Autumn/Winter LOP 2021/2 Weetslade Country Park

  • Event One: Weetslade Country Park, Dudley

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

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

    Drill SculptureFormer colliery site reclaimed, featuring extensive rough open, graded hill, formal and informal footpaths.

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

    Location: Country Park Car Park – NZ259723 – Nearest Postcode: NE23 7LZ
    What3words: gallons.shut.bolts

    Travel: B1319 Brown signed (Weetslade Colliery Country Park) from major roundabout A1056 (Sandy Lane) & A189 Spine Road. Map
    Bus 52 Newcastle to Cramlington via Four Lane Ends & Killingworth.
    Alight Clarke’s Terrace/Weetslade Road end in Dudley. (600 m. No footway).

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

    Map: 1:5000

    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: Katherine Brown

    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 9th: Percy Pit, Lemington
    October 30th: Ponteland
    November 13th: Wallsend Parks
    December 4th: Silverlink (venue change)

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