Local Street-O Series No. 3, Wednesday 19th July 2023
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 east side of Chester-le-Street, with start, finish and registration next to the Ropery Lane North carpark, at grid ref NZ 282 509, nearest postcode DH3 3SJ, ‘what3words’ – ///laws.handed.easy, google maps.
Chester-le-Street station is approximately 15 minutes walk (1.5km/0.9 miles) from registration. Bus routes from Seaham, Sunderland and Consett stop adjacent to registration, buses from Durham and Newcastle stop at Ropery Lane roundabout approximately 10 minutes (0.9km/0.6miles) walk from registration.
Parking: Registration is adjacent to the Riverside Ropery Lane North carpark, charges applied (0-1 hour: 80p, 1-2 hours: £1.20 at the time of writing).
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.
Entries: Entry on day, or pre-enter before 11am Wednesday 19th July using the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/hQW0eSn82b (pre-entry would be appreciated so that we can estimate map numbers). Payment should be on the day.
Registration: Registration will be open from 18:15, with starts from 18:30 to 19:00.
Fees: Seniors – £2.50, Juniors – £1.50. Please bring correct change if possible.
Start: Starts will be from 18:30 to 19:00, same location as registration.
Punching: There will be no punches at controls, although SI timing will be used to determine start and finish times – please bring your own SI if you have one (also available free of charge to borrow, lost or non-returned SI cards will be charged at £30).
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.
Map & Area: Riverside Park and surrounding areas – Scale 1:7500, 5m contours. Open Street Map produced using Open Orienteering Mapper.
Terrain: A mixture of housing and runnable parkland.
Control descriptions: Control descriptions will be on the reverse of the map in the form of questions or clues (e.g. ‘lamppost number’) – there will be NO loose paper copies available on the day.
Facilities: There will be no toilets available at the event.
Safety: Area is an urban area. All competitors that have registered to start must report to registration after they finish (even if they do not wish their score/time to be recorded). Competitors are welcome to carry a phone when they compete. There will be a first aid kit and first aiders at registration.
The course crosses the main roads at marked crossing points, underpasses and overpasses only, however there are residential roads in the course area. In addition the course goes close to the River Wear. Juniors aged under 16 should be accompanied/shadowed on the course by a parent/guardian.
Dogs: Dogs will be allowed but under close control – please clean up after your dog.
- Organiser/ Planner – Barney Warren
Single 45 minute Score course. Visit as many controls as you can, in any order, in 45 minutes by running, walking or jogging.
10 points per control. 10 points penalty per minute (or part of) late.
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.
As there were no controls out, just paper records it would be great if you can add your route to Routegadget . This can either be an upload of your GPX track (from Garmin / Strava etc) , or just draw it on from memory.
Apologies for the difficulty getting there and parking, and to those who had an aborted trip due to the traffic.
Event Results Table
|11||Sam & Ollie Dale||M14||IND||00:45:15||170||10||160|
|17||Aimee / Saskia||W21||NN||00:44:40||80||0||80|