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Night Street League 4 - Marple Bridge

Event #4 of the Night Street League Series 2021-22 (postponed from 2020-21).

Results and wrong answers ...

(Updated 23/12/2021 - another late run)

Tue 07th Dec 2021

Type of event: Local, Night, Street
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 23rd Dec


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

(correct answer in brackets)

28 (459) Tim Hargreaves 458

44 (1A) Roger Ashby 2A

Organiser notes

Ian Gilliver - no result due to lost clue sheet.

Apologies for:  

  • wrong clue 26 on clue sheets – somehow this went wrong between testing and printing
  • missing bottom of last row of clue sheets – different issue to do with tight margins
  • mis-configuration of MapRun so early finishes got credited with bonus rather than 0

Pre Event Info

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.

Venue: Norfolk Arms, 2 Town St, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 5DS

The event will be a MapRun event (requiring SmartPhone or watch). Please download the App MapRun 6 to your phone or MapRun G to your watch before you arrive at the event. 

As usual, a traditional paper-based backup will be available for those who request it. 

Start and Finish will be timed using SI as usual.


Everyone should pre-enter using the MDOC Registration System Select your course, then choose a start block. If you do not have your own SI card (dibber), a hire dibber will be allocated to you. This process will guarantee that a map is available for you on the night. 

If you wish to run in a pair, please enter each competitor individually, and we'll sort the pairings out at registration on the night.

Entries will close at midnight on Sunday 5th December.

We would prefer to avoid entry on the day (EOD) but a limited number of maps may be available. Please do NOT rely on it.

On the night registration will be based in the pub. You will need to pick up your personalised question / answer sheet and a dibber (if requested) and pay for your entry. Our preferred system of payment is by contactless card - using the iZettle system. Cash payments will be possible, but not encouraged.

Please note that all runners will receive a map, and will be charged for it (£4 senior, £2 junior); people running in pairs will both be charged.

We will operate a 'gopher' system for anyone who feels uncomfortable with going into the pub. Please pre-enter in the usual way, then drop Grahame an email to let him know. You will either have to pay by cash - preferably the exact money, or temporarily hand your credit / debit card to the gopher who will make the payment on your behalf before returning the card to you.

Other points worth noting .........

The data you provide in the pre-entry system removes the requirement to fill in the "Participant Waiver Form".

The boards showing photographs of common control sites will no longer be used. The photos are available on the Typical NSL Controls page.

Final details - including a copy of the Safety Notice, and the safety map - will be emailed to all pre-entries after entries have closed.

It will not be available at registration. Please read them!

Additional information from the organiser

The Nofolk Arms.has an ever-changing array of interesting beers for your delectation.  Food should be ordered off the standard menu before you run (it is online if you want to have a look beforehand), and there may be some Christmas specials available so you can start early on your Christmas festivities.

Registration is upstairs in an area reserved for us - go in the side door and straight up the stairs.


The best parking is the free public car park on the right as you go down the steep hill to Marple Bridge - just a few dozen metres from the pub. Should that be full, the next best is the (also free) Station Overflow car park higher up the hill on the same side of the road, just below the Purple Pakora.

For train users, Marple Station is maybe 300m from the pub. For bus users, any bus that goes to Marple Bridge will do very nicely.


The competition map is 1:12000, and (unusually for NSL maps) features 10m contours, as there are significant hills to factor into your route choices. Points values go from 20-80 and penalties are effectively 40 points per minute. The area covers some of the usual Marple map, most of the Marple Bridge map, and note we are not using any of Brabyns Park. Recent discoveries marked on the map include a low-flying fallen tree across a footpath and work on a lock which has closed a marginally useful bridge.

Event Details

The Start and Finish are NOT at the pub. As this was planned for last year, we have an outdoor Start/Finish at the entrance to the Station Overflow car park 250m and 40m climb up the steep hill from the pub.

The event is set up for MapRun, but non-MapRunners are very welcome as always – pick up your clue sheet from registration, and present yourself at the Start whenever you’re ready.  


Nearest town: Marple

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Grahame Crawshaw

Enquiries to 

Safety and Risk

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