Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers


Winter/Spring LOP League Events 2019/20

A Series of Local Orienteering Events


Page updated: 20/2/20

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.

Electronic timing will be used for start and finish. All runners will be issued with a loan dibber which will be downloaded off site. Timing tickets will be issued at download.

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
League Classes
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


Oct. 19thDr. Pit & Gallagher Park, BedlingtonResults
Nov. 2ndNorthumberlandia, CramlingtonResults
Nov. 16thWallsend ParksResults
Nov. 30thAshington Community WoodsResults
Feb. 8thLeazes Park, NewcastleResults

League points after 5 events.

Mar. 7thDenton Burn ~ Organiser: Jim Gardner-----
 Travel: From A1 Western Bypass southbound take A186 exit slip ("Hexham & City West") and first exit from roundabout. 
 As soon as possible take the inside lane for a right turn across the other carriageway into Broadwood Road just beyond the footbridge (Lights). Otherwise continue to the Denton Burn roundabout for a full U turn, then left. 
 From A1 Western Bypass northbound take A186 exit slip ("Hexham & City West") 
 Keep right for the third exit off the roundabout. Keep to the inside lane and as above. 
 From the city take A186 West Road to Denton Burn Roundabout (where A191 crosses).At the lights beyond the roundabout turn off left. 
 Proceed down Broadwood Road to reach the bus turning circle. Turn right to adjacent registration. Considerate roadside parking. 
 Terrain: Mixture of woodland and fast runnable grass. Tarmac paths, woodland paths. Residential streets used on Long Orange course. Map: 1:5000. 
 Bus: 38 Whickham View from Freeman Hospital via Central Station and 31 from Gosforth via St. Mary's Pl. & Central Stn. terminate at the adjacent turning circle. 

Mar. 21stSilverlink, North Tyneside-----
Mar. 28thRyton-----

(for details of Start/Finish area, watch this page for updates:

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 ~

Remember you Orienteer at your own risk.

Please supply your own requirement of water.