Autumn/Winter LOP 2023/4 Wylam

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

    Photos: Mike Broadhurst

    Fourth 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: The courses are on unsurfaced footpaths through open woodland and across rough grassland.  If the weather is wet the paths may be very slippery, so studded shoes are recommended. Leg cover recommended for Long Orange and Orange courses.

    Travel: Wylam is signed from A69 and A695 at Crawcrook.
    Bus: Bus: Tynedale Links 684 (GoNorthEast) Hexham to Newcastle
    Tynedale Links 686 (GoNorthEast) Prudhoe – Crawcrook – Wylam
    Rail: Northern Rail to Wylam Station hourly from Newcastle and Hexham.

    Parking: Start/Finish in the Old Station car park (NE41 8DZ) ~ ///spice/unwound/relished
    Parking in this car park is likely to be limited. There is a car park at the railway station and ample on-street parking on Elm Bank Road. There is also on-street parking in Wylam generally.

    Parking map

    Public toilets in the Jubilee Playing Fields approximately 300m west of the start/finish area.

    Entry: Senior £5.00 Junior £2.00 Family £5.00. Entry on the day only.  Please provide exact change.
    Large groups should give prior notice, please.

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

    Final League scores and class leaders.

    Apologies to some competitors who had to enter Orange as the Long Orange maps appeared to run out but a further supply was found and then they did actually run out. The Orange also ran out and someone had to run Yellow. Thanks to Fred and Mike for control collecting, especially Mike who had a long wait to start as there were many competitors and we had to patch up a cut finger. A special thanks as he had the high and remote controls to collect in.

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