Killingworth Urban

    • Date:
    • Location: Killingworth White Swan Centre
    • Starts from: 11:30 am

    Event in the UKUL (UK Urban League) Calendar

    Update 7/5/23: Map scales/formats, Safety and OOB issues.

    Killingworth was built in the 1960s in an avant garde and brutalist style.  This is combined with more recent additions to offer a challenging variety of styles including a mix of complex street systems and open areas.

    Travel: Google Maps
    From the North: From A1 or A189 (Spine Rd) follow A19 to junction for Killingworth A1056 which follow to the first roundabout, taking first exit. Forward at the next roundabout into the Shopping Centre Car Park.
    From the South via Tyne Tunnel (toll – pay by midnight next day) follow A19 to junction for Killingworth A1056 as above.
    From the South or A69 via A1 Western Bypass exit for A1056 Killingworth. At the major roundabout follow A1056 forward. After the road climbs for about a mile, turn right at the roundabout. Signed Killingworth, Leisure Centre at the roundabout exit only. Forward into the car park as above.
    Public Transport: Bus Services at Killingworth Bus Station, adjacent to the White Swan centre.
    For visitors arriving at Newcastle Central Rail, the simplest route is to take Metro train to Four Lane Ends Interchange and 62/63 bus onward to Killingworth thus avoiding walking through the city. Allow 50 to 60 minutes.

    Parking: Town Centre Car Park “Killingworth Shopping Centre” Entrance: ///glass.darker.harder

    Assembly: Ground Floor, White Swan Centre, Citadel East, Killingworth. NE12 6SS
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    Facilities: In the White Swan Centre: Enquiries, Toilets, Space to leave bags during your run.
    Cake stall in aid of North East Juniors.
    Tea and coffee will be available. Please provide your own mug.

    Entry: via SIentries open now. Entries close Sunday 14th May.
    Limited entry on the day for novice courses 6 & 7 only.

    Map: by Fred Miller.

    Starts: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Courses close 3:30 p.m.

    Courses: Distance
    Optimum route
    Course 1 Open 10.740A3 ~ 1:5000
    Course 2 Women open,M40+ M20-8.450A3 ~ 1:5000
    Course 3 W40+, M55+ W20-6.335A3 ~ 1:5000
    Course 4 W55+, M65+ 5.425A3 ~ 1:5000
    Course 5 W65+, M75+3.925A4 ~ 1:5000
    Course 6 M/W16-, Novice Long3.720A4 ~ 1:5000
    course 7 M/W 12-, Novice short1.810A4 ~ 1:5000
    Under sixteens actual age are restricted to Course 6 or 7

    Planner’s Notes: Some roads are marked OOB. A number of underpasses/crossings at these roads are marked on the map: mandatory crossing points for courses 1-3, 6 and 7.
    Courses 1- 4 have some advisory crossings close to optimum routes. Please take care crossing roads.

    Officials: Organiser: Mary Rack ~
    Planner: Katherine Brown
    Controller: Julian Warren (NN)

    Safety: Orienteering is an adventure sport.  A comprehensive risk assessment for the event will be prepared and identified risks mitigated. However, please be aware that participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
    Be aware of urban hazards – traffic, cycles, pedestrians particularly at blind corners.

    Apologies for delayed full results caused by a series of unfortunate circumstances.
    “View the results” link above leads to the official results file showing results by course and class.
    The links below are to the simple pdfs originally published.
    Please upload your route to RouteGadget.
    Guidance available: “How to upload a route”

    Thank you to donors and customers of the refreshment stall which enables N.E.Junior Squad to add £67 to their training fund.

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