Spring Local Series: 3. Gallagher Park, Bedlington

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

    Third 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.

    Travel:Map. From A189 northbound, exit left after crossing the River Blyth (B1331/A1147). Keep left and turn left at the lights to Bedlington Station. After the road bends sharp right, turn left across the railway. Forward to the mini roundabout and right into the estate. Follow (Chatsworth Drive) for 350 metres.
    From A189 southbound exit “Cambois”, left off the slip road and immediately right (E.Sleekburn W.). Follow to the lights above, where forward as above.
    From Bedlington Town Centre follow Cambois/Bedlington Station to turn left at the (painted) mini roundabout near a Shell Service station.
    Bus X21 Newcastle <> Ashington/Newbiggin via Regent Centre Metro. Stops either side of mini roundabout. Walk along Chatsworth Drive (400 m.).

    Parking: Considerate roadside parking, please, on or adjacent to Chatsworth Drive close to junction with Wynyard Drive. NE22 5YH  ///shimmered.crumple.divide There was some concern by residents last year that a hazard had been created.

    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 (1.5 – 2.0 km.) ~ Orange (2.0 – 3.0 km.) ~ Long Orange (3.5 – 5.0 km.).
    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.

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