Northern Navigators Orienteering Club



invite you to a Sprint event at

Saltwell Park, Gateshead

part of the 'North Country Triple'

on Saturday, 15th June 2019

P R O V I S I O N A L   D E T A I L S


Competition :

This is the second event in the 'North Country Triple' - two days of linked Urban / Sprint events in N.E.Cumbria and Tyneside, comprising a BL Urban event in Brampton (Saturday morning), an NN Sprint event in Saltwell Park (Saturday afternoon) and culminating with a NATO Urban event in Newcastle / Gateshead (Sunday morning).

Travel :

Saltwell Park can be accessed from the A167 (Durham Road) - this links the A1, at the Angel of the North, through Gateshead to the centre of Newcastle. The event will be signed from a junction on the Durham Road and Joicey Road at grid ref NZ257606, nearest postcode NE9 5PB. The SE entrance to the main car park is at grid ref NZ255606, nearest postcode NE9 5AT.

Registration :

Starts from 3-5pm, other details tba

Courses :details tba
Fees :

Senior (aged 21 and over) - £?

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

Pre-entry :It is hoped to have pre-entries set up on Fabian4 - more details to follow. There will be entry on the day subject to map availability, but to be sure of a map please pre-enter.
EPS :SPORTident electronic punching will be used. The controls will be enabled for touch-free SIAC punching, but please note that all competitors, including SIAC users, will need to punch manually at the Start and Finish. SI-cards will be available for hire on the day at a cost of £1 each. Please look after your hired SI-card as there will be a £40 charge for any lost SI-card. If you have booked a hired SI-card via the online entry system, please collect it at Registration.
Map & area :Saltwell Park (kindly loaned to us by NATO) - Scale 1:4000, 5m contours, redrawn 2009 using symbols to ISSOM2007. The area is situated in the heart of Gateshead and comprises a 55-acre urban park with gardens, wooded areas, a boating lake, bowling greens, plus a visitor centre and cafe.
Control desc :details tba. They can be downloaded here nearer the event. Click here for a copy of the IOF pictorial control descriptions.
Facilities :Toilet and cafe facilities within the park with many other leisure activities - click here for more information.

There will be no water at the finish.

Dogs :Dogs will be allowed under close control but 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 - Julian / Debby Warren
 Controller - Rob McKenna (NN)