During the dark autumn and winter weekday nights Harlequins put on the Night Street League (NSL). This is street orienteering - in the dark. The highlight of the NSL year is the Bewdley International Mountain Marathon (BIMM) organised by Russ Fauset, which in recent years has been more International than Bewdley.
Adrian Bailey (l) and John Embrey (r) receive the Medium and Long course trophies from retiring NSL Coordinator Brian Hughes.
Brian writes: Congratulations to John Embrey who won the Long Course, the Baggott Trophy and title of Harlequins Night Street League Champion for the second year in succession. Once again, the Medium course provided the stiffest competition. Peter Langmaid looked as if he would win for much of the season, but the generously decided to run the Long in the last two events, allowing Adrian Bailey to scrape home as overall victor in his first season. Jacky kept another trophy in the Embrey household, winning the Short for the second time.
During the season, 32 runners participated. Thanks to all those who ran for making the efforts of the planners worth-while. Thanks too to all our planners for inviting us into their homes, and in particular to those who improved or extended maps to give us new challenges. Geoffrey invited us to Stratford again at Xmas for mulled wine and sausages and a good social atmosphere was generated at the after-eats and drinks at all the venues.
Final 2008-9 League Table
2008 - 2009 Programme
All events on Thursdays unless otherwise stated
|1||25 Oct (Saturday)||City of London||Russ Fauset||Results
Chris Embrey's GPS trace
|2||04 Nov (Tuesday)||Erdington||Andy Hemsted||Results|
|3||20 Nov||Central Worcester||Brian Hughes||Results|
|4||02 Dec||Great Barr||Adrian Bailey||Results|
|5||17 Dec (Wednesday)||Stratford-upon-Avon||Geoffrey Foster||Results|
|6||08 Jan||Selly Park||Alison Sloman||Results|
|7||27 Jan (Tuesday)||Kidderminster||Dennis Mews||Cancelled|
|8||19 Feb||The Weoleys||John & Jacky Embrey||Results
|9||26 Feb||Stourbridge||Robert Vickers||Results|
|10||10 Mar (Tuesday)||Malvern Link||Jill MacKenzie||Results|
The NSL Coordinator is Brian Hughes. Brian is resigning from the role at the end of this season and any offers to take on the job would be greatly appreciated.
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The normal time for starts is 6:30 to 7:30pm, in order to avoid the worst of the rush hour traffic. Earlier starts will be available at some events and may possibly be negotiated by individuals at others.
Short (around 4km), Medium (around 6km) and Long (around 9km) courses are available. Trophies are awarded for overall winners on each course at the end of the season.
Events use urban streets and paths, with the occasional stretch of open space or canal towpath. A headlight or torch is often useful, particularly for the longer courses, but it doesn't need to be particularly powerful - enough to see your footing and read the map.
Participants are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk. Courses may cross main roads and some reflective clothing is advisable.