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All the Fun of the Fair 2018 - entry deadline 3 June 2018

Morpeth Fair is being held on the weekend of the 9 and 10 June 2018.

This year Morpeth Fair will be incorporating two orienteering events: an Urban event which is part of the UK Orienteering League (UKOL) and the UK Urban League (UKUL) and the British Mixed Sprint Relays.

Hosted by Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers (NATO)

Saturday 9th June 2018
British Mixed Sprint Relay

Pegswood, by Morpeth, Northumberland

This is an event in its formative years to be held in Pegswood (not a wood as such but a village 3 miles from Morpeth).

The Planner is Adrian Barnes and he has utilised a small Country Park on a reclaimed colliery site linked with a section of colliery rows (houses) and modern housing development. The courses are planned to be difficult but fast.

Entry details:

Senior Open Teams (4 runners) £28
Other Senior Teams (3 runners) £21
Junior Teams (3 runners) £12

Team entries are to be submitted by 3rd June, please, by Emailing: 
Or via the Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers (NATO) website herePlease note:  The closing date for entries is the 3 June 2018.

Full details about the British Mixed Sprint Relay can be found here

Sunday 10th June 2018
Urban Races

Morpeth Town, Northumberland

Part of Morpeth Fair Day itself.  

Again Adrian Barnes, a planner with many years experience, has endeavoured to make the courses more entertaining as well as technically difficult. There are a few twists. You have a route choice through the fairground (so grab an ice cream or a candy floss on your way through). There is also a chance to take part in the Fair Day procession. Like at a lot of events, there is a timeout crossing point to cover aspects of safety. It is to hold competitors when the parade goes by. There are gaps in the parade when competitors will be allowed to cross. It is expected the time will be in the region of 2 minutes but may be longer. This crossing point is manned by members of Morpeth Lions who are helping us out. The courses may err on the long side, but to give value for money and to reach the more technical parts of Morpeth and there a few of them.

Entry details:

Senior members (M/W21+) £12
Juniors (M/W20-) / Concessions £6 / Schoolchildren £3

Entry via Fabian4 here.  Please note:  entries close 3  June 2018. 

There will be limited entry on the day.

Full details can be found on the Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers (NATO) website here


As well as the designated Championship courses there is an Ad-hoc class and we will endeavour to match up individual entries into competitive teams. 

If you are travelling all the way to Morpeth for the Urban event on Sunday then why not come and have a fun run on Saturday?

To find out more visit:


Find out more about the 2018 UK Orienteering League (UKOL) can be found here.

Find out more about the 2018 UK Urban League (UKUL) can be found here.

Find out more about Morpeth Fair here.