Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

 

NORTHERN NAVIGATORS

Invite you to a local Street-O event at

Newton Hall, Durham

Thursday, 25th August 2022

 

P R O V I S I O N A L   D E T A I L S

 

Covid-19 :

This event will be organised to comply with current guidance from the Government and BO with respect to the ongoing COVID-19 problems. Please follow any notices and directions from club officals, but more importantly try to keep in mind sensible social distancing, both in the parking area and also whilst competing.

Additional information is required of competitors to allow NHS Test and Trace if a problems arises from the event. Pre-entry requires entrants to acknowledge that they must not attend if they or a member of their household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, and that they will abide by the Participant Code of Conduct at all times.

Please be considerate of other orienteers, the organising team and members of the public and refrain from attending this event if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

 
Info :This event will be a 45 minute Score event - simply visit as many controls as you can in 45 minutes by running, walking or jogging. Suitable for all abilities!
 
Travel :

The area is located on the north side of the City of Durham, at Newton Hall, with registration situated to the east of Lumley Rd, just off Carrhouse Drive at grid ref NZ276450, nearest post code DH1 5YY, 'what3words' - ///universal.arrow.twitching.

Arriva bus route 64 (Arnison Centre to Sherburn via Durham City Centre at a 30 minute frequency) stops approx. 5 minutes walk from registration (0.5km/0.3miles). Other buses are available from the Arnison Centre (which is approx. a 15 minute walk, 1.3km/0.8 miles). Durham station is approx. a 40 minutes walk (3.2km/2 miles) from registration.

 
Parking :

There is plentiful on street car parking available in the vicinity of registration, but please be considerate of local residents. There is also a small carpark adjacent to the Co-op on Carrhouse Drive (approx. a 2 minute walk from registration).

There are no official bike racks in the vicinity, however there are several features which could be used to secure your bike.

Registration will be manned throughout the event so bags etc. may be left here at the owner’s risk.

 
Entry :

Entry on day, or pre-enter using the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/jChZfKdM2f (pre-entry would be appreciated so that we can estimate map numbers).

Payment should be made on the day.

 
Registration :Registration will be open from 18:15, with starts from 18:30 to 19:00.
 
Course :

Single 45 minute Score course. Visit as many controls as you can, in any order, in 45 minutes by running, walking or jogging.

The course will involve road crossings so Juniors aged under 16 should be accompanied/shadowed on the course by a parent/guardian.

Please give space and be courteous to members of the public.

Participants take part at their own risk.

 
Fees :Seniors - £2.50, Juniors - £1.50. Please bring correct change if possible.
 
Punching :

There will be no punches, but you will be issued with a control card to record your answers.

Controls will be items of street furniture or similar with a simple question at each control to prove that you have visited (e.g. what number is this postbox?).

Please bring a pen or similar to record your answer.

We will be operating a manual system to record times at the start and finish.

 
Map :

Newton Hall - Scale 1:7,500, 5m contours, produced from Open Orienteering Map in StreetO style (urban background is white, roads appear as black lines, paths as dashed lines).

 
Terrain :Urban 1970’s housing estate with mostly quiet residential streets and footpaths. There are some sections of grass to get to a few of the controls and some roads to be crossed that carry heavier traffic - so please take care.
 
Control desc :Control descriptions will be on the map - there will be NO loose paper copies available on the day.
 
Facilities :There will be no toilets available at the event.
 
Dogs :Dogs will be allowed but under close control, but please clean up after your dog especially in the parking area.
 
Results :

Full results will be posted on the NN website - www.northern-navigators.org.uk

If you require a paper copy of the results, please leave your details at registration with £1 to cover postage.

 
Officials :Organiser - Debby Warren, email - info@northern-navigators.org.uk
 Planner - Matthew Foskett
 Controller - Julian Warren (NN)