Sunday 28th September 2014

Double Sprint

Chirton and Redburn

Update 18/9/14

Ideal event for newcomers as well as established orienteers. Instruction available.

Photos: Courtesy Fred Milller & George Hare

Travel: To The Parks Sports Centre (NE29 6TL) (Location)
From the A187 (Howdon Road) follow the road for 'Sports Centre'. At the roundabout by the approach turn north into the Sport Centre grounds.
Is also within easy walking distance of Meadow Well Metro station. From the station turn south along Bridge Road South. On the left,opposite the junction with Clifton Gardens is a footpath which leads to the Parks
ParkingSports Centre Car Park.
FormatA Chasing Sprint event in two parts:
Firstly a prologue, racing on the first sprint course, followed by download and a wait for the second part, for which competitors set off at specific times in reverse order of Prologue times, so the slowest person from the prologue starts first and the fastest last, adding an extra element of fun and competition as the fastest competitor is trying to pass as many people as possible on his way round the course. The winner will be the competitor with the fastest overall time over the two courses. Also welcome is anyone wishing to run just one course (or combination of series) rather than participating in the Chasing Sprint event.
EntrySenior: £5.50 Junior/Concession: £3.50 Schoolchild £2.50.
Punching:SPORTident Electronic. Dibber Hire £1. Loss charge £40
Registration:Double Sprint Races: 10:00 to 10:30
Due to the nature of the Sprint Race, if we run out of maps, we can take no more entries for the race – not possible to recyle! To guarantee an entry to the Chasing Sprint, please send an email to Adrian Barnes ( by Sunday night 21st September stating which course – A, B or C. You’ll just enter and pay on the day as normal but we’ll reserve maps for you.
Registration continues until 12:00 for use of courses other than the Sprint Race.
Courses:Three options:
  • Series A ~ approx. 2.5 km. each round
  • Series B ~ approx. 2.0 km. each round
  • Series C ~ approx. 1.3 km. each round
Subject to final controlling.
Terrain:Fast open sports centre grounds, fast open parkland with a vast scatter of decorative boulders, some street running possible on longer courses.
Facilities: Toilets at Sports Centre
Dogs:Well behaved under close control.
Officials Planner: Paul Boyles
Organiser: Mary Rack (07759 652694)
Safety:Remember you Orienteer at your own risk
Please bring your own requirement of water.
A whistle should be carried, otherwise officials reserve the right to deny entry.