Last update 10 Apr 2016
Night Street League
Each event has a choice of 3 courses -
Short approx. 4 km, Medium approx 6km, Long approx 8km, or is of a score format with 3 different time limits, eg 30/45/60 minutes.
A headlamp / torch is highly advisable, but it need not be a full-power terrain night-O one. You should also wear a light / reflective top to help ensure you are seen. Whistles are now also required.
2015-16 Final League Table after all 6 events
2015 - 2016 Programme
||King George V Fields, Worcester
||Birmingham City & Aston University
- There will be 3 courses at each event. Short around 4km, Medium 6km, Long 8km or more. The event could alternatively be a "score" event with 3 time limits, e.g. 30/45/60 minutes, with penalties for late returns.
- There will be a trophy awarded to the highest-ranked Harlequin on each of the three courses at the end of the season. The winner will be determined by their best int(n/2)+1 results, where n is the number of events in the series.
- The highest-ranked Harlequin on the Long course wins the coveted title of "Harlequin Night Street League Champion".
- 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.
- The planner scores 10 points and may allocate his/her points to the course of his choice; max. one such score per runner per season. If anyone plans more than one event in a season, for the second and subsequent events they plan they will receive the highest score they have achieved by running their nominated course at an event where they actually run.
- 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. If there are more than 10 runners on a course, the 10th and all subsequent runners will each receive 1 point. All competitors, whether Harlequins or not, are eligible for points.
- If there is a tie at the end of the season then the competitor with more scores of 10 from running on his/her course wins the trophy. If there is still a tie the most running scores of 9 determines and so on.
- Under no circumstances may points be transferred between courses. A competitor must make it clear which course he is running before starting an event.
- In unusual circumstances (e.g competitors not finding a control, controls being vandalised) it will be the planner's discretion to revise times and placings. Planners should ensure no one is disqualified and comes away with no points. Generally 1 minute is added for each minor mistake e.g. next lamppost along a straight road, 2 or 3 minutes for each more serious miss, 5 minutes for each missing control.
- In the event of a dispute the NSL Coordinator will make a ruling.
- In the even more unlikely event that this ruling is not acceptable, appeal may be made to the Club Captain, or (if the NSL Coordinator and Club Captain are one and the same) the Club Chairman.
- Start times are normally 6.30 - 7.30pm but may be altered at the planner's discretion.
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