Spring LOP 2023 No.3 Seaton Sluice

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

    Third 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.

    Travel: A193 Blyth Road from Whitley Bay. Turn right immediately before the bridge over the harbour.
    A1061 from A189 Spine Road southbound, right onto A193 from Blyth OR A190 from Seaton Delaval, Seghill and A189 northbound all to Seaton Sluice seafront roundabout. Turn right, cross bridge and immediately left.

    Bus: 308 & 309 Newcastle > Whitley Bay > Seaton Sluice > Blyth (return tickets now interchangeable).
    X7 Newcastle > Seaton Delaval > Seaton Sluice > Blyth (700 m. to registration)

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    Parking: Considerate roadside parking Collywell Bay Road or nearby NE26 4QZ what3words.com/voting.swift.lies
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    Registration: Opposite Seaton Sluice Health Centre.

    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: Public toilets nearby. Various pubs with meals. Fish & Chips. Tea shop. Playground at Fountain Head Car Park.

    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.
    Some parts of the harbour are unfenced. Extra care should be taken when on paths alongside.

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