Night Street Series
The Night Street Series are four low key and easy navigation events using maps that look at little like street maps (with no street names). They are perfect motivation for having a run on a cold winter evening and the navigation will keep you from getting bored. You are welcome to run on your own or with a couple of friends, or even your dog. Don't forget to bring a good torch or headlamp.
You choose to visit any 6, 10, 14 or 18 controls and plan to finish in approximately 1 hour. 6 controls can be visited within an hour if you are walking, 18 controls will need a fast run! We will have a cup of soup ready for you on your return.
There will be 20 control sites marked on the map. Plan to visit any 6, 10, 14 or 18 controls. You will get 5 minutes to decide which ones you will visit and plan your route. You can choose the number you select to do, depending on how long you wish to be out. Make this decision before you start. The setters of the courses have attempted to make different choices available for these numbers of controls and therefore make it a better challenge to you. To give you a feel of how many you should select to do, within about an hour you can visit 6 controls walking, 10 slow running, 14 running at a good pace and 18 going very fast!
We are using MapRunF/MapRun6 (ie using the app on your phone or orienteering watch) with no physical controls (instructions about MapRunF here). MapRun detects when you have reached each control and beeps to tell you that you've been successful. When you go into MapRunF/MapRun6 you will need to select the event name with the number of controls you are visiting in the name - ie if doing 6 controls select the one with PXAS06 (doing 10 controls has PXAS10, 14 controls has PXAS14 and 18 controls has PXAS18).
Maps are handed out at 18:55 with a mass start at 7.00pm (19.00). Everyone aims to be finished by 8:00pm and you design your own course to suit how fast you want to go.
Leave yourself some time before the start to find a park. These are urban events and parking is most often in residential streets, so you may need to walk a short distance to get to the event center (normally the garage or carport of a friendly orienteer)