Archive for August, 2008

The final WEE event of 2008 took place at Musgrave Park in south Belfast. The park is fairly open with little technical terrain. However, this meant it was going to be fast run for the top guys and girls on the 1:3000 map. Jonny missed first place by 37 seconds behind Patrick Higgins in a […]


My faith has been restored slightly in the Irish weather as last night’s WEE orienteering race actually managed to remain dry. However, my faith in my own orienteering skills took a slight dent as I missed control 9 after misjudging the terrain on the ground as opposed to what was on the map – a […]


Rat Races are renowned for their dry weather and very rarely, if ever, has it rained during a Rat Race…so it was no surprise to wake up on Saturday morning to the sound of rain pouring from the heavens as Belfast hosted its first urban adventure race. Rat Races are traditionally competed in mixed teams […]


I’m beginning to believe the WEE series stands for WET Evening Event, as another soaking was endured running around a Belfast Park. However, once you start running the rain soon gets pushed to the back of your mind as you concentrate on the race. Orangefield Park provided a fast course, which meant even the slightest […]


What better way to spend a Bank Holiday weekend than competing in the Beast of Ballyhoura Adventure Race. Team Average Joes made the trip to Blackwater Castle in Castletowroche, Co Cork and what ensued over the next 48 hours was a race over a course that was well planned over an area of Ireland which […]


The first Rat Race took place last weekend in Belfast to great success. Well done to Jonny, Mark and Rachel for winning the mix, three person team category and taking 2nd place overall. Kate and Paul were also racing, but suffered a mix up by forgetting to dib a couple of control boxes from marshalls, […]


The August WEE series kicked off last week at the Colin Glen Forest Park, but neither Jonny or Paul were available to compete. Jonny, however, made it to this week’s race at Fall’s Park and put in a fast run to grab 2nd place in a time of 18:41 minutes. Paul was still letting his […]