Winter Blues Street O – 2016

The  Street O series for 2015/16 has now finished. We plan to continue with a new series in the Autumn using the same format. If you have any ideas or would like to plan one, please let Richard kirk know.

 Date Venue  Organiser
Wed 6th Jan 16 Knox Arms, Bilton
Richard Kirk
Wed 20th Jan 16 Knaresborough Results Stan Appleton
Wed 3rd Feb 16 Ripon  Results David Day
Wed 17th Feb 16 Starbeck  Results Vicky Bailey (EBOR)
Wed 2nd Mar 16 West Cliffe Grove Results Ruth Ker
Wed 16th Mar 16 North / Central Harrogate Results Stephen & Luke Fry

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.

Planner’s Guide

Previous series:

Autumn 2015 – Autumn Leaves
Spring/Summer 2015 – Spring-O
Winter 2015 – Winter Blues
Autumn 2014 – Autumn Leaves
Spring/Summer 2014 – Spring Flowers
Winter 2014 – Winter Blues
Autumn 2013 – Autumn Leaves