| Date|| Area|| Competition|| Details|| Officials
|18/11/2021||Shire Oak||Winter Evening Event||Subject to permission||James Thomas|
|02/12/2021||Uffmoor||Winter Evening Event||Andy Hemsted|
|13/01/2022||Walton Hill||Winter Evening Event||Robert Rose|
|27/01/2022||Saltwells||Winter Evening Event||Kerstin Mitchell|
|10/02/2022||Dudmaston||Winter Evening Event||Subject to permission||Barry Houghton|
|24/02/2022||Burlish Top||Winter Evening Event||Subject to permission||David Williams|
These events take place in forest or park terrain using traditional orienteering maps and are usually every other Thursday evenings during the darker nights. A combination of course and score formats is normally used. Controls have to be taken in order, but can be missed out without penalty. The time is limited to 60 minutes; the format and league scoring is described in more detail here. Most importantly, without volunteers to plan and organise there will be no series; full guidance and support is available.
Unless an event’s details state otherwise, you should expect:
- A tent or room as a focal point for entries and downloading after your run. A “pub of the night” is often nominated to make the evening more sociable.
- The time for starts is typically 18:00 to 19:00 but it does depend on when it gets dark! If cloudy the first runner normally can go off 10 minutes after the end of “Civil Twilight”.
- A torch or headlight is obviously needed (the more powerful the better). Participants are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk.
- The carrying of whistles is compulsory at all Winter Evening events (we usually have a few to hire or borrow).
- Before setting off for an event please check this website for updates.
The 2020/2021 season could not be held because of Covid19.
The 2019/2020 season champions were Mandy Mackereth and Alex Mitchell; the full league table is here and the events and results were:
For previous years the winners, with links to league tables and results where available, are archived to a pdf file.