Summer LOP No.5 Wallsend Richardson Dees Park

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

    Fifth 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: Varies from formal parkland to open grassland and woodland. Intricate path network.

    Travel: To Prince Road, Wallsend. NZ296671 NE28 8DN ///afford.richer.highs
    Eastbound on A1058 Coast Road take long exit lane to A186 (Wallsend) and fourth roundabout exit onto Station Road (A186). Prince Road is the third turn left just after pedestrian lights.
    Westbound on A1058 Coast Road take long exit lane “Wallsend”, right at the mini roundabout where the road curves to run parallel to the Coast Road. First exit at the roundabout and then as above.
    From A193 Wallsend High Street, turn north at the central lights (Station Road). Right into Prince Road 150 m past a green space.
    Wallsend Metro and Bus Station : 1 km. Nearest main bus stops: Wallsend Town Centre High Street. From both take Station Road as above on foot or take local bus 41/41a from Metro up Station Road.

    Parking: Considerate roadside parking, please.

    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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