Wednesday Evening Night Training WENT8 – Ballymena

Venue Ballymena Bowling Club
Date Wed, 20th Dec 23
Starts 19:30 to 20:30
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Event Description

WENT 8 – Ballymena

Our 8th Wednesday Evening Night Training is set to take place at Ballymena.

This is a fun, social and not so secret competitive activity with Ballymena Runners. A new map of Ballymena Centre is being used and we will be using real controls on a Score Course – runners will have 45 minutes to collect as many of the 30 controls set out as possible.

Controls 121-130 will be worth 10 points, 131-140 will be worth 20 points and 161-170 will be worth 30 points. So, 600 points maximum.

You will need to travel quick to get them all as the optimal distance is just shy of 10k, so it might be wise to plan your route carefully.

Lateness penalty – There will be a points deduction for those out for more than 45 minutes. 0-5 minutes will incur a 10 point penalty, 5-10 min a 20 point penalty and over 10 minutes a 30 min penalty. So, get back in time to get your best result and the refreshments!

Can the map reading skills of Lagan Valley Orienteers out score the Ballymena Runners who ‘run the town’ and should know it inside out?


Please wear Hi-Viz clothing.

Head torch – let us know beforehand if you need to borrow one.

Dibber – these can also be borrowed.

Please come appropriately dressed for the conditions, if weather is poor a waterproof jacket may be mandatory. If cold, layer up and consider a hat, gloves and buff.


This is an urban course with road crossings. Planning has taken into account busy roads with safe crossing points marked on the map, optimal routes will use these crossing points. Please give way to other pedestrian and vehicular traffic and adhere to the highway code. Juniors aged U16 must be accompanied for the entire course with an adult. Dogs are not allowed. Upon finishing, go immediately to download, to confirm your result and your safe return.

Parking and Registration

Parking in Bowling Club car park or near by on street parking. Registration from 7pm.


Briefing at 7.15pm to be ready for a mass start at 7.30pm. Finish and download by 8.30pm.

Social and Facilities

There will be refreshments available afterwards in the Function room of the Bowling Club

Enter online here

or alternatively contact Ric Gamble (E: / M: 07717297676)

Please note: for all WENTs, entries close 24 hours before the event to allow time for printing off the correct number of maps.


Ballymena Bowling Club
2 Old Ballymoney Road
BT43 6LX

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