Saturday, 1st February 2020

Northern and North East Night Championships at Jesmond Dene, Newcastle

Page updated 29/1/20
Course lengths added
Descriptions info. updated
Safety updated.
Car park:Disability North Centre, Castles Farm Road, NE3 1PH NZ257676
 off Freeman Rd. (at roundabout signed "Jesmond")
Travel: Note that the major junction (South Gosforth roundabouts) of A189 and A191
are subject to long running works. Consider using Benton Road, Cragside and Newton Road. Map
Approach from Matthew Bank along Castles Farm Rd. also possible but beware pedestrians.
Buses: Several services: Northbound stop: Castles Farm Rd. Southbound: Freeman Hospital.
Metro: S.Gosforth 1.25km.Turn right outside the station to the major junction. Follow Freeman road (second right) for 600 m.
Entry:Senior members (M/W21+) £7.00 ~ Juniors (M/W20-) £4.00. Please pay at registration on the night
Minimum age 16 yrs unless paired with a responsible adult who is either n/c or has completed their run.
Dibber Hire: £1 (per event) Loss: £20
Registration:5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Please advise the organiser (contact below) if you are coming to reserve a map.
Starts:Adjacent to registration: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Courses Close: 8:15 p.m.
Punching:SPORTident Electronic SIAC enabled.


Open Men
Veteran Men (M40+)

5.9 km.

140 m. climb


Juniors (age 16+)
Ultravet Women (W65+)
Hypervet Men (M75+)

3.1 km.

60 m. climb


SuperVet Men (M55+)
Open Women
Veteran Women (W40+)

4.6 km.

110 m. climb


Hypervet Women (W75+)
Young Juniors (age 14+)

2.1 km.

60 m. climb


Ultravet Men (M65+)
Supervet Women (W55+)

3.6 km.

90 m. climb





Map:1:7500 N.B. Underpasses are shown by an arrow indicating where the path goes under the bridge.
Seats are not mapped.
Descriptions:International Specification (pictorial form) Control Descriptions. Loose control description slips will be available.
Terrain:Urban parkland, with some steep slopes and a complex path network including tunnels and underpasses.
Some residential streets will be used on the longer courses.
Dogs:No dogs
Facilities:Supermarket (2km.) Etherstone Avenue (NE7 7JW) just off route from Benton Road.
OfficialsPlanner: Katherine Brown
Organiser: Willard Wright (0771 54 22551)
Controller: Alasdair Wilson Craw
Orienteering is an adventure sport. Please take care of yourself. Risks have been assessed.
A sealed note of any relevant medical condition may be left at registration.
Please bring your own requirement of water.
Be aware of other park users.
Be wary of slippery steps/slopes if wet or frosty. Take care approaching the top end of steps.
The approach to steepest ones will be marked with yellow and black tapes.
A whistle must be carried as condition of entry.