Northern Navigators Orienteering Club



invite you to the October Odyssey, a 2 day Regional event at

Day 1 - Washington Central (Urban event)

on Saturday, 7th October 2017


F I N A L   D E T A I L S


Competition :

The October Odyssey is a 2 day Regional event.

To be competitive in the competition you must run the course for your age class - see below for details.

October Odyssey certificates will be awarded to class winners based on the combined result over both days.

This day is also an NEOL event - to be competitive you should run the course for your class. See here for further details.

Travel :

The area is to the SE of the Washington Galleries shopping complex.

It can be accessed from the A182, Washington Highway or the A1231, Sunderland Highway.

Parking :There are ample free parking places around the Galleries and probably the nearest may be the ones to the west of ASDA at grid ref NZ299560 nearest post code NE38 7NF. This is a short 5 minute walk to registration which will be in the Leisure Centre, to the south of ASDA, grid ref NZ301559 nearest post code NE38 7NF. There is NO parking at the Leisure Centre. Registration will be signed from the SE corner of ASDA.
Registration :

DAY 1 from 10.30 - 12.30, with starts from 11.00 - 1.00.

Courses :(in line with BO guidelines for urban events)
 Course 1Men Open
 Course 2Veteran Men (40+)Women Open
 Course 3Super Vet men (55+)Veteran Women (40+)
 Course 4Ultra Vet Men (65+)Super Vet Women (55+)
 Course 5Hyper Vet Men (75+)Ultra Vet Women (65+), Hyper Vet Women (75+)
 Course 6M16 and underW16 and under
 Course 7M12 and underW12 and under
Fees :

Senior (aged 21 and over) - £6

Junior (aged 20 and under) + students - £2

Pre-entry :There is NO pre-entry for this event. Entry on the day only - first come first served.

This event is to use the SportIdent (SI) electronic punching system.

SI cards will be available for hire on the day at a cost of £1 per day.

There will be a £40 charge for un-returned or lost SI cards.

Note - SI cards must be used by the same person each day.

Map & area :Day 1 - Washington Central (kindly loaned to us by NATO) - Scale 1:5000, 5m contours, symbols to ISSOM2007, surveyed and drawn by Fred Miller (NATO), 2017, last used in June 2017. Maps will only have a limited legend. Course 1 map wil be slightly larger than A4 (365 x 280), other maps will be A4 in size, printed on waterproof paper and have the courses overprinted. Courses 2-4 will have double sided maps. The area is a typical 'new town' urban area with quiet estate roads, pathways and open spaces.
Control desc :will be on the front of the map for all courses. They will be in written format for Course 7, but pictorial for all other courses. They can be downloaded here. Click here for a copy of the IOF pictorial control descriptions.
Facilities :Toilets, shops, eating areas are available in the Galleries and toilets are also in the Leisure Centre. Sorry there will be no water at the finish, please bring your own supply.
Dogs :Dogs will be allowed, but please not on the courses.
Results :Full results will be posted on the NN website -

If you require a paper copy of the results, please leave your details at registration with 50p to cover postage.

Officials :Organiser - Boris Spence, tel: 01670 860897, email
 Planner - Debby Warren
 Controller - Julian Warren
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