Summer LOP 2023 No.1 Leazes Park

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    • 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.

    Ornamental parkland, plus an area of grassland to the north with many scattered trees and some small blocks of woodland

    Travel: To Leazes Park, Newcastle. Richardson Rd entrance. ///miss.beard.overnight NE2 4BJ
    Richardson Road runs alongside S.W. side of Royal Victoria Infirmary.
    Metro: St. James or Haymarket (1 km.) On foot, please avoid walking through the park.
    Bus: Stagecoach 32 and 36 Arriva 47 to RVI Dental Hosp. stop close by park entrance. See links for routes.

    Parking: Small car park in the park near the above entrance. (£1.90 p. hr. (pay by phone 89042) until 7:00 p.m.)
    Pay & Display parking along Richardson Road. ((R.Rd. Upper: £1.60 (pay by phone 71069) or (R.Rd. Lower £1.50 p. hr. (pay by phone 71070) both until 6:30 p.m.)

    Registration: By the Tower Cafe close by the park entrance.

    Entry: Senior £4.00 Junior £2.00 Family £4.00. Entry on the day only.  Please provide exact change.
    Large groups should give prior notice, please.

    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.
    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).

    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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