Spring LOP 2023 No.4 Weetslade

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    • Registration opens: 10:00 am closes: 11:00 am
    • Starts from: 10:00 am
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    Fourth 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: From A1 follow A1056 (Killingworth) to roundabout at A189. (N.B. Major roadworks here) First (sharp) exit onto B1319 Brown signed (Weetslade Colliery Country Park).
    From A189 north or southbound at A1056 roundabout (roadworks) take B1319 as above. Map
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    Bus 52 Newcastle to Cramlington via Four Lane Ends & Killingworth.
    Alight Clarke’s Terrace/Weetslade Road end in Dudley. (600 m. No footway).

    Parking & Registration: Country Park Car Park – NZ259723 – Nearest Postcode: NE23 7LZ

    Courses: Yellow (2.0 km. 20m. climb)
    Orange (2.9 km. 40m. climb)
    Long Orange (3.6 km. 70m. climb)

    Maps ands Controls: Sites will be marked with a miniature O sign and blue/white 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.

    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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