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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    Ah, hang on, you did it as an email and not a private message.... I've done that before and it's not worked. Can you do it as the latter?

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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    PM sent Norm.

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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    Phew! Cheers Phil! That's one step forward....now, does it make any sense??
    Traced it on the map, it all we seems to fit, not sure about the 'odd' bridge? Looking forward to it, see you all on the 7th.

    Internet just returned after a 24 hour or so missing, was beginning to get withdrawal symptoms.

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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    Robin, it's just an odd-looking bridge (just as you hit Lesbury), with the supports looking a bit like butterfly wings, that's all...it's more an observation so you know you're on the right track

    Only a fortnight to go now - 16 people staying over in 9 rooms, and another couple along for the day. Very intimate! (...no, not like that...!)

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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    A little more news/info on our accommodation:-

    Dinner on the Friday will be at 7:30. On the Saturday, it'll be 8:00, to give everyone time to get back and chill a bit before eating. Face masks will not be compulsory anywhere in the hotel, but if it makes you more comfortable, no problem.

    For those coming just for the run, you won't be able to enter the hotel, as it's residents only (although I'm sure you can go to Reception to ask for someone). The only publicly-accessible area is Copperfields bar (round the back, just up Hotspur St.), which I mention merely because you'll undoubtedly wish to show your appreciation of a grand day out

    Think we've covered just about everything now, but if there's anything else you want to know (relating the the run, not the reasons for the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the like), then shout out!

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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    it's just an odd-looking bridge
    Sorry Norm, just thought you had hit the 'd' instead of an 'l'. I'm therefore impressed with your typing.

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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    Robin, I'm just that "type" of guy

    And, something you all might be interested in for the Sunday: there's a semi-open-air market at the Tynemouth Metro station, on the platforms, at weekends, and there are all sorts of interesting stalls and stuff. Might be worth a look on Sunday morning before you head off home? It's not far from the town centre, bit of a walk from the hotel, but there are car parks here and there if you have a look on Google Maps.

    Also, if you want to make your drive home a bit of an event - you can take the B6318 west from Newcastle, which is actually constructed on top of Hadrian's Wall for part of its length, and parallels it for the rest. Great drive with loads of interesting stuff if you're into that kind of thing. I'll most likely be heading back that way...

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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    After a bit of a learning curve and some experimenting, I have produced a Tulip style roadbook to augment Norm's route notes. Norm's notes are the preferred format, but I'd be interested in finding out how the Tulips go down and whether anybody might be interested in experimenting further. The route instructions are synced with Norm's notes.

    The club has a subscription to use the Roadbook prep service so let's see if we can make use of it.

    Have a look....

    norms-northern-run-v2-wide-pages-a4.pdf

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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    Nice one Mark. Do we all have the tripmaster app downloaded to our phones?!
    It works well as long as your gps signal is not interrupted!

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    Re: Northern Drive-Out - Coast & Castles Run, Fri/Sat 7th/8th August 2020

    Just a slight amendment - at direction (14) it says NEWBIGGIN - should be LYNEMOUTH. That's in both my instructions and the tulips. Also note that at instruction (20) in the tulips, it says TOWN CENTRE, ALNWICK. This is actually a direction sign, i.e. "this way for..." - it doesn't mean you're entering Alnwick Town Centre

    **** I might have made a boo-boo here as Mark had already corrected his document, so ignore the above! I think the software I use to view PDF files opened up the first version and I didn't notice. Or maybe I'm making excuses and I'm just rubbish ****
    Last edited by Normb666; 28-07-2020 at 11:29. Reason: Amendment

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