Summer LOP 2023 No.6 Whitley Bay Links

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

    Sixth 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: Coastal promenade and cliff top open grassland with path network allow fast running. Some steps.

    Travel: Eastbound: A1058 Coast Road, left at Tynemouth Pool roundabout onto A192 (“Whitley Bay”). Use the right hand lane to briefly follow A191 (“Whitley Bay”) and being careful of lane markings on this short stretch, resume A192 (“Sea Front”) from the left lane. Forward at the next 2 roundabouts passing West Monkseaton Metro and right at the third (A1148 “Sea Front”). At the coast turn left at roundabout on to A193. U turn at the second right turn central reservation crossing and enter Ocean View / Briardene car park (no charge 4 hours maximum). Google maps Streetmap: NE26 4NG ///serves.junior.loud

    Southbound on A19, exit at Holystone junction and take first exit on to A186. Continue over many roundabouts until Earsdon roundabout and take the second exit on to A192. At first roundabout take first exit on to A1148 towards coast as above.

    Metro: Monkseaton. Walk down Marine Avenue towards the coast then turn north and walk along The Links. 2 km. 30 minutes walk.
    Bus: 308 (Haymarket > Coast Road > Whitley Bay > Blyth) 309 (Haymarket > Cobalt > Whitley Bay > Blyth) alternate to stop: Hastings Avenue or Briardene adjacent to the Car Park..

    Registration: Courses start and finish at Ocean View / Briardene car park and pass close to Dukes Walk car park to the south.

    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).

    Facilities: Toilets (only guaranteed until 5:00 p.m. May be available later.) at Dukes Walk (foot of A1148 600m. south of registration along promenade). N.B. Briardene Pub currently closed.

    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.
    Very popular area so please be considerate towards other users and be aware of dog walkers and cyclists. – please be alert for moving vehicles. Emergency and maintenance vehicles may also use the promenade at times.

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