Spring LOP 2023 No.2 Nunsmoor North, Newcastle

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

    Second 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.

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    Travel: From City: Take A167 (Jedburgh) from central motorway. On approach to Cowgate major lighted junction, keep right into right turn filter lane (Cowgate Shopping Centre).
    From A1 southbound, take A167 (jct 77 “City Centre” ) to Cowgate major lighted junction and filter left into Cowgate Shopping Centre.
    From South & West (from A69) take A1 northbound to jct 76 and follow A167 (City West) to Cowgate junction where forward into Shopping Centre.
    Bus: Stagecoach 62 Killingworth, Four Lane Ends, Blackett St, Chapel House/Throckley
    Stagecoach 71/72/87 Blackett St to various destinations. All buses to Cowgate (shops).
    Cross the dual carriageway by subway. Take care on the road by the shops.

    Parking: Ponteland Rd., Cowgate, Newcastle. NE5 3AL ~ NZ224662 ~ ///answer.glitz.eggs
    Park along Ponteland Road in laybys in front of the PDSA or flats or along the South side of Ponteland Road slightly further East towards the golf clubhouse.

    Registration: On Ponteland Road.

    Courses: 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.

    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: None

    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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