Killingworth Urban

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    • Starts from: 11:30 am

    Update 20/08/21 Provisional distances added.
    Update 24/08/21 Map scales added.
    Update 1/9/21: Course Control numbers and Course Notes added.
    Update 7/9/21: Descriptions download added.

    An urban event in the exceptional area for this discipline that is Killingworth Township. A mix of planning styles and open spaces that offer route choice and few places to ease concentration. An area large enough for long courses yet compact and almost traffic free for veterans and aspiring juniors to test their skills in the complex garths into which Killingworth is divided.

    Pandemic: This event will be conducted with regard to Government and British Orienteering guidelines in force at the time. Participation is conditional upon accepting the code of conduct for participants. It is important that you refer to the full document.
    Note in particular:

    • Do not attend if showing Covid-19 symptoms or are isolating or in quarantine.
    • Arrive reasonably close to your allocated start slot.
    • Respect Social Distancing at all times. Be particularly careful at the start, download and narrow pinch points.
    • Please use hand sanitiser available at Start and Download.
    • No entry on the day. See pre entry details below.
    • No dibber hire on the day. See long term hire details below.
    • Avoiding potential exposure to Covid-19 is more important than saving a few seconds at a control.
    • Leave the area promptly after your run with no picnicking or socialising.
    • A comprehensive risk assessment (covid appropriate) has been prepared.

    Travel: Map From A19 exit and follow “Killingworth A1056”
    At the first roundabout take first exit “Killingworth”
    (#) At the next roundabout take first exit “Citadel East”
    At the mini rdbt turn right and then turn in left (O signed) Stratford Close.
    From A189 take A1056 (“Killingworth”) across the first roundabout and right at the next “Killingworth” Then from (#) above.
    Local traffic from B1505 Great Lime Rd. cross the lake, take right at the roundabout and left at the mini roundabout. Turn right after the lighted crossing.
    Buses from all parts to Killingworth Bus Station (200m. past Shire Horse pub & over the pedestrian crossing). Travel Planner.

    Parking: Killingworth Social Club, Stratford Place, NE12 6UQ Map NZ280713

    Entries: Online Pre entry only via SiEntries. No entry on the day.
    Entries are open and close Sunday 5th September midnight.
    Seniors (M/W21+): £7.00 Juniors (M/W20-): £2.00

    Course notes: Do not to attempt to cross the lake.
    A number of underpasses/crossings at roads or OOB are marked on the map – mandatory for course 5, advisory for adult courses and close to optimum routes. Cross sometimes busy roads with care.

    Starts: Allocated 15 minute time slots between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Start and finish are very close to the event centre.

    Punching: SPORTident electronic (contactless enabled) on all controls.No dibber loan on the day.
    Long term (non SIAC) advance loan to NATO club members by post until end of October @ £5. Apply in good time with your pre entry.
    Dibbers are available for purchase from £29 upwards from SPORTident

    Courses: Six courses cover all age groups from Open to Junior M/W12, and will be a challenge to novices. Children under age 12 are recommended to be accompanied by a family member.

    1. Men Open, Veteran Men (M40+),
    Women Open
    50 m climb
    2. Super Veteran Men (M55+),
    Veteran Women (W40+)
    8.0 km.
    40 m climb
    3. Ultra Veteran Men (M65+),
    Super Veteran Women (W55+)
    6.1 km.
    30 m climb
    4. Hyper Veteran Men (M75+),
    Ultra Veteran Women (W65+),
    Hyper Veteran Women (W75+)
    3.6 km.
    20 m climb
    5. Junior Men (M16-) & Junior Women (W16-),
    Long Novice
    4.3 km.
    30 m climb
    6. Young Junior Men (M12-)
    Young Junior Women (W12-), Short Novice
    1.9 km.
    10 m climb
    Distances shown are by the shortest practical route. Subject to final controlling.

    Descriptions: Printed on the map and download here now available.

    Map: 1:5000 for courses 1 & 2 on A3. 1:4000 for other courses on A4 by Fred Miller.

    Facilities: At the Social Club toilets and bar open for refreshments. Please observe any covid precautions in place. Major shopping facilities close by.

    Dogs: Under close control

    Important: Since many competitors may not be familiar with what constitutes out of bounds or uncrossable in urban events, we show below details of the relevant symbols.
    Urban/sprint map symbols are available here.

    Officials: Organiser: Willard Wright 07715422551
    Planner: Allie Wilson Craw
    Controller: Frank Shillitoe

    Safety: Be aware of urban hazards – traffic, cycles, pedestrians particularly at blind corners. Please take care of yourself and others. Risks have been assessed.
    Please bring your own requirement of water.

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