2018 sees the seventh LOG night series, with 4 events running on consecutive Thursday evenings between the start and end of February, and this year sees the continuation of the concept of a ‘league cup’. Open to all, this series is suitable for everyone from novice to experienced orienteers.
Each event comprises of a single 45 minute, mass start, score race. Collect as many controls from the 20 available as you can in within the 45 minute time limit. Each control is worth 10 points; there is a time penalty of -10 points for each minute (or part thereof) over the time allowance. An age handicap system will be used to arrive at a final adjusted score for each event.
Registration will be open from 6.30pm, with call up and briefing at 7.10pm. There will be a mass start, with map release at the same time, at 7.15pm. Course closes at 8.15pm. Entry is free for the first event, and then £4.00 for LOG/BO members (adults), £5.00 for non-members, £2.00 juniors (all) for all subsequent events, and includes SI dibber hire.
The orienteer’s placing for the final round will be based on their scores so far in the series. The planners of each event are awarded a ‘joker’, which means a ‘free’ score to replace the one they lose from the event they plan, and this is based on their average scores across the rest of their runs in that series. There will then be a final round, where runners are placed into sub-groups according to their previous scores (ie. Cup, Plate, Shield, etc.), with the best 8 runners competing for the overall title. Winners’ prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories:
- Series Champion
- Series Runner-up
- Highest Scoring Runner (Non-handicapped)
Click here for the series table.
Please email Paul Murgatroyd at as this will help to predict map quantities needed. For more information, contact series co-ordinator Paul Murgatroyd via email or on 01522 837095. Bring a torch!