Exhibition Park, Newcastle
- Location: Brandling Park
- Registration opens: 6:00 pm closes: 7:00 pm
- Starts from: 6:00 pm
First in a series of low key local Wednesday evening events, in and around Tyneside, with a league to encourage participation and competition. Courses suitable for beginners and the more experienced wanting some training competition.
Meeting point: Brandling Park NE2 4RR ///eggs.wins.puns
Travel: Parking: Lambton Road E. End (P & D until 18:30) Beware Resident Permit bays.
Metro: Jesmond 500 m.
Buses into town via Great North Road have a stop for Brandling Park just after the motorway peels off. Underpass direct into the park.
Yellow (1.5 – 2.0 km.) ~ Orange (2.0 – 3.0 km.) ~ Long Orange (3.5 – 5.0 km.).
Courses have been designed so there are no road crossing/street running and are mainly entirely in the park. Courses involve using an underpass. Orange and Long Orange will have a few controls just outside of the southern entrance to the park so two underpasses are used. Also courses could go close to the lake- no swimming even if hot!!! Take care near it. Courses maybe slightly shorter than usual but will be (hopefully) a fun way to start a Summer of Wednesday Night Orienteering.
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.
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
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