🌞 A beautiful sunny evening welcomed everyone who came along to Ballyclare for the first WEE of the June Series.
👋 It was great to see over 20 juniors and 30+ newcomers/non-members who took part either independently or in a friendship/family unit. Almost 60 entered competitively and the runners enjoyed a mix of flat park land and fast running around an urban housing estate.
🥇🥈🥉 Check out the new handicap league table. Your best three results from the four WEEs in June will count. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Men, Women & Juniors on the Long Course and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Seniors and Juniors on the Short course. Here are the standings after our first event:
Long – Men: Lyle Fleming 1st, James Ewart 2nd (and 1st Junior!), Wilbert Hollinger 3rd
Long – Women: Anastasia Mahlych 1st (and 2nd Junior), Helen Baxter 2nd, Gillian Wasson 3rd
Long Junior: Jason Smyth 3rd
Short – Senior: Liz Dawson
Short – Junior: Sofia Steele 1st, Oonagh Reeve 2nd, Ellis Reeve 3rd.
🎯 Who needs to watch their back, who is your target? Click HERE for full results, including Winsplits and Routegadget.
👍Thank you everyone for coming, but special thanks to those who put on the event for us all to enjoy: June WEE Coordinator – Chris Colwell, Planner – Billy Reed. Chloe Reed, First Aider & Starts. Aine McCann, Setting Out & Starts. Olivia, IT. Richard Vasey and Ric Gamble, Registration. Daniel and Matthew Vasey, Control Collection.
3️⃣ more WEEs is June to go! Hope to see you all back again at Lagan Meadow this coming Wednesday evening – Entries close Midnight on Sunday, so don’t miss out on the cheaper members rate. Further Info and Entries can be found here.
📝 If you have not yet renewed your Lagan Valley Orienteers membership or are new and interested in joining the club, check out this link, or chat to an official who will point you in the right direction. As well as feeling part of a club, there are many other benefits such as, cheaper entry prices, retail discounts, being eligible for competitions and having insurance cover (note: non-members are covered by British Orienteering insurance for 3 events only).