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Not NEOL as previously advertised.
Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers look forward to your visit to Cramlington for this event. The town has developed on the New Town principle of the 1960s into a major population centre in Northumberland about 10 miles north of Newcastle.
Communications are good. From the south A1(M) + A1 passing to the west of Newcastle and A19 near motorway standard from North Yorkshire and Teesside via the Tyne Tunnel merge on the outskirts of Cramlington.
National Rail from all parts serve Newcastle from which local buses serve Cramlington.
All types of accommodation can be found within reasonable distance of the event.
By road:Competitors with local knowledge should be guided by the local car parking map below.
A1 Southbound: Leave at Jct 80 ("Tyne Tunnel, Cramlington") and use the A19 lane. Take the first slip road (Cramlington A1171) to a roundabout - see below
A1 Northbound: Leave at Jct 80 ("Tyne Tunnel A19, Cramlington A1068") Follow A19 (NOT A1068) Take the first (Cramlington A1171) to a roundabout - see below.
A19 Northbound from Tyne Tunnel (Major roadworks & speed restrictions north of the tunnel): At Moor Farm roundabout (named) take A19 lane and exit, preparing to take a left off slip road and exit 5 (Cramlington A1171) - see below
From this common point follow A1171 Town Centre forward at several roundabouts. Turn off left at Sainsburys Petrol station passing between it and Vue Cinema.
Ignore public parking and after two right angle bends look left for O parking.
Car Parking: at the Old Health Centre, Forum Way, Cramlington, NE23 6QN ~ NZ261767
|For a guaranteed map advance reservation contact this website contact page before noon 8th January.|
Thereafter, until noon 14th, the same method may be used subject to remaining stocks. Pay on the day.
£7.00 Senior / £4.00 Juniors/Concessions / £2.00 Schoolchildren.
|10:00 to 12:00 In the entrance lobby of Concordia Leisure Centre across the road (via underpass, please) from the car park.|
|Pre-entrants please call to pay entry fees and to collect map permit and race number bib (to worn visibly by all competitors). Bib numbers are listed here, will be shown with map permit and displayed at registration. The map permit packet & label can be used as a key drop if desired.|
SPORTident Electronic. E-Cards ("dibber") available for hire £1 (£40 loss charge) Pre order hire as above.
Loose at the start and also on the map front.
|10:30 to 12:30 1.3 km. from registration along a level cycle/pedestrian track.|
|1. Road crossings. Some busy roads are shown on the map as a darker shade of brown with the Out Of Bounds purple overprint. These must only be crossed at the crossing points shown on the map. All but one are underpasses. One road crossing on courses 1 & 2 is a Zebra Crossing which must be crossed properly - do not attempt to save microseconds by running diagonally across the road.|
|2. Gardens etc. As with all modern estates, the distinction between gardens and communal grass areas is difficult to tell in places. The mapper has erred on the side of caution so that local people are not inconvenienced more than necessary. If an area is marked with the olive colour for “Settlement” it is Out Of Bounds. It is not perfect, so if other areas looks like someone’s garden don’t run across them.|
|3. Uncrossable boundaries. Any boundary marked as Uncrossable (thick line) must not be crossed. In some places it may look like you can - but don’t!|
|Any competitor seen to be infringing any of the above will be disqualified.|
|1.0 km. return to download along the same track.|
|Beside Registration. No dirty shoes in Leisure Centre, please|
Final controlled distances
No significant climb
Toilets and Cafe at Leisure Centre
Planners: Mary Rack
Organiser: David Floyd
Controller: Adrian Barnes
Remember you Orienteer at your own risk
Major roads are crossed by compulsory underpasses with one exception on courses 1 & 2
Please bring your own requirement of water.
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