Autumn Street LampO Series 2019

There is another series of the popular LampO events on Autumn Wednesday evenings in Harrogate and Ripon. Details are below and will be updated for each event. We hope to see you there!

Next event: The Park, Hornbeam Park Ave, Harrogate HG2 8RA

Date Venue Organiser
Wed 25 Sep 19 The Park, Hornbeam Park,  Harrogate Linda Kelly
Wed 9 Oct 19 Kairos Church Hall, 2 Harlow Terrace.   Prior to the AGM. Ruth Ker
Wed 23 Oct 19 Knaresborough Allen Banister
Wed 6 Nov 19  Bilton Susan Birtwistle
Wed 20 Nov 19 Ripon David Day
Wed 4 Dec 19 Starbeck Mark David

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 £3 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,
  • £3,
  • 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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