Autumn/Winter LOP 2023/4 Silverlink

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

    At Silverlink Biodiversity Park, Cobalt Office Park off A191, off A19 (NZ314702 )

    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.

    Terrain: Small country park with footpath network and central hill. Longer courses will visit areas of the open plan office park. Orange and Long Orange course participants will have to cross minor roads, but Yellow course participants will not cross any roads.
    Travel: A19 From Holystone exit take A191 (roundabout 2nd exit) then 2nd exit at next two roundabouts. Parking 500 m on right opposite Village Hotel. ///forkful.slips.foremost
    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 (NE27 0BY).
    Bus: 309 Newcastle – Whitley Bay/Blyth adjacent.
    Stagecoach 1 & 22 from various parts of Newcastle.
    Metro: Northumberland Park + Bus 19 (9:31 / 10:01 / 10:31) to Village Hotel or 1.5 km walk.
    Bicycle: National Cycle Network Route 10 (NCN 10 – The Reivers Cycle Route) crosses the event map, and is 250m from the assembly area at its closest. The Coast Road cycle route is 1.2km away, and NCN 72 (Hadrians Cycle Route) is 3km away – both routes connect to NCN10 (Reivers). See OpenStreetMap

    Entry: Senior £4.00 Junior £2.00 Family £4.00. Entry on the day only.  Please provide exact change.
    Large groups should give prior notice, please.

    Yellow (1.8 km. ~ climb 25 m.)
    Orange (3.2 km. ~ climb 20 m.)
    Long Orange (5.7 km. ~ climb 55 m.).
    Maps ands Controls
    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. All runners will be issued with a loan dibber which will be downloaded off site. Timing tickets will be issued at download.
    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).

    Safety: Orienteering is an adventure sport. Risks have been assessed and mitigated as far as possible . However, participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
    Please bring your own requirement of water.
    Please be aware of dog walkers, small children and other park users.

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