Autumn Street LampO Series 2018

There will be a another series of the popular LampO events on Autumn Wednesday evenings in Harrogate and Ripon.  Initial details are below and will be updated as details are settled. We hope to see you there!

Next event: Wednesday 24th October 2018 – Ripon.
Start/finish at the Spa Hotel, with drinks/food available afterwards in the bar (Turf Tavern).

 

 Date Venue  Organiser
Wed 26th Sep 18 Central Harrogate
Meet at: Swan on the Stray RESULTS
L Kelly
Wed 10th Oct 18 South Knaresborough   RESULTS
Meet at: Knaresborough Castle
A Banister
Wed 24th Oct 18 Ripon Spa Hotel, HG4 2BU. D Day
Wed 7th Nov 18 Harrogate, The Knox, Bilton, HG1 3AP Quentin Harding
Wed 21st Nov 18 North Knaresborough
Meet at:The Mitre
Matthew Rochester
Wed 5th Dec 18 Wetherby Will Drewe

These will be simple events using the well tested format – the maps will be from Open Orienteering Maps – largely black and white representations of the chosen area, with streets marked on as black lines – no buildings to act as identifying features – so you’ll need good contact with the map.  All “controls” will be lampposts.  Individual lampposts will not be marked on the map – just those chosen as control sites.  Every lamppost is marked (somewhere on it!) by the council with a number.  Along with the map will be a card to write down the lamppost number when you get there, so bring a pen and a watch!  The maps should be on waterproof paper, but a map bag might be needed (though we should have some spares). The cost will be £2 for seniors and £1 for juniors.  Unfortunately, as the events are on public roads, juniors (Under 16s) can only take part if they are accompanied by a parent due to BOF insurance requirements. High viz/reflective clothing is required for safety (compulsory for insurance). Don’t forget:

  • pen/pencil,
  • watch,
  • £2,
  • map bag,
  • head torch,
  • hi-viz clothing.

The events will all be mass start at 6:30pm with a 45 minute time limit. Registration is from 6:15pm. 10 points for each correct lamppost, 10 point deducted for every minute (and part minute) late back. As last year, locations will be from a pub so that we can have some social time afterwards for those that want it.

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