The 2020/2021 season was not possible under Covid19 restrictions but we’ll be back this winter! Next season’s programme will be advertised here and on the main events page.
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 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.