Newton Hall Street-O, 3 May

Local Street-O Series No. 1, Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Newton Hall Street-O, 3 May

Final Details

Covid-19: This event has been 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.

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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.

Entries: Entry on day, or pre-enter using the following form: (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.

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, 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 & Area: Newton Hall – Scale 1:7,500, 5m contours, produced from Open Orienteering Map in PseudoO style (based on Open Street Map, mimics a standard orienteering map).

Terrain: Urban 1970s housing estate with mostly quiet residential streets and footpaths. There are some very short sections of grass to get to some controls. There are some roads to be crossed that carry heavier traffic – so please take care.

Control descriptions: Control descriptions will be the map – there will be NO 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 will involve road crossings so 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 – Matthew Foskett
  • Planner – Dave Peel

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.

Full results below. Thanks to all who took part! The next Street-O event will be at The Sands, Durham on Wednesday 21st June.

1Barnaby WarrenSeniorNN45:002700270
2Duncan ArcherSeniorCLOK45:38280-10270
3Thomas DuttonSeniorNN48:55260-40220
4Max WilkinsonSeniorNN44:492100210
5Rory WoodsSenior45:04220-10210
6Mark AtkinsonSenior47:44240-30210
7Meg BakerSeniorNN45:001900190
8Phoebe Jarman and Ian BurmeisterSenior43:371700170
9Viv & David MurphySeniorCLOK44:231600160
10Clare BakerSeniorNN44:521600160
11Julian WarrenSeniorNN45:22170-10160
12Dougie NisbetSeniorNN44:001500150
13Thomas Puschmann and ChrisJuniorNN 44:061500150
14Allen BanisterSeniorNN44:081500150
15Horst PuschmannSeniorNN 45:35160-10150
16Rebecca StreetJunior44:001200120
17Rob GarbuttSenior44:101200120
18Debby WarrenSeniorNN47:46150-30120
19Aileen CongreveSeniorNN 43:231100110
20Julie Turnbull+1Senior42:1290090
21Roberta MarshallSeniorNN39:3480080
22Claire Hunter+1Senior37:3070070
23Jacob Li, Oliver P and Oliver DaleJunior48:1670-4030

Organiser’s Comments – Matthew Foskett

Thanks to all who walked, ran or jogged round our first event in the Summer Street-O series. There were 35 people in total at the event which was great and it was brilliant to see several people trying orienteering for the first time, as well as several very experienced orienteers too!

I hope you all enjoyed it – our next Street-O event will be at The Sands, Durham on Wednesday 21st June. For those who are feeling competitive we’ll be keeping a combined score over the Street-O series…

We also have a local park event on Saturday 17th June at Herrington Country Park. All details will be on the website shortly. It is worth highlighting that we also do Club Nights each Wednesday in the Durham area – all welcome! The details for these Club Nights usually appear on our website/Facebook on a Sunday evening/Monday morning. We
can also be contacted via Facebook or email ([email protected]).

Thanks to all who helped run this event – in particular to Dave Peel who planned the course.