avoid alarming them if you are passing through this area.
Courses pass close to the River Lagan and the old Lagan Canal (marked as uncrossable marsh), as well as some deep ponds. Under no circumstances should competitors attempt to enter or cross any of these water ways.
Online entry closes midnight Monday 17th August. On the night entry is available.