Autumn/Winter LOP 2021/2 Paradise, Benwell

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

    Paradise includes Hodgkin Park and the Hadrian Cycleway, South Benwell.

    Eighth 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: Hodgkin Park is on the steep banks leading down to the Tyne, consisting of a very varied area of open runnable grass, wooded areas, bushes, a childrens’ play area, a fenced off ball-game area, and the lower end of Benwell Dene. The Hadrian’s Cycleway is a long tarmac path used by cyclists, runners, and walkers, virtually flat but mixed wooded and open areas on each side, with steep banks along the southern edge leading down to Scotswood Road.

    Travel: From Scotswood Road (A695) take B1305 (Benwell et al.)
    After the first (immediate) bend continue forward ignoring turns to the right.
    Local traffic can approach via Armstrong Road and South Benwell Rd.
    Bus 1 (Cobalt – City – Slatyford) to Atkinson Rd. School (search NE4 8XT) on Armstrong Road. 750m. walk via S. Benwell Rd.

    Parking: by the western entrance to the park along Whitehouse Road, near the Whitehouse Industrial Estate. Plenty of parking along Whitehouse Road, a quiet cul-de-sac.
    Postcode NE15 6LN

    Courses: Yellow (entirely in the Park); Orange (mostly in the Park but uses part of the cycleway); Long Orange (uses both the Park and the Cycleway equally)

    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: Joanne Field
    Planner: Fred Miller

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

  • Notes

    Final League Scores and Class Leader nominations linked from the results page.


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