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Event 5: Lady Dixon Park

DateWed 31st May Online entries closed at midnight Mon 29th May
  
OrganiserJeff Johnston (e-mail)
PlannerCecil Armstrong

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Post-Event Report

Organisers Report

We had 102 competitors take on Cecilís two courses around Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park last night. 82 on the Long and 20 on the Short. Daniel Earnshaw once again took the top honours on the Long. Not bad for an M14! On the Short James Ewart (M10) completed his month of WEE with a win. Well done to all who took part.

Last nights event concludes the May League. Podium places on the Long:

1. Daniel Earnshaw 2. Declan McGrellis 3. Phil Stuart

And on the Short:

1. Rebecca Montgomery 2. Peter Gamble 3. James Ewart 3. Liam Hopkins

A huge thank you to all the volunteers listed below. Without your help the event would not have run so smoothly.

Look forward to next weeks activity at Antrim Hospital. Hopefully you will only get to view the grounds and not need to avail of any of the services!

Jeff

Planners Report

Thanks to those who were kind enough to express their appreciation to everybody involved in putting on the event, but especially to those who gave up a substantial portion of their evening to help.

For various reasons I havenít planned an event in a few years and I found it a challenge to find courses that led Short runners through the maze of rosebeds in a comprehensible way and provided some challenge for the Long running Samurai. During a final survey on Sunday I persuaded myself to move Control 7 on the Long Course from where most competitors thought it should be to a bit further east, so apologies for that!

If you want to improve your map reading skills then course planning is the best possible way to do it, so give it a go for an August WEE or one of the training activities in the autumn.

Cecil



Instructions

Once again the WEE Series is back in the beautiful Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park on the Upper Malone Road in Belfast. It is advisable to wear leg cover, and appropriate footwear, as there may be some steep grassy banks on the course. We do ask that participants please stay out of the flower beds (especially the rose beds) during their run. Please also take care around the river bank and open water pond in the park (especially those running with small children).

Timings

    Registration: 18:30
    First Start: 19:00
    Last Start: 19:45
    Course Closes: 20:30

Course Details

    Long: 3.7 km
    Short: 2.5 km

Start & Finish are close to the MOO

Volunteers Needed

As always these events would not go ahead if it wasn't for an army of volunteers.

If you have can lend a hand before or after your run please email me with your choice of job and preferred time.

Experience not necessary to volunteer as guidance will be given

Role Volunteer
Organiser Jeff Johnston
Planner Cecil Armstrong
MOO Tower Wilbert Hollinger
New runner registration Juls Hanvey
MOO Ben Johnston
MOO Geoffrey Collins
Starts Gordon Stephens
Starts Dee Orwin
Control collector Daniel Earnshaw
Control collector Mark Earnshaw
Control collector Cara Lavery
Control collector Ben MComb
Control collector Anne Bell


Directions

Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park is at 237 Upper Malone Rd, Belfast BT17 9LA

The MOO will be in the upper car park. There will be an O flag hanging at the entrance to the car park.



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Social

Come and cry into a cup of coffee or toast a great run at Arizona Expresso, 406 Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 6GN. Hope to see you there about 8 - 8.30pm.

Also big club social organised for the weekend 23-25 June at Tollymore. All welcome to join us even if not yet a member of LVO or a member of another club. Check out info on fixtures in the LVO site.

Event details last updated on 1st June at 11:37
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