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Social and night event at Redmires

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Thu 16th Feb 2017

A good turnout given it is a night event in February! Good to see some people from other clubs getting a bit of last minute training in before the Northern and British Night Champs. Thanks to Tony and Claudia for planning and running the event, lots of compliments on the courses.

There was a bag of lost property left for someone to collect but it wasn't collected...  If anyone knows anything about it let us know!


Conrad Reuber (+1)                         28.09
Oscar& Nathan Peel (+1)               32:17
Ben Dempsey                    32:15
Ed Lawrence                      35:16
Steve Dempsey                38:49
Ian Cooper                          48:58
Simena Calvo                     44:21 (mp missing number 13(39))
Bronwyn Doyle                  67:21 (mp missing 10-15)
Amanda Crawshaw          DNF (missing 10-17)
Watkins                                DNF
Richard Robinson             28:56
Ben Beresford                   32:17
Joe Taunton                       35:04
Aislinn Prendergast         39:07
Alice Rigby                          39:21
Nick Lightfoot                    39:46
Tim Weigand                     48:26
Neil Harvat                          53:31
Mark Thomson                 59:17
James Burton                     62:42
Steve Martin                      76:22


A first night event or an opportunity to train for British Night Championships later in the month? This event is suitable for experienced orienteers. The short course is suitable for those who can complete a light green in the day time. Juniors welcome but should be shadowed unless experienced.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your map by 12 noon on Wednesday 15th January. Please indicate whether you are planning to eat at the pub.


Parking will be in the car park next to the reservoir or on the Redmires Road (here). 


All courses are on the area of moorland and runnable forest to the north of the private road. A massive amount of recent felling has meant we can’t sensibly use the southern section of the area, but for a night event this gives an opportunity for a 4.6k course to use the full extent of the northern section and avoid any road running. The long course goes through an area that was felled a number of years ago and the piles of root stocks are marked as linear thicket. The area is contained by walls and fences with the minor road to the East.

The map was recently updated by Peter Govett (January 2017)


Short 2km (orange standard)
Medium 3.5km
Long 4,6km


Registration will be at the public car park from 18.15. Parents (and others responsible for minors) need to consider this.


Starts from 18:30 - 19.00 (earlier if it is dark), Courses close 19:45. Pease arrive early if you think you could take a long while.


WHISTLES compulsory

Bring a cagoule as it may be compulsory depending on the weather and forecast.

Spare head touches are recommended.


Food and drink at the Three Merry Lads from 19.30.

Venue Details

Redmires Woods are the woodlands west of the three Redmires reservoirs.    Most of the map is mature coniferous woodland with minimal undergrowth providing superb running, but at the northern edge it opens out to moorland sheep pasture.  There are few paths.  The area is dotted with quarry /mining workings, some of which provide excellent technical orienteering.

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.


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