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North Town, Longrun & environs


Sat 19 Jan

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Urban, Night

Photos (via Dropbox)


Results and Splits

Our last big night event- the Southern Night Champs, Nov 2016

Our last big night event- the Southern Night Champs, Nov 2016
Credit: Steve Winkley

We've adjusted the results to take into account the manual punches taken at the vandalised controls.

Planner Jim Mallinson said, "I was expecting the faster runners to get round in under the hour, but am pleased it was not too far under.

Thanks to all who helped (before, during and after) and to all who turned up. It was a very good turnout."

Western Night League Series Info

A series of night events held in the hinterland of the M5 from Somerset to the West Midlands.

Link to Western Night League website

All those participating must wear a head torch plus carry a spare and a whistle for emergencies.

New to night nav?

Read this excellent guide, courtesy of BKO

QO have also written guides: Guide 1 , Guide 2

Rules & safety

Please read the information on the Western Night League website.

Directions / Parking

TESCO, Wellington Road (2hr limit) or Wood Street Car Park (GR ST224249) TA1 1UN

Start & finish at the Link Room, COACH building, French Weir Park, Taunton (GR ST220248)

Course Information

A one hour 'score' event.

20 SI controls varying in value from 15 to 50 points, shown either red or blue. Once colour is changed, no changing back.

Time penalty 10 points per minute (or part thereof) over time.

Bonus points if course completed within time.

Entry Details

£5 per map.

Dibber Hire: £1

Charge for lost dibber - £40

Filling out a Registration form (link) in advance will quicken up the entry process on the evening

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 1645. Starts from 1715hr. Courses close at 1915hr

Terrain Description

Mainly level country park and adjacent urban area and college campus.


A4. 1:5000.

Updated by Jim Mallinson Dec 2018 and drawn to ISSOM2007 standard.

All competitors should familiarise themselves with the symbols used – especially those that are ‘not to be crossed’ or ‘forbidden access’


Changing area and toilets.

Hot drinks available at finish

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Jim Mallinson mapping@

Organiser: Roger Craddock

Photo Gallery

Western Night League

Western Night League

Important Event Information

Safety and 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. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

Privacy: when participating in our events/activities your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.

Photography: QO 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.

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