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Night Street League 3 - Macclesfield Town Centre / East

Event #3 of the Night Street League Series 2019-20

Final results and wrong answers (updated 29/02/2020 - late run) ...

Thu 28th Nov 2019

Type of event: Local, Night, Street
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 29th Feb


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.

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

(number in brackets is the correct answer)

#40 (21) Adam + Matthew McCreadie 37, Andrew + Maria Haigh 30D (probably wrong box for #30)

#44 (99) Clive Giddis 00

#50 (93) Hazel Hindle 50

#54 (5) Adam + Matthew McCreadie 3

#55 (25) Andrew + Maria Haigh 24

#58 (58) Lynn Hall + Catherine Machin + Teddy 16

#59 (59) Andrew + Maria Haigh 58

#63 (63) David Wills 83, Iain Embrey 64

#65 (65) Roger Ashby 896

#66 (87) Andrew + Maria Haigh 335720 (wrong box for #83)

#69 (69) David Wills 84

#84 (74) Steve White 46

#98 (07) Matt Lewis 98

#99 (91) Pat Moody 628

Pre Event Info

Venue: Wetherspoons (The Society Rooms), Park Green, Macclesfield, SK11 7NA

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 2019-20 page.

Additional information from the event team

Mike and Clare have provided the following information:


The pub doesn't have its own car park.  Immediately adjacent to the pub are two small car parks: 1) Old Library public car park - postcode SK11 7NA; this is small (~20 spaces) and can be a nuisance to turn into during busy times; 2) Parsonage Street Car Park – postcode SK11 7GY (also small. ~ 20 spaces).

A better option is the large (200 spaces) public car park on Duke Street (postcode SK11 6XP) which is a 3 to 5 minute walk away.  Everyone arriving from the South will pass the start and finish so please watch out for your fellow competitors.

In the extremely unlikely event of us filling this up, there are additional public car parks within 8 minutes’ walk of the venue on Roe Street (SK11 6UT – busy as used for Cinema & Tescos) and Churchill Way (SK11 6PL) - n.b. the latter involves crossing Churchill Way, which is a busy main road.

All the public car parks in Macc charge a fee until 6pm (they're free after this time), so if you plan to arrive early, be prepared to feed the meter.  It's 70p for an hour.  The machines don't give change but they do take cards.


The usual Wetherspoons fare is on offer: the pub have asked that we give them a rough idea of orders.  Please find the menu here:

Map scale



The southern part of the map covers Macclesfield town centre, so expect busy roads and pedestrians.  Two major roads, the A523 (North to South, Silk Road) and A537 (East to West to Buxton), cross the event area: in particular the ‘Silk Road’ is an urban dual carriageway (70MPH speed limit for Northern two-thirds) in parts (no pavements), which can only be crossed at designated crossing points.  There are three underpasses, where the map deliberately just has the lower level information (where you will be running).  The courses are designed to ensure runners use these 3 underpasses (plus a bridge to the far north).  Competitors are only expected to run along the Southern most 500m of the A523, which has 2 pelican crossings plus two sets of traffic lights.  Finally, there's a section of canal towpath, for those who want to get off the pavements.  There is one very muddy footpath leading up to the canal, but it’s unlikely competitors will use that path.  The Eastern edge of the map is nearly a 100m higher than the Start Finish, and there are 3 sets of steep steps (108 steps – has lights but also wet leaves) heading west from the middle of the three underpasses.  The most Northerly of the 3 underpasses occasionally has youths drinking, although lighting here has been improved recently.

Planning Notes

See Hazards section re the underpasses for crossing the Silk Road.  The courses are designed to ensure runners use these 3 underpasses (plus a bridge to the far north).  

The controls only use a shortened version of the standard street furniture (TP, Green Boxes, Post Boxes, SubStations with one Canal Bridge and one H on LP) as an attempt to minimise wrong answers.

Reserving a map

To reserve your map(s) for this event, please email Grahame at   indicating the number required by 5pm on Monday 25th November.

The pub have asked us for an estimate of numbers - so please let Grahame know if you are likely to eat after your run - no specific choices required, just yes / no.

If you are a "first-timer", please provide details of your club, and year of birth, along with your name.

Also remember to sharpen your pencils - this is NOT a MapRun event!

And don't forget ...

All competitors MUST wear a high-visibility top.

There are no exceptions to this, and no excuse for not wearing one, as we can lend you one if you have forgotten yours.  

NO High Viz top, NO GO


Nearest town: Macclesfield

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Grahame Crawshaw

Enquiries to 

Safety and Risk

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