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Night Street League 5 - Offerton

Event #5 of the Night Street League Series 2016-17

Updated Results (late run) ...

Thu 05th Jan 2017

Type of event: Local, Night, Street
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 28th 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

Well done to everyone who braved the bitter cold, frozen pavements and tricky map, following the New Year festivities. A good turnout, some good performances and some significant time penalties. Apologies for slightly misplaced dots at 14 and 61.

11 James Corden 22 vs 12

20 Anna McKenzie 0 vs 11

22 Helen Gray 22 vs 14

32 Thomas Screen 06 vs 57 (probably wrong box for 37 or 42)

34 Barry Chambers 7 vs 1

38 Paul Turner 5 vs 3

42 Doug Edwards 10 vs 06 (wrong box for 40?)

44 John Williams + Julie Gardiner 14 vs 18

47 John Williams + Julie Gardiner 06 vs 77 (probably wrong box for 42)

49 Carolyn Hindle 18 vs 1 (probably wrong box for 44)

55 Peter Gorvett 65 vs 66, Jean Payne 4 vs 66, Simon Proud 67 vs 66

57 Richard Applewhite 1 vs 5

61 Lisa Bloor + Catherine Tombs 05 vs 08

67 Peter Gorvett, Jean Payne 04 vs 05

The two wrong answers for 67 were a GB in the side road to the North of the correct side road.

The wrong answers 4 and 67 for 55 were both LPs in the general vicinity, but neither in places that should have been confusable with the actual LP, which was where a path emerges onto a tarmac area adjacent to the big area of rough grass. The wrong answer 65 looks like a slip of the writing hand. I don't know if it was this one, but someone remarked it was a bit mean to choose a lamppost which wasn't working.
Never thought of that.

Apologies to everyone who lost time struggling to read the substation number for 42 at long range - I did realise, too late, that this might be tricky, and it's a common problem with substation controls.

Maybe the control circles were a bit small - something for the Standards Committee to cogitate next time we're in the pub.


Pre Event Info

Venue: The Harvester, 23-25 Turnstone Road, Offerton SK2 5XJ

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 2016-17 page.


The car park is at the back of the pub, and is fairly big (but not as big as those for the Sale and Heatons events!).  On-street parking shouldn't be a problem.


The pub have offered a choice of 4 different meals, each costing £5. The choices are :

Fish and chips, chicken curry with rice, chicken, ham and leek pie with chips, and vegetable madras with rice.

Reserving a map and food

We need numbers (of maps and meals) by Monday 2nd January, so, if you are planning to attend, please email Grahame by 10pm on New Year's Day, indicating number of maps required and your choice from the food menu.


Nearest town: Offerton, Stockport

Contacts / Officials

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

Enquiries to 

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