Festive Frolics, Plessey

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    This year’s Christmas Event will again feature the Plessey Challenge mass start head to head race as well as a range of other courses.

    Terrain: Country Park. Mixed woodland, paths, tracks.

    Travel: Follow the Country Park Brown Signs from Junction of the A192 and A1068, South west of Bedlington.
    Bus X21 or X22 Haymarket > Regent Centre > Hartford Bridge > Ashington > Newbiggin
    Car Park: Country Park car park. NZ238803 Map ///heartless.video.parading
    First hour – Free. Up to two hours – £2.00. Over two hours – £4.00. Cash or PayByPhone

    Entry: Entries now open via SIentries. Closing date 10th December (midnight).
    Limited entry on the day for White, Yellow, Orange. Pre enter if at all possible to avoid disappointment.
    Starts: 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Colour courses: Turn up and go. No time slots.
    Plessey Challenge mass start 11:00 a.m. at The Meadow. Meet at the Visitors Centre @10:50 a.m. to walk to start together.
    Seniors (M/W21+): £7.00 Juniors (M/W20-): £2.00

    • White and Santa’s Trail (0.9 km. ~ 15m. climb)
    • Yellow (1.6 km. ~ 25 m. climb)
    • Orange (2.8 km. ~ 35 m. climb)
    • Light Green (3.4 km. ~ 60 m. climb)
    • Plessey Challenge (5.5 km. ~ min 65m. climb)- a mass start head to head race – start 11:00 a.m. A sprint followed by a score, and both have a combined time limit of 40 mins.

    Map: 1:5000

    Facilities: Toilets. Children’s Play Area.

    Presentations: Please stay for presentation.

    Organiser/Planner (Challenge)/ Controller: Katherine Brown <crosbybrownAThotmail.com>
    Planner (Colour Coded): Hannah Brown

    Safety: Orienteering is an adventure sport. Please take care. Risks have been assessed.
    Please bring your own requirement of water.
    Please be aware of dog walkers, small children and other park users.
    Any relevant medical information should be declared at pre entry.