North London Street Orienteering League – Plaistow

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20 December 2012 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Victoria Tavern
28 High St
Plaistow, London Borough of Newham, London E13 0AJ
CHIG senior members £2, senior members of other orienteering clubs, £3, non-members £4.
Tom Edelsten

Event Overview

The format of this evening event makes it suitable for both adult beginners and experienced adult orienteers alike. Juniors may only participate if accompanied by an adult. Walk or run and see how many locations you can find within the one hour time limit. The map is not very technical at this event – click here for a sample of the simple map type used!

Map and Terrain

The map is 1:10,000, black and white, with only streets and paths marked.  The height variation is negligible.  It will either be printed on waterproof paper, with the clues on the back, or be printed on paper with a separate clue sheet, with a polythene bag.


At The Victoria Tavern, 28 High Street, Plaistow, E13 0AJ.


Train or bus to Plaistow District and Hammersmith and City line station, and turn right, i.e. South-east. The pub is about 200m along the High Street on the right.

If you drive, there are no parking restrictions in most of the side streets at this time of night; whether there are spaces is another matter.

The Course

A one hour score course, with control sites worth between 10 and 50 points mostly, but not exclusively according to how far away they are. You will be given a choice of three answers – circle the correct one.
This is a control visiting event! Circling answers at controls you have not visited, on the off chance you get it right, is cheating.

Your score will be reduced by 2% of the points scored for every minute or part minute late.

The leading man and woman will score 100 points, second place 99 etc.  In addition, your score will be increased by a multiple depending on your age and sex, and the resultant points used in the same way for a handicap competition.


You are advised to bring a torch and compass, as well as a pen to mark your answers.  The traffic is generally not heavy or fast, but light coloured clothing for extra visibility is advised.


CHIG senior members £2, senior members of other orienteering clubs, £3, non-members £4.  Non-members who join CHIG by the end of the year will get a refund.  Juniors are not allowed to run street orienteering events unless accompanied by an adult.

Registration and Start Times

6:30 – 7:30

Please email the Organiser to reserve a map.

Courses Close 9:00

Aprés Run

We are very grateful to The Victoria Tavern management for allowing us to use their premises as an event centre. They have a full range of drinks and can do sandwiches for you afterwards. There will be energy bars for finishers while stocks last.


Tom Edelsten CHIG 07710461987

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