- Registration opens: 6:00 pm closes: 7:00 pm
- Starts from: 6:00 pm
Third 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: Country park with grassy areas and open woodland on the north bank of the River Tyne. Courses use the network of surfaced and gravel tracks in the park and on the edges of adjacent farmland. A minor road leading to the cottages at Blayney Row runs through the area. Some courses may cross this. As a no-through road, traffic is light and sightlines are good.
Travel: Leave A6085 Scotswood to Throckley Road in Newburn Village. Turn down Station Road (by Lloyd’s Bank) towards the Tyne and right at the bottom.
From the west follow “Newburn ” from A69.
Beyond the houses, at the first significant bend enter the car park NZ160656 on the right via low pillared entrance. Beware oncoming traffic on the bend. ///keeps.desk.basis
From south of the river: from B6317 Ryton to Blaydon road, turn onto Haugh Lane and Newburn Bridge Road at lights. Across the bridge turn left and continue forward as above.
Bus 62 Killingworth > City > Chapel House or Throckley to Newburn Village (approx. 1 km.)
Bus 22 Silverlink > City > Throckley to Newburn Village as above.
Metro: to Central Station, then bus 22 as above.
Registration: In the car park
Start & Finish across road near Sports Centre Entrance. BEWARE of traffic here and elsewhere in the park area.
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, cyclists and other park users.
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