Winter Evening Events

Winter Evening Events

Newcomers and non-members are very welcome to take part. If you are new to Orienteering then click here to find out more about the sport.

2023/2024 Season future events:

14/12/2023EymoreDetailsAndy Johnson
18/01/2024Banners Gate, Sutton ParkJames Thomas
01/02/2024Kinver Edge Jeremy Geere
15/02/2024Castlemorton Common Robert Rose

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.

2023/2024 Season Results:

30/11/2023Dudmaston ResultsKerstin Mitchell
16/11/2023Arrow Valley Results
John Leeson

For previous years the winners, with links to league tables and results where available, are on the archive page