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Night Street League 2 - Macclesfield SW

Event #2 of the Night Street League Series 2014-15

Thu 13th Nov 2014

Type of event: Local, Night, Street
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 18th Feb


Event Report

Planner/Organiser - Clare Griffin
Checker - Mike Greenwood

Mapper/Checker's Comments

Thanks to everyone who ran and all the feedback, almost everyone (at least those who spoke to me) seemed to enjoy themselves.

The following variations in answers were allowed:
Control 37 (correct answer 27): 21 allowed as the '7' was not that legible (especially in dark).
Control 59 (correct answer 5): 5+4 or 9 allowed as there were 4 additional lamps at the corners of the flower beds surrounding the ornate lamppost.

There were only the following 6 discrepancies given as answers, which have not been allowed:
Control 20 (correct answer 25): Bob Verity 85; Jean Payne 35;
Control 39 (correct answer 3189): Jo Miles 399;
Control 41 (correct answer 41): Jane Campbell 91
Control 45 (correct answer 9): James Verity 1
Control 59 (correct answer 5): Rob Taylor 4
These sites (except 39) have all been visited subsequent to the event to check for possible misinterpretations / illegible numbers etc. Also, there has been a second check for potential poor handwriting.

I was really pleased with the small number of wrong answers. We did try to minimise the number of similar adjacent clues and to use the final digit as a check digit where possible, both of which seemed to work well.

Looking at the pattern of answers, at least for the folks who took the 60minute option, the NE quadrant was by far the most popular, whereas the controls on the far SE were either not visited or rarely visited. Both, Clare and I considered some changes to the scoring just prior to printing, but decided it was not worth the risk of introducing an error at that late stage. My conclusion from further perusal of the map was that we had too many 10 point controls, so ideally I would have changed half of them to 20 / 30 / 40 pointers and then made 5 controls 60 pointers.

Apologies to anyone affected by the two cartographical errors (from the comments received they luckily had minimal bearing on anyone's runs).

Thanks to all those who helped beforehand and on the day, Clare (planning), Steve L (printing), Grahame C (co-ordinator), Julie B (timing), Ian G (car parking), Jen B, Irene C on registration and results checking, James McC (results checking), John B (final results) and anyone else I have missed. Particular thanks to Ian Dovestone for the loan of the table, hot drinks for the officials and allowing us to have the Start / Finish outside his house. Those who tried Josie's home-made soup were impressed and we raised a small amount of money (£8:50) from donations for Macclesfield Tigers U15s (the football team George and Charlie play for and Ian helps coach).

Mike Greenwood

Pre Event Info

Venue: The Park Tavern, 158 Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 6UB.

Register 6.00 to 7.00pm. Starts 6.30 to 7.30pm. Fee £3/£1.50.

Please contact Grahame beforehand to reserve your map and indicate whether or not you plan to eat.

Further details on the Night Street League 2014-15 page.


Nearest town: Macclesfield

Contacts / Officials

Contact: Grahame Crawshaw 01457 866264  

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