Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers
Winter LOP League Events 2018/19
A Series of Local Orienteering Events
Page updated: 18/10/18
| A series of low key local events on a Saturday morning, in and around Tyneside, with a league to encourage participation and competition.
Courses suitable for beginners (advice will be available) and the more experienced wanting some training competition.
Yellow (1.5 - 2.0 km.) ~ Orange (2.0 - 3.0 km.) ~ Long Orange (3.5 - 5.0 km.).
Maps ands Controls
Sites will be marked with a miniature O sign and orange tape secured with a clothes peg. Markers will have a code letter in permanent marker to be written on the control card. Carry a pen.
100 points for the winner of each course, 99 for second, 98 for third etc. Anyone running in a course above their class will get a bonus of 5 points (10 for 2 courses above) and, likewise, anyone running a course below their class will be docked 5 points (10 for 2 courses below).
Fees: Senior £4.00 Junior £2.00 Family £4.00
|Men M18-35||Long Orange||Women W18-35||Long Orange|
|Veteran Men M40+||Long Orange||Veteran Women W40+||Long Orange|
|SuperVet Men M55+||Long Orange||SuperVet Women W55+||Orange|
|UltraVet Men M65+||Orange||UltraVet Women W65+||Orange|
|HyperVet Men M75+||Orange||HyperVet Women W75+||Orange|
|Junior Men M16-||Orange||Junior Women W16-||Orange|
|Young Junior Men M12-||Yellow||Young Junior Women W12-||Yellow|
| ||Events|| |
|Sep. 29th||South Shields||Results|
|League points after 1 event.|
|Oct. 27th||Silverlink, North Tyneside||-----|
|Exit A19 at Holystone junction. Take A191 exit ("New York & Colbalt)|
|Forward over the West Allotment roundabout (2nd exit), still on A191.|
|Take the right hand lane to the next roundabout & the 2nd exit for The Silverlink North Road.|
|The off road car park is on the left opposite the Village Hotel (NE27 0BY) on the right.|
|Local traffic from the coast take A191|
|Bus 309 Newcastle - Whitley Bay/Blyth adjacent. (every 15 mins)|
|Metro: Northumberland Park + Bus 19 (9:31 / 10:01) to Village Hotel or 1100m. on foot.|
|Small but pleasant country park. Prominent hill with art feature on top. Intricate path network.|
|Some water and rock features. Long orange will include some street running round the Colbalt Business Park.|
|Long orange includes mandatory crossings of the 3 larger roads: traffic lights, zebra crossing & traffic island crossing. Please take care. Long orange not suitable for <16s due to to these crossings.|
|Nov. 10th||Gateshead Riverside Park (Tyne Road East, Teams. Nearest postcode (Rose St.) NE8 2LS) Reference map||-----|
|By car, from the north, cross the Redheugh Bridge (A189), keeping left (overhead "Gateshead Town Centre).|
|On slip road keep right to take exit 3 (small sign "Teams") off the major roundabout & pass Shell Garage on your left.|
|At the mini roundabout turn right and follow the road round a sharp left bend into Tyne Road East.|
|Shortly as this road kinks left, the park entrance is on your right.|
|From the east along Askew Road (A184) at the major roundabout take the 2nd exit ("Teams" as above)|
|From the west and A1 Western Bypass junction 69 ) take 1st exit (Teams" as above)|
|Local traffic from Bensham Bank along Cuthbert St. at the mini roundabout keep ahead.|
|Bus 54 (Saltwell Park) stops in Cuthbert St. outbound from Newcastle (every 10 mins)|
|Bus 53 returns to Newcastle from Askew Road West opposite the Shell Station.(every 11 mins.)|
|Terrain: From Dunston Staithes to the High Level Bridge, there is the riverside path, a small housing estate which|
is crossed but otherwise out of bounds, then woodland paths - mostly tarmac - with a number of open areas,
the slopes down to the river, the supports for various Tyne bridges, and a number of sculptures and art features to
admire along the way.~~~ Map: 1:5,000 newly mapped in 2018.
|Nov. 24th||Newcastle Town Moor||-----|
|Dec. 15th||Richardson Dees Park, Wallsend||-----|
(for details of Start/Finish area, watch this page for updates: http://www.newcastleorienteering.org.uk )
Registration & Start: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Results and League positions will be published on the website as soon as possible after each event.
Coordinator: Tricia Davies ~ triciadavies01ATgmail.com>
Remember you Orienteer at your own risk.
Please supply your own requirement of water.