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Sunday 3rd December 2017

Regional Races at

Jesmond Newcastle

Page updated 23/11/17

Ideal event for newcomers as well as established orienteers. Instruction available.

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Travel: From South Gosforth Roundabouts take Freeman Road (signed "Heaton/Freeman Hospital").
At the next roundabout turn right into Castles Farm Road (signed "Jesmond")
Note that A189 approach to South Gosforth roundabouts is closed. Alternative via Four Lane Ends
Approach also from Matthew Bank along Castles Farm Rd. also possible but beware pedestrians.
Buses: Several services: Northbound stop: Castle Farm Rd. Southbound: Freeman Hospital. Metro: S.Gosforth 1.25km.
Car park: Disability North on the right as you turn off Freeman Road. NZ257676 NE3 1PH
Entry:Senior members (M/W21+) £7.00
Juniors (M/W20-) / Concessions £4.00 / Schoolchildren £2.00
Leaders of groups (scouts/schools) please notify the organiser in advance so that enough maps are printed.
Registration:10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Starts: 500m from registration. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m Courses Close: 2:00 p.m.
Punching:SPORTident Electronic. Dibber Hire 1 (per event) Loss charge 40
Courses:White (1.3 km. ~ 5m. climb) ~ Yellow (2.1 km. ~ 40m. climb) ~ Orange (3.4 km. ~ 45m. climb)
Short Green (4.0km. ~ 90m. climb) ~ Green (4.6 km. ~ 135m. climb)
Blue (6.1 km. ~ 190m. climb)(Two sided map on this course)
Map:1:7500
Terrain:Mature woodland parks with some open mown grass areas. Excellent path networks. The Ouseburn flows through the centre. Runnable throughout.
Dogs:Under close control.
Facilities: There are no public toilets at the park. Nearest are in the picnic field pavilion within Jesmond Dene.
Officials Planner: Willard Wright 0771 54 22551
Organiser: James Boyd james.d.boydAThotmail.co.uk
Controller: Rob McKenna (NN)
Safety:Remember you Orienteer at your own risk
Please be aware of other park users, including dog walkers, cyclists and children.
Be wary of slippery steps/slopes if wet
Please bring your own requirement of water.
A whistle should be carried, otherwise officials reserve the right to deny entry.

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