Spring Local Series: 1. Newburn

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

    First 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: Courses are on both surfaced paths around habitation (both within the park and also adjoining residential streets) and unsurfaced footpaths through woodland and across open grass areas and farmland.  At time of writing some of the paths are quite saturated. 

    Travel: Leave A6085 Scotswood to Throckley Road in Newburn Village. Turn down Station Road towards the Tyne and right at the bottom.
    From the west follow “Newburn ” from A69.
    Beyond the houses, at the first significant bend with Leisure Centre on your left, (NE15 8ND) enter the car park NZ160656 on the right via low pillared entrance. Beware oncoming traffic on the bend. ///keeps.desk.basis
    From south of the river: from B6317 Ryton to Blaydon road, turn onto Haugh Lane and Newburn Bridge Road at lights. Across the bridge turn left and continue forward as above.
    Bus 62 Killingworth > City > Chapel House or Throckley to Newburn Village (approx. 1 km.)
    Bus 22 Silverlink > City > Throckley to Newburn Village as above.
    Metro: to Central Station, then bus 22 as above.

    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 (2.3 km.) ~ Orange (3.0 km.) ~ Long Orange (5.1 km.). Distances subject to final planning.
    Orange courses are measured straight line. Optimal routes will be longer.
    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). Three results needed to qualify for Class Leader.

    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 ar

    League points.

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