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Night Street League Final - Timperley

Final event of the Night Street League Series 2013-14.

Thu 06th Mar 2014

Type of event: Local, Night, Street
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 19th Mar


Pre Event Info

The Hydrant Trophy will be presented to the winner on the night. The Running Bear-sponsored Owl trophies will be presented to the winners of the Men's and Women's Handicap competition in the NSL.

Venue: The Moorfield, 131 Marsland Road, Sale, M33 3NW

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

Additional information from the organising team, Peter Ross and Jillyan Dobby:

Venue: The pub is a member of the Hungry Horse chain (, and there is an extensive menu (the download is 5Mb) including burgers and chips at about £5 or £6. The beer is good, and the landlord and his assistant are very friendly, and they will clearly be able to cope with our numbers quite comfortably, so there will be no need to book food in advance.
Brooklands Metro station is only half a mile to the west along the Marsland Road, but for those coming by car there is parking behind the pub - accessed from Cromer Road.
The area being mapped covers Timperley, Brooklands and Wythenshawe Park. There are some very busy roads round the edges, but none in the competition area except maybe Brooklands Road which isn't so bad being dead straight and a single carriageway. The road layouts are varied, and there are two brooks that divide the area into blocks, with scarcely any road crossings. However, there are several footbridges, usually situated in open parkland, which I am sure will be used to cut some corners and add to the interest.

Event: With the street LEAGUE events now completed, this event has been dubbed The Night Street Cup Final, with all who take part competing for a new (annual?) cup - The Hydrant Trophy - which will be presented to the winner on the night. The way in which the competition has been set up should ensure that EVERYONE who takes part has a chance of winning the trophy (and not just those who can cover > 15 km!) on the night.

Please note the rules, which differ slightly from those used at our league events -

all competitors to run for 60 minutes
all 50 controls on the map are worth 100 points each
penalty points will be 2 points for each SECOND late
competitors final score will be calculated as gross points less time penalties divided by their average points scored per 60 minutes over this NSL season.

(as Peter helpfully points out - "in other words the prize will go to the person whose has saved their PB till last. This maybe someone who has had a bit of bad luck over the last few weeks and whose average may be a little lower than their true worth. On the other hand the pressure may claim the unreliable to the benefit of the consistent. Who knows? It's the Cup and anyone posting a flier could well win it").

The map is the same one used at NSL5 - with scale 1:15000.

In order to hold the prizegiving at around 8.30pm, we would like the last start to be no later than 7.15 (or alternatively the last finisher to be back by 8.15!).

In addition to the presentation of the Hydrant Trophy, we shall be presenting the Running Bear-sponsored Owl trophies to the winners of the Men's and Women's Handicap competition in the NSL. There will be a number of small additional prizes for those who have done well in the overall league tables.

Please contact Grahame to reserve your map by Saturday 1st March (5pm).


Nearest town: Sale

Registration & Start Times

Register 6.00 to 7.00pm. Starts 6.30 to 7.30pm.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser/Checkers - Peter Ross and Jillyan Dobby

Contact: Grahame Crawshaw 01457 866264

Safety and Risk

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