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Last update 17 Mar 2020
Night Street League

Informal after-dark urban orienteering, controls normally numbers on street furniture.

Each event will normally consist of a 60 minute score with a mass start, normally 7:00pm. Late starts will be permitted but the common finish time will still apply. Exceptions to this format may be permitted by special pleading to the Co-ordinator.

A headlamp / torch is highly advisable, but it need not be a full-power terrain night-O one. You should also wear a light / reflective top to help ensure you are seen. Whistles are also required.

The Night Street League Co-ordinator is John Leeson

Final League table after all 9 events

2019 - 2020 Programme (all Thursdays unless stated otherwise)

  Date Venue Organiser Details Results
1 07 Nov Stockland Green James Thomas Details Results
2 14 Nov St Peter's Hill, Worcester Rob & Kath Atkins Details Results
3 21 Nov Kings Heath, Birmingham John Leeson Details Results
4 05 Dec Church Hill, Redditch Peter Rose Details Results
5 09 Jan Worcester Robert Rose Postponed
6 23 Jan Droitwich Colin Palmer Details Results
7 06 Feb Quinton Adrian Bailey Details Results
8 20 Feb Malvern Maprun Brian Laycock & Mike Farrington Details
About Maprun
9 05 Mar Worcester City Centre Robert Rose Details Results
10 12 Mar Ledbury Maprun NGOC Details Raw results (under the Leader Board link) | Results with HOC rules applied
11 19 Mar Worcester St John's Ian Pickering Details v2 issued 16 Mar

  1. Each event will normally be a score event with a 60 minute time limit, with penalties for late returns. Late starts will be allowed but the common finish time will still apply.
  2. The former long, medium and short course trophies will be awarded to the highest-ranked Harlequins based on their performances relative to their Bert Pardoe handicaps.
  3. This is a street competition not night orienteering. The majority of events should take place in towns, streets or on paths. Short, safe stretches in open country where powerful torches are not needed may be acceptable, but must not become the norm. If competitors are sent outside towns the organizer should consider the safety of possible route choices.
  4. The planner scores 10 points; max. one such score per runner per season. If anyone plans more than one event in a season, for the second and subsequent events they plan they will receive the highest score they have achieved at an event where they actually ran.
  5. In the event of a dispute the NSL Coordinator will make a ruling.
  6. In the even more unlikely event that this ruling is not acceptable, appeal may be made to the Club Captain, or (if the NSL Coordinator and Club Captain are one and the same) the Club Chairman.


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The normal time for the mass start is 7:00pm, in order to avoid the worst of the rush hour traffic.

Events use urban streets and paths, with the occasional stretch of open space or canal towpath. A headlight or torch is often useful, particularly for the longer courses, but it doesn't need to be particularly powerful - enough to see your footing and read the map.

Participants are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk. Courses may cross main roads and some reflective clothing is advisable.

Trophies are awarded for handicap winners at the end of the season.

Previous Seasons

2018-2019 page
2018/2019 season league table
2017-2018 page
2017/2018 season league table
2016-2017 page
2016/2017 season league table
2015-2016 page
2015/2016 season league table
2014-2015 page
2014/2015 season league table
2013-2014 page
2013/2014 season league table
2012-2013 page
2012/2013 season league table
2011-2012 page
2011/2012 season league table
2010-2011 page
2010/2011 season league table
2009-2010 page
2009/2010 season league table
2008-2009 page
2008/2009 season league table
2007-2008 page
2007/2008 season league table
2006-2007 page
2006/2007 season league table
2005-2006 page
2005/2006 season league table
2004/2005 season league table
2003/2004 season league table

The nerve centre of the 2010 BIMM Russ Fauset in charge at the 2010 Droitwich event centre.

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