Summer LOP 2023 No.2 Morpeth Carlisle Park

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    • Registration opens: 6:00 pm closes: 7:00 pm
    • Starts from: 6:00 pm

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    Second 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.

    Terrain: Park and urban, with a mixture of park paths, wooded areas and residential streets and roads. Some steep areas off the path on the orange courses.

    Travel: To Carlisle Park, Morpeth. Entrance from across the river in Newmarket car park, NE61 1LN, ///cucumber.handlebar.scatter (next to the old leisure centre).
    Bus: X14, X15, X18 Newcastle via Regent Centre Metro to Castle Square opposite the old courthouse roughly every 20 minutes. The quickest stop is from Castle square opposite the old courthouse. Enter the park and follow the river to the start (5-minute walk). Alternatively, you can get off at Morpeth bus station and cross via Newmarket car park as above. Buses Arriva 2 (Blyth), 35 (Newbiggin, Ashington) terminate at Morpeth bus station (600 m.)
    Train: Newcastle (LNER 17:50 / Northern 17:57) to Morpeth station which is a 10-minute walk from Carlisle Park. Follow the road into Morpeth. Cross into Carlisle Park opposite the old courthouse as above.

    Parking: Newmarket carpark as above. Parking disc required only until 6 p.m.

    Registration: 5 minutes from the Newmarket carpark. Cross the river and then to the right of the pavilion, next to the bandstand and opposite the (close 5:30 p.m.) toilets.

    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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