Middle distance urban race, Brampton
Saturday 15th June 2019
North West Urban League 2019 event

Preliminary Pre-event information

Directions & Parking: TBA

Event centre: TBA

Entries: Entry details to follow. We expect there will be pre-entry and entry on the day.

Registration & start times: Registration 9:45 to 11:00. Start times 10:00 to 11:30.

Course information: There will be 3 courses. Long and short will be technical courses. There will also be an easier short course for novices or beginners. Unfortunately Brampton does not lend itself to junior courses as there are no park or quiet traffic-calmed estate areas suitable. Juniors (those below the age of 16) are welcome to run on any of the courses but must be accompanied or shadowed at all times by an adult. This is a condition of British Orienteering's insurance and cannot be avoided.

Standard urban league classes will be “mapped” to courses as below. To be eligible for NWUL points competitors must enter the class appropriate for their age.

Timing: SI electronic timing will be used and controls will be configured for contactless punching using SIAC. Standard dibbers will be available from registration for a hire fee of £1.  

Map: Updated Spring 2019.

Terrain notes: Brampton is a small market town having an old compact complex town centre with fragmented small car park areas surrounded by estate housing of varying vintage. Saturday morning is often a busy time in Brampton so in the town centre expect to meet shoppers around every corner and cars moving about trying to get into or out of parking spaces.

Note: course lengths will be “middle distance” in order to ensure some keen entrants have sufficient energy to head across to Gateshead for an afternoon sprint race……..

Border Liners have linked with Northern Navigators & Newcastle & Tyneside Orienteers in a “North Country Triple” weekend of urban/sprint orienteering at opposite ends of Hadrian’s Wall.
1: Saturday morning, BL urban, Brampton
2: Saturday afternoon, NN Sprint, Saltwell Park, Gateshead - see NN website
3: Sunday NATO UK urban league race, Newcastle/Gateshead - see NATO website

This is a North West Urban League event (NWUL). There are currently 5 urban orienteering events scheduled during 2019 from Brampton in the north to Warrington in the south, with potentially further additions. The NWUL series kicks off with its first event hosted by MDOC at Birchwood, Warrington on 28th April.