Night Street Score Event at Sheffield City
Thu 8th Jan 2015
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The race is based on one of the maps that Oli Johnson produced for the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. You will get an orienteering map of the City centre with control circles marked on. There are control descriptions for these control circles in the form of questions, the answers for which you will find in the centre of the circle. Some controls are compulsory. We are not using kites or punches or SI.
There will be a mass start at 6.15pm and you have 45 minutes to find as many answers as you can.
Each control will be worth ten points with some controls being compulsory, and the penalty for being late will cost 5 points for each 15 seconds.
The entry fee for the Orienteering is £3 for adults and £2 for juniors.
You can take part on your own or with a partner or as a group but there will only be one map and one set of clues/control descriptions for each entry.
Register in the Rutland Arms from 5.45pm onwards. You can leave a bag in the pub while you run. At 6.10pm we will head for the Start (which is 5 minutes away) en masse.
Please ensure you have a way of telling the time, a torch and something with which to write on waterproof paper - illegible answers won't count!
Because There are some busy roads in the City centre which should be crossed with care even in daylight and our event takes place at night a fluorescent running vest or bib or running top with reflective patches is compulsory.
Even with a reflective top only cross roads or tram tracks at Crossing points. pedestrian crossings and underpasses are shown on the map so please use them.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
We have booked a room in the Rutland Arms for a meal afterwards.
The Rutland Arms is a cosy City centre pub, popular with university staff. They have reserved their function room for us which will be large enough to take about 40 people.
There is no car park and so you will need to pay the usual parking fees in the town centre which apply till 8.30pm.
Supper will be a veggie chilli with rice at £6.50 per head. The pub will also provide a more expensive bar menu but it will only have limited resources for preparation and the queues could be long. I'd go for the chilli.
How to enter
If you are planning to come along, please send me an email to to reserve your map; if you are planning to eat, and want the chilli, please indicate that in the email as well. We need to give accurate numbers to the pub by Monday (5th January). Please contact me by Sunday 4th January (8 pm) at the latest.
See you there!
Safety & risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.
SYO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser. Read our photography policy.