Spring LOP 2023 No. 1 Doctor Pit, Bedlington

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

    First in a series of low key local Saturday morning events, in and around Tyneside, with a league to encourage participation and competition. Courses ideal for beginners and families as well as the more experienced wanting some training competition.

    Credit: Mary Rack

    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 mini roundabout.
    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

    Registration: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Yellow (1.8 km. 35 m. climb) Orange (2.6 km. 50 m. climb) Long Orange (3.6 km. 50 m. climb)

    Maps and 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.

    Scoring: 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).

    Fees: Senior £4.00 Junior £2.00 Family £4.00. Correct payment, please.

    Facilities: Public Toilets at the rail crossing on the way from the A189 NE22 5HB
    Customer toilets at Morrisons Schalksmuhle Road.

    Series Coordinator: Mary Rack <maryrackATaol.com>

    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 are responsible for their own safety during the event.
    Please bring your own requirement of water.
    Please be aware of dog walkers, small children and other park users.

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