Luxembourg Night Urban League – LuxNUL!
This winter, Luxembourg OC is organising a series of low-key night urban orienteering courses. And to make it more entertaining (and to encourage you to turn out even if it’s cold and raining!), times will be kept and noted, and at the end of the series, we will have LuxNUL league winners.
No entry fee - just turn up and run. Join our Club for the year, if you want to contribute!
Dates and meeting points are as follows
- Wed 11 December: Sandweiler, 55 am Steffesgaart
- Wed 15 January: Limpertsberg, 108 avenue Victor Hugo
- Wed 29 January: Helmsange, 37 Cité John F. Kennedy
- Wed 12 February: Bonnevoie, meeting point to be confirmed
- Wed 4 March: Belair, 9 rue Walram
- Mon 23 March or Wed 25 March: Ville / Grund meeting, point to be confirmed
If it looks as if there will be lying snow, verglas, or any other weather that might make it unsafe, the run will be postponed by one week. Postponement will be announced here as a news item on this website, before 23.00 on the night before.
There will be two courses – a longer one of 5 to 6 km, and a shorter one of around 3 km. Neither will be suitable for children unless accompanied by an adult. Controls will be 15cm flags, with pin punches (very 20th century retro!). Most of the courses will be on lit streets or paths, but a torch or headlamp might still help.
The maps will be 1:7,500, each based on publicly available data, rather than specially surveyed - so please don’t expect mapping perfection! But there will be 5 metre contours. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper, with the “control card” for punching on the reverse.
Safety – everyone takes part entirely at their own risk. Please wear high visibility clothing. Take especial care crossing all roads (some courses will cross busy roads), and use the pavements whenever possible.
How will the LuxNUL league work? Very simply. Best three runs from as many as you are able to take part in. Times behind the winner will be aggregated. Results - of each race, and cumulative standings – will be published on this website the day after each run
Welcome to LuxNUL!