Winter Street O 2019

There will be a further series of the popular LampO events on 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: Check out our Spring series using SI timing.

Date Venue Organiser
Wed 9 Jan 19 Stray & Saints, Harrogate
Richard Kirk / Mark David
Wed 23 Jan 19 Jennyfields, Old Spring Well
Linda Kelly
Wed 6 Feb 19 North-Central Harrogate. Start from No 20 HG1 1DL, afterwards at the Cold Bath Brewing Company Kings Road.  Results Stephen Fry
Wed 20 Feb 19 Starbeck, Prince of Wales Results Susan Birtwistle
Wed 6 Mar 19 Old Bell Tavern, Cold Bath Road, HG1 2SZ Results Ruth Ker
Wed 20 Mar 19 South Lodge, Ripon,  Results David Day

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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