Northern Navigators Orienteering Club



Invite you a level 'D' and NEOL event at

Shaftoe Crags

Sunday, 29th January 2017


F I N A L   D E T A I L S


Info :

This event will be the first in the North East Orienteering League.

To be competitive in the league you must run the course for your class - see here for details (revised for 2017).

Travel :The event will be signed from a junction on the Belsay to Scots Gap road at grid reference NZ070824. About 1km to the west of Bolam Lake, turn left at Bolam West Houses.
 Please drive carefully through the houses - this is a rough narrow lane with many potholes.
Parking :Parking is on a firm field at grid ref NZ063822. If the weather is particlarly wet in the week preceeding the event there may be alternative parking arrangements - please check this website before travelling.
Registration :from 10.00 - 12.00, with starts from 10.30 - 12.30
 Lone competitors should leave their details with registration.
Start / finish :the start is approx 700m from registration, finish is about 50m - don't forget to 'punch' the finish control.
 All competitors must report to registration / download before they leave the area.
Courses :Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue, Brown (see info above)
Fees :Senior (aged 21 and over) - £6

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

School children (up to age 16) - £1.

Pre-entry :There is NO pre-entry for this event. Entry on the day only - first come first served.
EPS :This event will use the EMIT 'Touch Free' electronic system. E-tags will be available free of charge on the day, but competitors will be charged for any loss. Unlike previous systems the E-tag is worn much like a wrist watch and needs to be passed within about 10-15cm of the control box, there is a small red LED on the E-tag which flashes for about 10 seconds indicating a successful pass. It will be your responsibility to check - do not try to pass the control too fast. There is no clear station for this system. The E-tag is cleared at the start control and stopped at the finish. There will be a sample control near registration for you to see the E-tag in action. Instruction in the use of the system will be available on the day. Lost or non-returned E-tags will be charged at £55.
Map :Shaftoe Crags, Scale 1:10000, contours 5m, A4 size. Original map surveyed by Maurice Swales and drawn by Andrew Philipson. The map for this event was re-surveyed and re-drawn by Dave Caudwell, winter 2005/6, with minor updates for this event. The area was last used January 2014. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper with control descriptions on the front. The Brown course will be printed on double sided plain paper, sealed in a clear plastic bag.
Control desc :will be on the front of the map. They will be in written format for Yellow and Orange courses, but pictorial for Light Green to Brown. They can be downloaded here. Click here for a copy of the IOF pictorial control descriptions.
Terrain :Fast, runable, open grassy moorland, with some rough pasture, small deciduous woodland and complex rock features. There are some steep slopes and impressive rock features (see photo)
Facilities :Limited toilet, sorry there will be no water at the finish, please bring your own supply.
Dogs :Dogs are NOT allowed at this event (a stipulation of the landowners) - there may be cattle and sheep grazing in the parking area. There may be limited parking in the lane leading to the area for dog owners.
Results :Individual split times will be available at the download station on the day. 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 - Rob McKenna
 Controller - tba
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