The normal time for starts is 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. This was the wish of the majority and will help avoid some of the rush hour traffic. Earlier starts will be available at some events and may possibly be negotiated by individuals at others.
1. There will be 3 courses at each event . Short around 3-4 km., Medium 5 – 8 km, Long 8 km or more.
2.There will be a trophy awarded for the winner on each of the three courses during the season. The winner will be determined by the best 6 scores over the series.
3.This is a street competition not Night Orienteering. The majority of events should take place in towns, streets or on paths. Short, safe ,stretches in open country where powerful torches are not needed may be acceptable, but must not become the norm. If competitors are sent outside towns the organizer should consider the safety of possible route choices.
4.The planner scores 10 points and may allocate his points to the course of his choice.
5.The winner on each course scores 10 points, second 9 points and so on. In the unlikely event of a tie in an event, both competitors receive the higher score, with the next competitor scoring two points less.
6.If there is a tie at the end of the season then the competitor with more scores of 10 on his/her course wins the trophy. If there is still a tie the most scores of 9 determines and so on.
7.Under no circumstances may points be transferred between courses. A competitor must make it clear which course he is running before starting an event.
8.In unusual circumstances (e.g competitors not finding a control, controls being vandalised) it will be the planner's discretion to revise times or placings. (As a general principle planners try their best to ensure no one is disqualified and come away with no points.)
9.In the event of a dispute the NSL supreme (i.e me !) will make a ruling.
10.In the even more unlikely event that this ruling is not acceptable, appeal may be made to the Club Captain.
11.The winner of the Long course also wins the coveted title of "Harlequin Night Street League Champion for 2003/4".
12. Start times are normally 7 – 8 p.m but may be altered at the planner's discretion.
13. In exceptional circumstances the planner may allow a competitor who cannot make the official event to run at a different time. The result will only stand if the run takes place in the same week (Monday to Friday) as the official event. This is entirely at the discretion of the planner and competitors must not expect this by right.
Publicity: I would be grateful if the planner could advertise ahead in ADHOC giving directions to the event, start times and advise as to whether torches are essential, etc.