- Location: Silverlink Biodiversity Park
- Starts from: 10:00 am
Update: 24/11/21 Course lengths added. Course details (roads) added.
At Silverlink Biodiversity Park, Cobalt Office Park off A191, off A19 (NZ314702 )
Fifth 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: Small country park with footpath network and central hill. Longer courses will visit areas of the open plan office park.
A19 From Holystone exit take A191 (roundabout 2nd exit) then 2nd exit at next two roundabouts. Parking 500 m on right.
A1058 from Coast Road follow Silverlink and then forward at each roundabout except right at Lexus showroom. Look out for small car park (O signed) on right opposite Village Hotel.
Bus: 309 Newcastle – Whitley Bay/Blyth adjacent. (every 15 mins)
Stagecoach 1 & 22 from various parts of Newcastle.
Metro: Northumberland Park + Bus 19 (9:32 / 10:02 / 10:32) to Village Hotel or 1.5 km walk.
Small park car park opposite Village Hotel (NE27 0BY)
Courses: Yellow (1.6 km.) ~ Orange (3.7 km.) ~ Long Orange (5.3 km.)
Note: Yellow is contained within the park, so no road crossings.
The orange courses use crossing points – take care!
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 ~ triciadavies01ATgmail.com
Planner: Andrew Rice
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.
January 22nd: Rising Sun
League table linked from results list.
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