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Sunday April 23rd 2017

Morpeth

16th Annual Race

Update 23/4/17

An Urban Sprint ~ part of the Northumbrian Gathering

An event in the North East Urban League

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Plenty of attractions in the town to make a worthwhile day out: Coffee shops open, Gathering events, boats on the river, ducks and swans to feed.

Ideal event for newcomers as well as established orienteers

Car Park:NZ198858 Map
Nearest parking at the Leisure Centre (signed from the Clock Tower in central Morpeth)
Town parking is free but requires a 1 time disc from local shops, leisure centre or car park dispenser.
Bear in mind that Morpeth could be very busy for the festival.
Entry:Seniors (M/W21+) £6.50
Juniors (M/W20-) / Concessions £4.00 / Schoolchildren £2.50 (1 discount for 2nd child) to include use of SI equipment
Leaders of groups (scouts/schools) please notify the organiser in advance so that enough maps are printed.
Registration:Cross the footbridge into the park and continue forward to the Bowling Pavilion.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Starts:9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
Courses:For the competitive: courses where quick decision making is the aim !
For the leisure orienteer: a chance to take part in the sport at your own pace.
Anyone planning on running both age class course and Family course should run their age class course first.
  • 1 ~ 2.1 km. ~ 25 m. climb ~ 12 controls ~ Men Open (16+) & Vet (40+) & SuperVet (55+), Women Open (16+) & Vet (40+)
  • 2 ~ 1.8 km. ~ 15 m. climb ~ 10 controls ~ Men UltraVet (65+), & HyperVet (75+),
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Women SuperVet (55+), UltraVet (65+) & HyperVet (75+)
    Courses 1 & 2 involve some roads with light traffic.

  • 3 ~ 1.4 km. ~ 35 m. climb ~ 11 controls ~ Junior Men (15-) & Women (15-)
  • 4 ~ 0.7 km. ~ 10 m. climb ~ 7 controls ~ Young Junior Men (12-) & Women (12-)
  • 5 ~ 1.3 km. ~ 25 m. climb ~ 8 controls ~ Family group.
    Courses 3, 4 & 5 are traffic free.
Trophies:
  • Men's Open and Veteran Men
  • Women's Open and Veteran Women
  • SuperVet Men and SuperVet Women
  • UltraVet Men and UltraVet Women
  • HyperVet Men and HyperVet Women
  • Junior Men and Junior Women
  • Young Junior Men and Young Junior Women
  • Family (with children under 12)
Map:1:4000 Courses marked on waterproof paper.
Terrain:Attractive park with extensive path network. Urban running on longer courses.
Dogs:Under close control on public open space.
Officials Planner: Adrian Barnes
Organiser: John Crosby ~ nsoaAThotmail.co.uk
Safety:Remember you Orienteer at your own risk
Courses 1 & 2 involve some roads with light traffic.
Please bring your own requirement of water.

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