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2020-21

NGOC's event at Painswick on 5/12/2020 on details here, entries via Fabian4. Please pay attention to the note about start times and the tier restrictions.

So we are coming out of lockdown into 3 Tiers in England. Sadly the WNL catchment area is split between Tiers 2 and 3 plus Wales. So event though events will be taking place not everyone will be able to attend them with the current guidance not to travel between tiers. It's unclear if we will get a viable league but that decision can wait as the one thing we know is that things will change again before the season is out.

I have added a Covid guidelines document with recommendations for running WNL events in these Covid times. The main things are pre entry and allocated start times. Sadly no pub of the night. Some extra guidance about potentially needing to do a search and having to make sure some competitors stay around until the last person is finished. All in all it really should be easier on the night but a bit more work before the event.

The Website has been moved and tinkered with. It should all look basicaly the same untill you get down to the historical results. All the old stuff is still there but you will loose the header and menu. If you find anything tht is not working then please let me know.

The event guidelines are consistent with the BOF Insurance Policy. Backup lighting and whistles are compulsory and the organiser should actively check they are carried. Please Note the latest update "Special attention should be given to newcomers to night O especially with limited day experience as well. The most critical thing is to emphasise the easier controls and the time limit. Make it clear that they should be aiming to be back a bit early for a first outing. Make it clear that if they are seriously late the organiser will start asking people not to leave so they are available to help with a search which would be started soon after everyone else has finished."

A reminder that if you have any queries about the results for an event, you should in the first instance contact the organiser to get them amended. Also it would be much appreciated if organisers would return results to Andy White (resultsATwesternnightleague.org.uk) using the standard template which can be found on the documents page.


SAFETY

Whistles are compulsory and competitors should ensure that their lighting is adequate. Organisers may require cagoules to be worn. It is strongly recommended that a mobile phone is carried and that the number is given to the organiser and the organiser's number is programmed in. Night orienteering is inherently risky, and while competitors compete at their own risk, it is expected that everyone will take all possible action to minimise these risks.

NOTES.
1. No Pub of the night in these Covid times.
2. WNL events are a 1 Hour score format with penalties for lateness (1pt for every 6 seconds).
3. For novices, approx 25% controls will form a yellow standard course. Your wellcom to take part as a pair or group.
4. Best X of the events to count for the overall final rankings.
5. Night Champs are included for information. Enter these direct if interested.
6. Start times will be pre allocated with pre entery. Generally Nightfall for 60-90 minutes.
7. Regular League Tables published with the results of each event.