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NN fixtures - 30.10.22

Northern Navigators Orienteering Club



Invite you to the NE Score Championships

Fontburn Reservoir

Sunday, 30th October 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.
Competition :

The results of this 'Regional' event will be used to determine the NE Score Champions for 2022.

To be competitive in the Championship you must be a member of a club affiliated to the NEOA, but it is open all.

Travel :The event will be signed from the B6342, approx 7km north of Scots Gap, grid ref NZ059929, nearest post code NE61 4PH, 'what3words' - ///faced.factually.scooped (travelling from the south turn left at sharp right hand bend, from the north turn right). Once leaving the B6342 the route to the event follows a single track road for about 2km, please take care and show courtesy to local residents.
Parking :will be on rough pasture land on the top of a well drained field, at grid ref NZ042942, nearest postcode NE61 4PN, 'what3words' - ///radio.footpath.result. In the event of heavy rain we will be utilising the Fisherman's car park at the reservoir - unfortunately this is pay and display (currently £1.50 - 2hrs, £3.50 - 4hrs, £5 - all day).
Courses :

This will be a 'Score' type of event open to all and planned to meet the guidelines for the NE Score Championships.

A number of controls will be set out which you can visit in any order. There will be a time limit (see below) - collect as many controls as possible in the given time - each control will have a point value with points deducted for being over time. There will be a penalty of 10 points per minute or part of for being overtime. The winner will be the competitor with the most points in the shortest time.

The results of this event will be used to determine the NE Score Championships in the following categories:


     60 min - Men Open, Men Vet (40+), Men Super Vet (55+)

     60 min - Women Open, Women Vet (40+)

     45 min - Men Ultra Vet (65+), Men Junior (16-), Men Young Junior (12-)

     45 min - Women Super Vet (55+), Women Ultra Vet (65+), Women Junior (16-), Women Young Junior (12-)

You may want to run out of class and if so you must declare this at registration (ie 45 or 60 min course).

NEOA members will qualify for certificates to be awarded to the class winners shown above.

There will also be a Yellow course, independant of the score event.

Entries :

There will be NO entry on the day. You must pre-enter via the 'Racesignup' online entry system (details to follow).

Fees : Seniors - £8.00, Juniors - £2. Students may enter at the junior rate.

Closing date for pre-entries will be midnight on Sunday, 23rd October.

Limited entry may be available after that on the discretion of the Organiser and depending on map availability. There will be a £1 surcharge for late entries.

Registration :will be open from 10:00-12:00 for enquiries only.    Starts :  from 10:30-12:30, courses close 14:00.
Start / finish :tba.
Punching :

This event will use the SportIdent electronic system. Control stations will be enabled for touch free punching (SIAC) but competitors will need to punch the start and finish control.

All control sites will have a backup punch attached to the stake, which should be used to mark your map in the event of a control failure.

Map :Fontburn Reservoir, Scale 1:10000, contours 5m, A4 in size, symbols to ISOM2017-2. The original map was surveyed during 1988/89 by M.Swales & A.Philipson, redrawn by Rob McKenna in 2007 and updated for this event - it was last used in October 2018. Maps will have course overprinted and on waterproof paper. If you prefer further protection then please supply your own bag (A4).
Terrain :Fontburn Reservoir is a fast, runnable, grassy, lowland fell area, used for sheep and cattle grazing. Areas of marshy reed grass on the lower slopes and some small tussocky areas on the higher slopes may hinder progress. There are also a few small wooded areas which line the stream valley and the reservoir. In general, most of the contour features are quite subtle and some of the mapped boulders are relatively small.
Crossing pts : There are a number of crossing points on the courses and competitors should use these at all times - fences should NOT be climbed. Please report any damage done to an official at registration or download.
Control desc :Control descriptions will be will be on the back of the map. The Yellow course will be in written format, but the score courses will be in pictorial format. They will be available to download here nearer the event. Click here for a copy of the IOF pictorial control descriptions.
Safety :The area is quite exposed and competitors should come prepared as conditions can change rapidly. A whistle should be carried. All competitors that have registered to start must report to download before they leave the area, even if they have not finished. Lone competitors should leave their details at registration.
Facilities :

First Aid and limited toilet tent at registration.

There are more formal toilets available at the main 'Fisherman's' car park - turn left just before the reservoir. There is also a small shop there selling ices and confectionery, but limited opening times. Additional portable toilets are available at the small 'Fishermans' car park to the north of the reservoir.

Sorry there will be no water at the finish, please bring your own supply.

Dogs :

Dogs are NOT allowed at this event - there may be cattle and sheep grazing in the parking area.

If you must bring your dog there is a small 'Fishermans' car park to the north of the reservoir at grid ref NZ047938. You must not proceed past here with your dog. Unfortunately this is pay and display (currently £1.50 - 2hrs, £3.50 - 4hrs, £5 - all day) and will be approx 1km from registration.

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 £1 to cover postage.

Officials :Organiser - Boris Spence, tel: 07946 231571, email
 Planner - Rob McKenna
 Controller - tba