Spring LOP 2023 No.5 Wylam

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    • Registration opens: 10:00 am closes: 11:00 am
    • Starts from: 10:00 am
    Photos: Mike Broadhurst

    Fifth 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: Wylam is signed from A69 and A695 at Crawcrook.
    Northern Rail to Wylam Station hourly from Newcastle and Hexham.
    Bus: Tynedale Links 684 (GoNorthEast) Hexham to Newcastle
    Tynedale Links 686 (GoNorthEast) Prudhoe – Crawcrook – Wylam

    Parking: Start/Finish in the Old Station car park (NE41 8DS), ///spice/unwound/relished
    Parking in this car park is likely to be limited. There is a car park at the railway station and ample on-street parking on Elm Bank Road. There is also on-street parking in Wylam generally.

    Public toilets in the Jubilee Playing Fields approximately 300m west of the start/finish area.

    Terrain: The courses are on unsurfaced footpaths through open woodland and across rough grassland.  If the weather is wet the paths will be very slippery, so studded shoes are recommended. Leg cover recommended for Long Orange and Orange courses.
    The long orange course passes across part of the Tyne Riverside Permanent Course. Please ignore any permanently attached control markers.  

    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.

    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.
    If the weather is wet the paths will be very slippery, so studded shoes are recommended.
    Please bring your own requirement of water.
    Please be aware of dog walkers, small children and other park users.

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