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Night Street League Series 11, 2022-23

League details and overall league results

This is our eleventh series of events.

All the 2022/23 NSL events will be planned as MapRun events, enabling runners to use the MapRun6 app on their phone or the MapRunG app on their watch. 

However, as usual at NSL Maprun events, a traditional paper-based backup will be available for those who request it. 

The overall results including all 8 events are now available.

Prizes for the series were awarded at the NSL Cup Final event on Tuesday 7th March at Hazel Grove. Read more... for details

14th Mar 23

NSL2022-23 Prizewinners

Gross Points (Men) - Nathanael Booker, (Women) - Fiona Blagg

Handicap Points (Men) - 1. John Embrey, 2. Peter Gorvett, 3. John Britton

Handicap Points (Women) - 1. Ruth Beresford, 2. Rebecca Glen, 3. Jane McCann


All other prizes are based on Handicap Scores ...

Most Improved - Mike Ashby

Level Best - David Wathey

Non members of an O club - Steve Fairclough and Andy Mainwaring

Junior Prize - Jacob and Marcus Daniels


Hydrant Cup Winner - Afy Afrouz

Well done to all!

Grahame C (Series Co-ordinator)

Missing from photo - Peter Gorvett (on early train back to Sheffield), John B (eating his (cold!) carvery dinner), Afy (gone home - too tired!)

Overall Results updated to include all 8 events

The Overall League Tables after all 8 events:

For people unfamiliar with the Overall League Tables:

  • There's separate tables for gross and handicap scores.
  • Handicaps are based on age and sex and change every year - we have values for ages from 5 to 100.  The factor is derived from a table of 10k world records we found on the internet.

  • Over the 8-race season, your best 4 scores count.
  • Organisers and Planners get a yellow blob on their event, and are rewarded with a 4th score equal to their 3rd best.
  • The "average" column on the end is a good indicator of where people with less than 4 scores at the moment will end up when they get a 4th score.
  • After each event, please check your results carefully for spelling/club/handicap factor/correct timing and score, and let us know asap of any errors. 


A series of 8 events between October and March, plus a 'Cup Final'  where trophies and prizes for the 2022-23 series will be presented.

All the events are SCORE events using specially drawn maps, with a time allowance of either 40, 60, or 75 minutes. The control sites will mostly be items of street furniture (telegraph poles, hydrants, green boxes, post boxes etc. - see Typical NSL Controls page for examples). Evidence of your visit will be recorded by the MapRun app (see below), or by noting down a (hopefully obvious) identification mark on an answer sheet supplied at registration. There will be no O-kites and no SI boxes at individual controls, although we will use SI timing for the start and finish.

The controls will have a range of point values, adding an additional dimension to route choice and planning. As usual in score events, there will be (severe!) penalties for exceeding the time limit.

Event Schedule

(Clicking the Map name will take you to the individual Event page for more information on parking, food etc.)

Date Map Venue
Tue 1st November 2022 Macclesfield Cricket Club SK10 3JE
Thu 10th November 2022 Sale The Moorfield M33 3NW
Tue 22nd November 2022 Wythenshawe Silver Birch M22 9PQ
Thu 8th December 2022 Romiley The Stock Dove SK6 4DE
Tue 10th January 2023 Timperley The Moss Trooper WA15 6JU
Thu 26th January 2023 Bramhall The Governor's House SK8 7EQ
Tue 7th February 2023 Whaley Bridge Whaley Bridge BC SK23 7HX
Thu 23rd February 2023 South Reddish The Carousel SK5 7HR
*Tue 7th March 2023 Hazel Grove? tba

* Street League Cup Final (Prize-giving) Event

Essential Equipment

  • a high visibility top (you will not be allowed to start without one, and we have a few available to borrow)
  • dibber (lots available to borrow if necessary)
  • pen / pencil (maps and answer sheets will be printed on waterproof paper)
  • torch / head torch
  • compass (optional)
  • a backup light and a whistle (or an alternative means of summoning attention / assistance)
  • NB A mobile phone with a torch app would serve as a backup light AND a means of summoning assistance

Please also read the Safety Notice:

Further Information

You may run individually, or in pairs; however, under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult, and they must stay together at all times - i.e. no shadowing is allowed; 16 and 17 year olds may run unaccompanied, but must have written consent from a parent / guardian.

As the events form a league, scores from each event will be added together to reveal the eventual winners; your best 4 scores from the 8 events will produce your overall total. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of the Handicap Competition.

Newcomers to street league events may find John Britton's words of wisdom helpful:

  • What are you looking for? The control sites will mostly be items of street furniture e.g. telegraph posts, hydrants, green boxes, post boxes, lampposts etc. Photographs and examples can be seen on our Typical NSL Controls page. It won't be long before TP, LP, H and GB become second nature.
  • Controls with different values. This seems complicated but is essential for street league to work - it means you have to think carefully about where the value is and how much of it you can get to. One useful thing I always do is to take a highlighter and pick out the top values (the 40s and 50s, say). It takes a few seconds, but gives you a very quick feel for the distribution.
  • Sensible watches are essential for score events. I always carry a little compass just in case of disorientation. And a spare writing implement - pencils are most effective for waterproof paper.
  • Thinking time. Even on a 40-minute event it has to be sensible to spend some time thinking about your strategy before charging off. I usually take a good couple of minutes to highlight the values and ponder the consequences before leaving the start. I'm trying to decide what I'm going to do for the first 15-20 minutes, where big decision points might be, and what return route leaves most options available.
  • Some words of warning ... map scale, number of controls, values of controls, penalty rate are not guaranteed to be the same every week. Check them all before you start, to make sure your decisions are going to be correct for the way each event is set up.


Series co-ordinator: Grahame Crawshaw 

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