Autumn/Winter LOP 2021/2 Ponteland

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    • Location: Ponteland Park and surrounding streets.
    • Registration opens: 10:00 am closes: 11:00 am
    • Starts from: 10:00 am

    Update 24/10/21: New information on parking, course lengths & map scales

    Third 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: Ponteland Park alongside the River Pont and surrounding streets for longer courses.

    Travel: Ponteland is on the A696 Newcastle – Jedburgh road, 3 km. N.W. of Newcastle Airport.
    Northbound turn left off Main Street (A696) just beyond Waitrose and immediately look left to Car Park.
    Bus: X78 9:55 from Eldon Sq. via Kenton Bankfoot to Memorial Hall, Darras Rd. Short walk connections could be made from the Metro at Bankfoot.

    Parking: Memorial Hall, Darras Road, Ponteland, NE20 9NX
    Registration, start & finish will be in the Memorial Hall Cark Park. Competitors may park in the carpark by paying the appropriate fee online by . Beware that failure to pay the fee will result in a hefty fine! For details please see
    As we are using this private car park for our event please support the Memorial Hall Charity by paying the modest fee (e.g. 3 hours for 70p) rather than parking in nearby streets.   

    There is an alternative free car park at Thornhill Road shown on this map. The others need a parking disc and as mentioned before the Ponteland Memorial Hall uses an App.

    Courses: Yellow (1.9 km.) ~Map scale: 1:5000
    Orange (3.2 km.)~Map scale: 1:5000
    Long Orange (4.9 km.)~Map scale: 1:10 000.

    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: Jeremy Lakey

    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:
    November 13th: Wallsend Parks
    December 4th: Silverlink (venue change)

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