Orienteers

On behalf of the North East Orienteering Association:

House

October Odyssey Day Two
National Classic Races
Dukeshouse Wood, Hexham
27th October 2019

Wood

Incorporating NEOA Championships & Interland selection

Results

Photos:(left) © Tim Fish. Licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence Source:www.geograph.org.uk/371876 & (right) © Oliver Dixon. Source:www.geograph.org.uk/4782106

Update 21/10/19
Course Distances confirmed
Special Symbols noted
N.E. Champs. Course allocations
Insect warning
Clock change reminder


Travel:The centre of Hexham lies on the A695 from Gateshead.
Very close are the A69 Newcastle to Carlisle and the A68 Darlington to Scotland trunk routes.
Good Rail (900 m) and Bus Services (500 m) serve the town.Walking route from Rail/Bus
Event
Centre:Hexham Middle School: NE46 1BU ~ NY939637 Vehicle route from A695 or A69. Beware of walkers going to the start.
Parking:Within the school grounds as directed.
Clocks went back to GMT one hour overnight
Registration:9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. within the school building. (Beaumont Gym).
Fees:Pre-ordered entries payable on the day: £10.00 Senior (21+) for courses Light Green to Brown
£5.00 Junior (20-) / Student / Seniors for courses White to Orange.
Now only Entry on the day subject to map availability.
Punching:SPORTident Electronic (SIAC enabled). Dibber hire (non-SIAC) £1 (£20 loss charge)
Starts:10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From assembly 1.5 km. 80m climb on public rights of way. Courses close 2:30 p.m.
No fixed start times. Turn up and go. Competitors in the Interland selection races will set off at 4-minute intervals.
Finish:Close to start. Clothing may be left at the start (at your own risk).
Courses:Confirmed at final controlling.

Course

Distance~Climb~Scale

 

Course

Distance~Climb~Scale

White

1.4 km. ~ 40m ~ 1:7,500

 

Short Green

3.0 km. ~ 55m ~ 1:7,500

Yellow

2.5 km. ~ 45m ~ 1:7,500

 

Green

4.0 km. ~ 90m ~ 1:10,000

Orange

3.0 km. ~ 60m ~ 1:10,000

 

Blue

5.6 km. ~ 155m ~ 1:10,000

Light Green

3.1 km. ~ 60m ~ 1:10,000

 

Brown

8.4 km. ~ 260m ~ 1:10,000

Interland 2020 Junior Selection:Juniors seeking selection should run the course corresponding
to their age class in 2020. Interland selection policy.

M14

Light Green

 

W14

Light Green

M16

Blue

 

W16

Green

M18

Brown

 

W18

Blue

 
Course allocations for NE Championships

Course

Age classes

 

Course

Age classes

Brown

M18, M20, M21, M35, M40, M45, M50, W21

 

Light Green

M14, W14

Blue

M16, M55, M60, W18, W20, W35, W40, W45, W50

 

Orange

M12, W12

Green

M65, M70, W16, W55, W60

 

Yellow

M10, W10

Short Green

M75, M80, M85, W65, W70, W75, W80, W85

 

White

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Map:2019 by Francis Shillitoe (NATO) ISOM2017.Scales as above. A4 format for both scales.

Terrain:Mixed woodland, hilly with path network. New map for 2019.
 There have been reports of biting insects in the forest.
Anyone susceptible is advised to bring suitable remedy as First Aid cannot provide this.
Facilities:School changing room toilets.
OfficialsPlanner: Francis Shillitoe
Controller:Duncan Archer (CLOK) & Ray Barnes (NOC)
Organiser: Kim Sanderson (07905 600 155)
Safety:A risk assessment will be available at Registration.
Courses Blue & Brown could bring competitors close to dangerous crags near Devil's Water on the S.E. extremity of the map.
These are mapped as impassable crags but are not taped off. Competitors need to stay clear of them.
Compass and whistle essential.
Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.
Please bring your own requirement of water.