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Jan Kjellstr÷m International Orienteering Festival

Competition nameJan Kjellstr÷m International Orienteering Festival
Start date20090410
End date20090413
CountryGreat Britain
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityNewcastle
Club/organizerNorth East Orienteering Association
Region of countryNorth East
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners2000
WRE event?Yes
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions50km
Latest entry date28/02/2009 (elite), 20/03/2009 (other)
Entry fee (Euro)Senior 19 euros per day, Junior 6 euros per day
Event descriptionThe North East proudly invites you to the Jan Kjellstr÷m International Orienteering Festival 2009, incorporating two World Ranking Events, three UK Cup rounds, three Future Champions Cup rounds, a UK Relay League competition and trail orienteering.
Terrain descriptionDay 1: Friday 10th April 2009 - Sprint - Newcastle UK Cup race, FCC race The opening day sprint races will use a combination of intricate urban terrain around the Civic Centre, University grounds and the fast parkland of both Exhibition and Brandling Parks. Much of the area will use a new map specially produced to the latest sprint specifications for this event. Day 2: Saturday 11th April 2009 - Middle/Long - Kyloe Woods World Ranking Event, UK Cup race, FCC race Kyloe has proved its pedigree as an area of national standing, hosting previous major events including the British Championships in 1991 and the Veteran Home International and National Event in 2005. It has some intricate sections of detail to test technique to the limit, especially as the elite competitors race around a middle distance course. This combined with mixed and undulating woodland will provide exciting route choice challenges for the longer courses. Day 3: Sunday 12th April 2009 - Long - Detchant, Shiellow, Greensheen Hill & Cockenheugh World Ranking Event, UK Cup race, FCC race This overlapping area also includes open moorland with rock and contour detail, runnable undulating woodland, and the exciting sandstone rock pillars close to the ancient site of St. Cuthbert's Cave. This will be a true test of your orienteering skills, demanding changes in pace and technique throughout the course. Day 4: Monday 13th April 2009 - Relays - Dipton UK Relay League The relays will take place in Dipton Woods - an area once used for an early British Championship event. It consists of a forested plateau area, with subtle and sometimes vague features, which then gives way to a sloping woodland at the edges. There is a good path network throughout and this area should provide a close and exiting culmination to the weekend.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Visit the North East for JK2009 and experience a whole new holiday location. The varied terrain will test your orienteering skills while in your spare time you can soak up the picturesque and unspoilt scenery of Northumberland. The City of Newcastle combines the historic architecture of the Tyne Bridge with the modern sights of the Millenium Bridge and the Sage Theatre. Later you can choose to visit the famous Alnwick Gardens, the castles of Bamburgh or Alnwick, cross the causeway at low tide to Holy Island or Lindisfarne (visible from Day 2 parking), explore uncrowded sandy beaches or walk in the Cheviot Hills. Come and see!
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