Archive for May, 2009

The final round of May’s WEE series took place down at Delamont Country Park. I like this area and was looking forward to the run. The fact that it coincided with the final of the Champion’s League football match against Man U and Barcelona was not enough to put off 66 runners who turned out […]


The third event of the WEE series took place at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, Belfast. It was a rain soaked day with thunder storms taking place most of the afternoon. Luckily the race remained dry, but the terrain was heavy going with the rain soaked ground – puddles had turned into ponds, small […]


The 3rd round of the Trailblazer Trailquest Series took place in the Sperrins yesterday (Sunday 17th). The HQ was based at the An Creagan Centre which was located about 12 miles west of Cookstown along the A505 road. The weather had been wet leading up to the weekend and the forecast for Sunday still was […]


Last night’s second WEE series event took place within Ormeau Park. The ‘Long’ course could be described as ‘classic’ Park O – fast and furious with relatively straight forward navigation. The race would be won by micro route choices that would save a few seconds between controls. The WEE events are designed to promote orienteering […]


Last weekend was definitely a game of two halves – torrential rain on Saturday and a beautiful sunny day on Sunday. The rain was so bad in Saturday morning that the kid’s football matches had to be abandoned half way through the first half. ‘Drown rats’ was a bit of an understatement and even I […]


It’s been a busy few weeks across the water with plenty going on and as this blog is in danger of being taken over by Mr McArthur I thought it was about time I updated it with my activities! There have been two major events over here recently that I was at, iRoc adventure race […]


Last night was the first event of the 2009 ‘Wednesday Evening Events’ orienteering series. Belvoir Forest was the venue and a total of 87 runners braved the rain and wind. There were the usual two courses on offer – long and short. The long course being 3.8km and the short course just over 2km. 64 […]