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Night Street League 4 - Marple

Event #4 of the Night Street League Series 2017-18

Updated results (late runs from Rob Taylor and Kate Bryant) ...

Tue 12th Dec 2017

Type of event: Local, Night, Street
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 13th Jan


Event Report

Please check your results carefully for spelling/club/age group/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 and rulings

(correct answer in brackets)

#42 (178)  Dave Mawdsley 176   No confusion. No points.

#43 (459)  Hannah Stroud  437   This TP is to the West on Norbury Drive; correct TP Is on Manor Hill Rd. No points.

#55 (GOLF)  Darren Peatfield + Simon Harding, Sophie Ralston  1024    Santa has his hat on. Slightly dodgy clue as there’s a sign with 4 digits on the TP next to the Golf sign - points allowed.

#57 (514)  Darren Baker 544   No confusion. No points.

#63 (216)  Eddie Speak 213   No confusion. No points.

#66 (733)  Helen + Steve Gray 133    No confusion.  No points.

#70 (5)  Alan Mullock, Sophie Ralston, Mark Burley  4  (Greenbeech Close has 5 E’s)   No possible confusion. No points.

#76 (11)  Peter Gorvett  22   The 1’s on the (high-up) H have hats and feet and can easily be mis-read as 2’s. Santa’s hat says points allowed.


Not an easy night for writing down answers !   Very well done runners for producing more or less legible answer sheets, and markers for making sense of some very subtle marks on soggy paper. Experience is that a fairly soft pencil works best on wet waterproof paper.

Serious apologies to everybody who visited #48 and wasted time because the hint was wrong.  Between the final all-controls check and the event, we changed the clue from a faint and high H on TP to the TP itself - but somehow both of us failed to check that the TP number introduced was the right one.

Thanks to everyone who turned out, and enjoyed their night despite the ice and sleet. The easy call would have been to stay at home.  The pub have said thank-you and when can we go back - maybe a Countryside Score will be next.

Lost property 

Black wrist-loop for something;  pair of gentlemen's undergarments (NEXT).

Pre Event Info

Venue: The Navigation Inn, Marple SK6 6BD

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

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 2017-18 page.

Additional information from the organiser

The pub (Robinson's) is just past the last of the shops as you go up the hill East through Marple centre. From Marple Station, it's a 700m walk - leave the car park by the steps in the corner, turn right steeply up the hill; take one of three lefts (the tarmac-with-pavement Arkwright Road, the unsurfaced St Martins Rd or the canal towpath) and right onto Oldknow Rd/Stockport Rd.

From their web site ... "The Navigation at Lock 13 is an historic Public House dating from around 1790 that started by serving the 'navvy's' or Navigation Engineers that built the Peak Forest Navigation, known today as the Peak Forest Canal, part of the Cheshire ring. The pub is located next to a lock, Number 13, one of 16 Locks that raise the canal by 64 metres / 209 feet, over about 1 mile in length.  A very impressive piece of engineering built over 210 years ago. In order to get the locks finished quickly and for his boats to be the first to use the canal, Samuel Oldknow, a local mill owner gave the 'navvy's' possets, a milk drink curdled with Ale and often spiced, supplied by the Navigation Pub, as an incentive to work harder. The bridge next to the Navigation is known as Posset Bridge."


The pub has a small car park adjacent (which will also feature the Start/Finish) and fits about 8 cars. Behind the pub is a 30-space pay-and-display car park which is 30p for an hour and free after 6pm. 150m West of the pub is a large ASDA car park which is effectively free after 5pm.  So, I'd recommend early arrivals to check out the adjacent parking and later arrivals to go straight into the East end of the ASDA area - there's steps out, walk past the cinema and the Navigation is on the other side of the road. 


Not as cheap as recent events, but there is a very new landlord. The pub menu is here ... Navigation Menu

The Event

60 controls, values 20-70, penalties 2 per 3 secs (ie. 40 per min), map scale 1:10400. Very little non-road surface,  very little unlit.  A few contours (which aren't on the map) but nothing remotely as serious as Marple Bridge. Just the one major road (the A626), which splits into 3 as it approaches the centre.

Reserving a map and food

As usual, we need to get an estimate of numbers of maps required, and to give the pub a chance to cope with us all ......., so if you are interested in attending please email Grahame Crawshaw  by 6pm on Saturday 9th December, indicating the number of maps required and your food requirements.


Nearest town: Marple

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Grahame Crawshaw (0145 786 6264; mob 0758 720 6420)

Enquiries to 

Safety and Risk

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