Northern Night Championships


Nicky Nook, near Garstang


Saturday 17th February 2018 

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Congratulations to the Northern Nights Champions: Open Men David Roome SROC, Open Women Zoe Harding EUOC/SROC, M18- Dominic Dakin SYO, W18- Hannah Hateley DEE, M40+ Duncan Harris DEE, W40+ Susan Skinner WCOC, M55+ John Embrey DEE, W55+ Charlotte Somers-Cocks LOC. Full results here.

Final details are now available by following this link.


On-line entries preferred, via Fabian4. You may also enter on paper, using the standard entry form, posted to Chris Roberts, 296 Torrisholme Road, Lancaster, LA1 2TU. Cheques should be made out to SROC. When entering you are invited to choose the course which is appropriate to your age class, as shown in the table below. You may run up (i.e enter a longer course than that allocated to your age class) by entering a "higher" colour. e.g. M60 running Brown has entered M Open. You may also run down, in which case just choose the colour course which you wish to run. However if running down you will not be competitive in the Championship, although you will of course be competitive on the course and included in the results. For this event we request that those of M/W14- restrict their entry to Orange.

Championship Classes:

In order to encourage greater competition within age classes we have combined classes so that there will be Junior (M/W18-), M & W Open, Vet (M/W 40+) and Supervet (M/W55+).

Entry Fees:

- Up to Sat 3rd  Feb   Senior £9:00, £2:00 discount for BOF members, Junior/Student £3:00

- After Sat 3rd  Feb    Senior £11:00, £2:00 discount for BOF members, Junior /Student£4:00

On-line entries will remain open up to the Friday before the event, as long as maps are available.

- EoD                       Senior £11:00, £2:00 discount for BOF members, Junior £4:00

SI card hire £1:00. £30.00 charge if lost.



On hard standing at Fell End Farm at GR SD525495. Nearest postcode PR3 1DA. Follow this link to a Google map showing this location. Approximately 4 miles SE of junction 33 M6. Signed from the A6 near J33. Dogs are welcome on a lead in Assembly only.

Course details:

Course Approximate Length and climb Championship Class(es)

8.2 km / 390m

Open Men

5.3 km / 290m

Open Women, M40+, M18-

3.8 km / 180m

W40+, M55+, W18-
Short Green

2.8 km / 110m


2.4 km / 130m


Please note that the SI units will not be programmed in SIAC mode.


A mixture of open fell, mature wooded valleys and some fields. All courses will experience some height gain!


1:10,000, 5m contours. Updated 2017.

Control Descriptions:

Controls descriptions will be on the map. Loose description will be available in the pre-start area only. Short Green to Brown will have pictorial descriptions, Orange will have written descriptions.

Start & Finish:

The Start and Finish will be close together, approximately 700m walk from Assembly. Start times will be allocated to pre-entered runners between18.00 and 19.00.


This is a night event in February, partly on exposed moorland. You must come prepared to dress for the conditions. Whistles, cagoules (carried or worn) and spare head torches are compulsory. You must report to Download even if you retire. In the event of bad weather being forecast check back on this website before travelling.

Enquiries: General enquiries to the Organiser Chris Roberts 01524 39916
Planner: Quentin Harding (SROC)
Controller: Miriam Rosen (SROC)

North West Night League:

This event is also a scoring event in the North West Night League. Since the NWNL normally has just Orange, Green and Blue courses there is a different scoring system for this event:

1st eligible runner on Brown scores 40 points, 2nd 39 points etc.

1st eligible runner on Blue scores 40 points, 2nd 39 points etc.

1st eligible runner on Green scores 30 points, 2nd 29 points etc.

1st eligible runner on Short Green scores 30 points, 2nd 29 points etc.

1st eligible runner on Orange scores 20 points, 2nd 19 points etc.

Eligible runner means any member of a NWOA club, or anyone else who has already run in the North West Night League this season, before this event.


Last Updated : 17.02.18