After the exciting urban challenge of Sporteering last night, are you ready to switch to the Wednesday Evening Night Training series – the WENT? Running for the next 7 Wednesdays in and around Belfast these evenings give you the opportunity to practise your running, your navigation and your route planning as you play whatever orienteering games the devious planner has to offer.
The format is the same each week: meet at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm mass start. There will be 15 controls to visit in whatever order you choose with a 45 min time limit. We will be using electronic controls with print outs at download but as these are training evenings no results are published. The print outs allow you to compare times and, more importantly, route planning choices with others. You only need bring a head torch, suitable clothing and footwear (the ground could be soft and slippery if we get rain), a compass a SI dibber and a watch (SI dibbers and compasses will be provided for those that need them) and £2 (£4 for non-members) to cover the costs of maps etc.
WENT 1 will be in Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park on the Upper Malone Road, meeting in the upper car park (the first one you get to coming from Belfast) at 7.00pm. As the date coincides with Halloween the game will be based on Trick or Treat, with lots of treats and the occasional orienteering related trick. There will be something for everyone – experienced or novice alike – so why not come and have a go? Juniors are welcome but novice juniors must be accompanied by an adult. There will be extra treats for fancy dress!!
In order that Philip can have enough maps printed please let him know by leaving a comment or via firstname.lastname@example.org or via LVO Facebook if you intend to be there and whether you want the experienced or the novice course. Maps are printed on Tuesdays so let me know soon!