Cramlington Urban

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    • Starts from: 10:30 am

    Regional Urban Event

    Entries now open until 29th October
    Update 26/10/23 Course details added. Safety information updated

    Terrain: Complex modern housing estates. Lots of footpaths, underpasses and green spaces. Very little climb.

    Assembly: Army Reserve Centre, High Pit, Cramlington (NE23 6RA ~ NZ276764 )
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    Toilets here. 

    Travel: From A189 northbound take B1505 exit “Cramlington & E. Cramlington Ind. Est.” Right off the slip road & first right signed “Army Reserve Centre” (O-signed here), which is on the right behind Alex Scott Cars.

    From A189 southbound take exit to “Cramlington & E. Cramlington Ind. Est.”. At the slip road foot turn left at the roundabout onto B1326 and right at T junction (lights) (O-signed here) onto B1505.
    After approx. 350 m. turn right signed “Army Reserve Centre” (O-signed here) . AR centre is on the right as above.

    Direct Bus: X8 Haymarket > S.Gosforth > Burradon > High Pit > Blyth (9:40 hourly) Stops adjacent.
    X8 Blyth > Bebside > High Pit > Newcastle (9:34 hourly) Stops adjacent.
    57A North Shields (9:56) > Whitley Bay (10:16) > S. Delaval > High Pit > Ashington

    CoursesDistance (Straight Line)Best route distanceControls
    Brown7.1 km.+20% / 30%26
    Blue5.7 km.+20% / 30%19
    Green4.1 km.+20% / 30%19
    Light Green3.6 km.+20% / 30%18
    Orange3.5 km.~ 1.8 km.15
    Yellow1.8 km.~ 3.5 km.13
    Runners <16 restricted to certain courses. See note below for details.

    At times running on any course may be along pavements and verges alongside estate roads.
    All major roads are OOB. Most are negotiated by compulsory underpass but two marshalled crossings enable crossing of Village Road.
    Estate roads are all slow speed and have limited traffic but all competitors are reminded to take care crossing any road and avoid pedestrians and cyclists on paths and tracks. These conditions enables U16s to consider entering up to Green..

    Entry: Online Pre entry only via SIEntries. No entry on the day except for Yellow and Orange courses.
    Entries now open and close 29th October at midnight.
    Seniors (M/W21+): £7.00 Juniors (M/W20-): £2.00

    Map: A3 portrait at 1:4000 for all courses   Mapper was Adrian Barns with updates by Fred Miller.

    Descriptions:  Printed on the front of the map and loose descriptions provided at the start.

    Punching: SportIdent.

    Starts: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 10 minutes walk to start via manned road crossing. Courses close 2:30 p.m.

    Facilities: Toilets at the Army Reserve Centre. 

    Dogs: Under close control.

    Planner: Lewis Balfour
    Organiser: Jim Gardner (07982 773071)
    Controller: Allie Wilson Craw (NATO)

    Safety: Be aware of urban hazards – traffic, cycles, pedestrians particularly at blind corners. Please take care of yourself and others. Major roads are crossed by compulsory underpasses. All major roads are out of bounds. Risks have been assessed. See also note below course details.
    Please bring your own requirement of water.

    Apologies for the omission of club affiliation.

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