Autumn/Winter LOP 2021/2 Percy Pit

    • Date:
    • Registration opens: 10:00 am closes: 11:00 am
    • Starts from: 10:00 am

    Event Two: Percy Pit, West Denton

    Update 16/09/21: Entry details posted below.

    Second of series of low key local Saturday morning events, in and around Tyneside, with a league to encourage participation and competition. Courses suitable for beginners and the more experienced wanting some training competition.

    The Covid Conditions of Entry apply to this event. Please read through.

    Terrain: To the West: open rough grassland with blocks of fenced conifers, sloping towards the river. Some tarmac footpaths, but several grass paths – slippery if wet. (N.B. Horses may be grazing. They will be tethered so just keeping a reasonable distance around them, if necessary, will be sufficient.)

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    Travel: From A69 westbound at Lemington Road Ends take the slip road off (“Walbottle / Lemington / Westerhope / Shearer Centre”). Turn first left at the roundabout (Lemington). At the first set of traffic lights, turn right (West Denton Park). Follow the road down to a T-junction with roundabout. Turn left onto Burnham Avenue.
    Terminus of Stagecoach 10 (West Denton Park at from Central Stn.) is close to registration.

    Parking NZ178652 Burnham Avenue, West Denton Park NE15 8XF, to the east of the roundabout. what3words:
    Considerate Street Parking in this residential area.

    Courses: Yellow (1.5 – 2.0 km.) ~ Orange (2.0 – 3.0 km.) ~ Long Orange (3.5 – 5.0 km.).

    Map: 1:7500 (tbc)

    Entry: Senior (21+) £4 Junior (21-) & Student £2. Family £4.
    Entry on the day only. Please provide exact change at DIY entry.
    Large groups should give prior notice, please.

    Control 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 with a card and pen carried round the course. All runners will be issued with a loan dibber which will be downloaded off site. Timing tickets will be issued at download and results published as soon as possible on this site.

    Scoring: 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).

    Coordinator: Tricia Davies ~
    Planner: Tim Jenkins

    Safety: Orienteering is an adventure sport. Take care. Courses are risk assessed. Be aware of other users (on foot, cycle or horse) of the area.
    Please supply your own water.

    Future events (provisional)
    October 30th: Ponteland
    November 13th: Wallsend Parks
    December 4th: Silverlink (venue change)

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