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Event 3: Musgrave Park

DateWed 20th May Online entries closed at midnight Mon 18th May
OrganiserDavy Lambe (e-mail)
PlannerJeff Johnston (e-mail)

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​Another very successful night at our wee series(3)in Musgrave Park with over 114 taking part. These events are proving very popular this year, and itís great to see some new faces coming back to try out these lovely locations.
Jeffís first attempt at planning the two courses also proved to be very successful with plenty of route choice for the experienced and the novice alike. I'm pleased to say the weather was very kind, unlike Friday night when we both walked around them for the final checks, and judging by the amount of mud splattered people that downloaded at the end, the grounds had certainly not dried up. Itís also a good sign when there are no complaints or hugs required back at the Moo. Well done Jeff.
Help on the night is essential from an organisers point of view and it takes a lot of pressure away and allows me to concentrate on other matters. A big thank you to Wilbert, Ben, Jeff, Geoffrey, Mark, Wendy Stephanie, Helen and everyone who gathered controls at the end.
This weeks spot prize winner (for on-line entry) went to Christine Murray who claimed a box of chocolates.
Next week we are off to the Gasworks for the first time and on a new map. If you are able to help Iím sure Lyle would be glad to hear from you.


​Musgrave Park is the venue for WEE 3.
The park was opened to the public in 1924 and is named after Sir Henry Musgrave, who donated the land on which it was developed. For a location map and further details of whats in the park, go to http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parksandopenspaces/parks/musgravepark.asp
There will be two courses available, called Long (the longer of the two) and Short (the shorter). Distances will be posted on here closer to the event. These are measured as the crow flies. Since you are hardly a crow, the distances for your route will be a bit longer, especially if you tend to wander.
Registration will be at the MOO, (chip van) from 6.30pm, starts from 6.45 ish -7.45pm and courses closing at 8.30.pm
Please note that if you pre-enter,you can pick up your control descriptions and proceed directly to the start. If you pre-enter and are hiring a dibber, you can collect it from the MOO. Otherwise, complete the registration form at the MOO and then enter on the night. For safety reasons, please give your name, dibber number and course to the marshal at the Start.
If you are bringing a group, please let us know in advance as it speeds things up on the night.
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. Its just not nice to run into other park users either.
Areas will be checked for footprints and moulds taken at the finish may be compared, leading to potential public shaming.
Due to the hospital reclaiming most of the parking spaces outside the gates (where we normally parked the MOO) we will now be relocating inside the grounds at the bowling green. Please be careful on entering the grounds as runners may already be out and about.
If however you arrive and find all the spaces taken, would you please park outside the gates and NOT ON THE DRIVEWAY as we want to keep these areas as clear as possible for other users.
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. Davy
If it is your first time, there are always plenty of people on hand to help you get started.
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Course distances (Long 3.5km) Short (1.9km) Updated 15th May


The park entrance is on the access road to Musgrave Park Hospital, immediately before the 3rd speed bump. The road is accessed from Stockmans Lane (A55 Outer Ring) at the traffic lights just to the north of the railway underpass and south of the M1 junction 2.

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Event details last updated on 20th May at 22:51
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