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Night Street League 1 - Chorlton

Event #1 of the Night Street League Series 2018-19

Final results, wrong answers and rulings, plus two late runs ...

Thu 01st Nov 2018

Type of event: Local, Night, Street
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 26th Jan


Event Report

Please check your results carefully for spelling/club/year of birth/correct timing and score, and let us know asap of any errors. If your score is not what you were expecting, and you don't feature in the wrong-answers list, one of us has made a mistake.

A table showing the new handicap factors for 2018-19 can be found on the Night Street League Series 2018-19 page.

Don't forget that if you can't make a particular event, you can get the map and questions from Grahame , and run by yourself before or after the day, and have your score included.

Wrong answers

(correct answer in brackets), with checker comments highlighted:

(NB. GB’s have stencils both ends. If one is unclear, look at the other end. Also, where clues supply context digits or details, they should help you know you have the right answer and ignoring them means you won’t be sure you’re looking at the right thing)

#20 (412) David Wathey 402

#21 (88) Sophie Cunnningham, Warren Mason, Francis Wooff 77   (the clue was Enquiries 881 44__. There was a phone number ending in 77 on a noticeboard 10-15m away from the right one, but it wasn’t Enquiries and didn’t have 881 44 before it.)

#22 (1025) Ahmed Toure 1004, Irbe Bluma + Anita Zakse 1003

#23 (3) Katie McInnes 99

#25 (14) Trevor Roberts 88 (?wrong box for #21)

#28 (100/9) Jane Davies + Diane Connah 100/3 (?wrong box for #23)

#29 (41) Sophie Cunningham AA

#33 (04) Robert Polach 279

#36 (50) Robert Polach 06

#40 (44) Katie McInnes 749

#41 (6) Dave McCann, Andrew Stimson 5, Dave Mawdsley 7, Francis Wooff 16  (there were 5 garages with whitish doors and one on the end with a black door)

#42 (52) Bob Verity, Francis Wooff 44 (?wrong box for #48), Mark Hanna/Anna Thomas, Karl Townsend/Peter Moseley 45

#45 (408) Irbe Bluma + Anita Zakse 407

#46 (554) Peter Bray, Dave McCann, Steve Martin 555  (right place, wrong street)

#47 (411) Iris Ceulemans, Dirk Goossens, Renska Goossens 416, Karl Townsend/Peter Moseley 498 (?wrong box for #52)

#49 (15) Tom Marler 10, Peter Bray ALL, Robert Polach 14   (apologies for slightly dodgy mapping, but there weren’t any such signs in the vicinity)

#59 (19) Albert + Jordan Sunter 22

#60 (188) Tim Blackwell 1740, Chris Mawdsley 157, Anna McKenzie 165 (a mystery - none of these anywhere near)

#61 (04) Dave McCann 02, Mark Burley 03  (right street, nowhere near the corner)

#62 (202) Trevor Roberts 200

#69 (200) Katie McInnes 210

#71 (973) Tim Blackwell, Mark Hanna/Anna Thomas 974, John Britton 913  (974 way too early)

#73 (100/5) Edijs Smits 100/10

Pre Event Info

Venue: The Bowling Green, 2 Brookburn Road, Chorlton M21 9ES

Register 6.00 to 7.00pm. Starts 6.30 to 7.30pm. Fee £4/£2.

Score event with 40 minute, 60 minute or 75 minute time limit. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult. 16 and 17 year olds can compete alone but ONLY with written consent from parent/guardian. Lights essential (+ back-up). High-visibility clothing compulsory.

Further information on the format and event schedule, including tips for beginners, can be found on the Night Street League Series 2018-19 page.

Additional information from the organiser

Planner Ian Watson has provided the following information:

There are several busy roads in the area. Take care when crossing these. Also some of the other roads can carry fast traffic. Much of the area is, however, quiet urban streets.

There are routes which go through parkland some of which is unlit. However there is plenty of choice to avoid these. An enlarged map will be available at registration which will show unlit routes. Some annotation of lighting will also appear on the competition map.

The area has many alleyways between and behind houses. A large number of these have gates which may or may not be open on the night. In general such alleyways have not been mapped and will not provide useful routes. If a footpath is marked between or behind houses it will be a more general path used by the public.

There are two metro lines on the map. These will usually be crossed on road or foot bridges. There are points where they can be crossed on the track but the tracks are otherwise out of bounds. i.e. you can’t run along them unless there is a footpath indicated alongside on the map. Access to some routes may require going through a Metro station.

Some controls are on Green Boxes (GB) which aren’t necessarily green! In addition some of these boxes have numbering which is not of the usual 8 or 9 digit format. However, the numbers required should be clear from the clue sheet.

Some of the answers are parts of telephone numbers. To fit the clue sheet some leading digits may have been omitted (e.g. 0161). Most of the controls use the usual street furniture and most answers are 2 digits.

The map scale is 1:12500

Control scores are between 20 and 70. Penalties are the standard 1 point per 2 seconds (30 points per minute)


The pub has a good menu and serves food until 8.00pm. It is not necessary to pre-order but they would appreciate people placing orders before they go for a run. See They also have a good selection of real beer (as well as the usual fizzy stuff)


The pub car park is fairly small but there is a public car park just across the road. There is also a reasonable amount of on street parking close to the pub but please be considerate to residents. The Chorlton Metro station is approximately 0.7 miles and Chorlton bus station (lots of buses) about 0.5 miles from the pub. The nearest bus stop is Chorlton Green (276 infrequent) which is less than 200m.

Reserving a map

As usual, we need to get an estimate of the number of maps required ... so to reserve your map for this event, please email by 22.00 on Sunday 28th October with the following information:

  • your full name, club (if any), YEAR of BIRTH (very important for the UPDATED handicap system!), and number of maps required


Nearest town: Chorlton

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Grahame Crawshaw

Enquiries to

Safety and Risk

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