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Night Orienteering event

The Hillingdon Triathletes Autumn Trail Quest event is open to runners & walkers. You can do them as individuals, pairs or as teams, with up to 6 in each team. The event is run as a normal orienteering event, except it is dark (bring a torch).


How it works…

You arrive and sign on.

You will be given a map, which will have up to 20 stations marked on it. You will also be given a card, which has to be stamped at each of the stations you reach. The stations are illuminated, so they can be seen from a distance. The route you take between each station is your choice. The harder a station is to reach or locate the more points it is worth. There is a time limit, and if you exceed it you will lose points.

Orienteers (run/walk) have 1hr 30 mins from when they start

There are usually teams that end up with a negative score.  There are prizes for the highest scoring teams.

These events are suitable for a complete cross section of people from fast, competitive runners to people who would like to stroll around the countryside in the pitch dark. They start and finish at a pub, which serves meals, so the evening always ends happily.

What you need: 
Proper clothing for the weather. 
Running, walking or hiking shoes for a mixed terrain. 
A fully charged torch (head torches are great but a hand torch with fully charged batteries at a minimum). 
Some cash for a drink afterwards!