Sunday 10th June 2018

UKOL ,UKUL & NEUL Urban Races

Morpeth Town, Northumberland

Part of Morpeth Fair Day

Page updated 10/6/18 (Results)

Final Details (v.3)



Late News
A Demonstration Course will be available in the Park for anyone wishing to try out the sport. All welcome from 10:30. Starts close to the children's play area. Cross the footbridge. Turn right briefly, then left.


Fair Day Brochure including a feature page (18) on the event.

Travel: Central Morpeth will be closed to traffic from 7am to 7pm on Fair Day.
From the South:- Leave the A1 northbound signed Morpeth B1337(some maps show A197). Forward through Clifton and forward past Morpeth Fair Dedicated Park & Ride site. First exit (A192) descending at the next roundabout. Turn in right just before the tower building.
From the North:- Follow diversion signs from Newgate Street. Join the A192 at Telford Bridge (large church) and turn in left just after the large tower.
N.B. Southbound from the south end of A1 Morpeth by-pass there is no turnback into Morpeth before Stannington.(1.5 miles)
Car park: Dedicated orienteering event parking has been arranged in the grounds (hard standing) of the former police HQ
and courthouse (pictured above) at NZ201856 / NE61 1YJ (500 m. to assembly). 2 donation to Morpeth Lions for marshalling help.
Alternatively use free Fair Day Park & Ride operating between 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. from County Hall to Morpeth Bus Station (500 m. from assembly).
Rail: Morpeth Railway Station 400 m. walk to car park above, thence 500 m. to assembly. Walking Routes
Bus: Morpeth Bus Station 500 m. from assembly to registration. Bus services might be subject to traffic controls.
AssemblyRiverside Leisure Centre, New Market NE61 1PR for registration, bib collection, changing, toilets, showers, clothing deposit, cafe.
Registration:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Starts: Within 100 m. of Event Centre: 11:00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m Courses Close: 3:00 p.m.
Punching:SPORTident Electronic, SIAC enabled. Dibber Hire (non SIAC) 1 (per event). Loss charge 40
Course Lengths. Senior courses are a little longer than many urban races have been of late.
Courses 1 through 5 are planned to be won in around 50 minutes.







9.5 km


Men UltraVet (65+)
Women SuperVet (55+)

5.3 km.


Men Vet (40+)
Women Open

7.9 km.


Men HyperVet (75+)
Women UltraVet (65+)
Women HyperVet (75+)

3.8 km.


Men SuperVet (55+)
Women Vet (40+)

6.8 km.


Men Junior (16-)
Women Junior (16-)

3.2 km.


Men Young Junior (12-)
Women Young Junior (12-)

2.1 km.

Timed out section. Courses 1 through 6 will have a timed out road crossing for safety reasons.
Some runners may find they have a prolonged delay if it is deemed unsafe to cross the Fair Parade - motor bikes and vintage cars.
It will be controlled by race marshals who will try to keep runners moving but will give safety their first priority.
Entry:Senior members (M/W21+) £12
Juniors (M/W20-) / Concessions £6 / Schoolchildren £3
Entry via Fabian4 from 23rd April. Entries close June 3rd. EOD available subject to limited map availability.
Terrain: Market town with ornamental park and school grounds all set in a river valley, surrounded by modern housing estates.
All courses will pass through a fairly crowded street fair.
Dogs:Under close control. Bear in mind the busy streets.
Officials Weekend Coordinator/Day Organiser: John Crosby email: nsoaAThotmail.co.uk
Planner: Adrian Barnes (NATO)
Controller: Chris Mackenzie (CLOK)
Safety:Remember you orienteer at your own risk.
Please bring your own requirement of water.

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