Whinney Hill Street-O, 3 July

Local Street-O Series No. 2, Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Whinney Hill Street-O, 3 July

Results Available

Info: This event will be a 45 minute Score event – simply visit as many controls as you can in 45 minutes by running, walking or jogging. Suitable for all abilities!

Travel: The area is located centrally within the City of Durham, with start, finish and registration at the side of Old Elvet https://maps.app.goo.gl/sZVM5j6fEmk2wQk7A

Durham station is approx. a 20 minutes walk (1.5km/0.9 miles) from registration.

Parking: There is plentiful on street car parking (free after 6pm) available in the vicinity of registration next to Old Elvet, https://w3w.co/chair.starts.modest but please be considerate of local residents. There are no official bike racks in the vicinity, however there are several features which could be used to secure your bike.
Registration will be manned throughout the event so bags etc. may be left here at the owner’s risk.

Entries: Entry on day, or pre-enter using the form (pre-entry would be appreciated so that we can estimate map numbers). Payment should be on the day.

Registration: Registration will be open from 18:15, with starts from 18:30 to 19:00.

Fees: Seniors – £3.00, Juniors – £1.50. Please bring correct change if possible.

Start: Starts will be from 18:30 to 19:00, same location as registration.

Punching: There will be no punches at controls, although it is planned that SI will be used to determine start and finish times – please bring your own SI if you have one (also available free of charge to borrow, lost or non-returned SI cards will be charged at £30).

Controls will be items of street furniture or similar with a simple question at each control to prove that you have visited (e.g. what number is this postbox?). Please bring a pen or similar to record your answer.

Map & Area: Whinney Hill and surrounding areas – Scale 1:5000, 5m contours. Open Street Map produced using Open Orienteering Mapper.

Terrain: A hilly mixture of residential housing, city centre and college campus, depending on route and controls chosen. More distant controls may take participants near or across busier roads.  

Control descriptions: Control descriptions will be on the reverse of the map in the form of questions or clues (e.g. ‘lamppost number’) – there will be NO loose paper copies available on the day.

Facilities: There will be no toilets available at the event.

Safety: Area is an urban area. All competitors that have registered to start must report to registration after they finish (even if they do not wish their score/time to be recorded). Competitors are welcome to carry a phone when they compete. There will be a first aid kit and first aiders at registration.

The course will involve road crossings so Juniors aged under 16 should be accompanied/shadowed on the course by a parent/guardian.

Dogs: Dogs will be allowed but under close control – please clean up after your dog.


  • Organiser – Matthew Foskett,
  • Planner – Thomas/Horst Puschmann,
  • Controller/Series Organiser – Matthew Foskett

Single 45 minute Score course. Visit as many controls as you can, in any order, in 45 minutes by running, walking or jogging.

10 points per control. 10 points penalty per minute (or part of) late.

The course will involve road crossings so Juniors aged under 16 should be accompanied/shadowed on the course by a parent/guardian.

Please give space and be courteous to members of the public.

Participants take part at their own risk.

As there were no controls out, just paper records so it would be great if you can add your route to Routegadget. This can either be an upload of your GPX track (from Garmin / Strava etc) , or just draw it on from memory.
2024-07-03 Whinney Hill (routegadget.co.uk).

Thanks for coming, we hope you enjoyed it! Well done to Thomas and Horst who were planning an event for the first time. Next Street-O is in Belmont on Thursday 1 August.

The results table for this event is shown below, below that is the overall Street-O 2024 table:

Pos.NameCat.ClubTimePointsPenaltyFinal Score
1Elizabeth BedwellW21NN45:3331010300
2Meg BakerW21NN44:392800280
3Chris DaleM45NN45:2029010280
4Oliver PuschmannM12NN46:4622020200
5Dave PeelM45NN46:5022020200
6Debby WarrenW60NN43:471900190
7Allen BanisterM65NN44:321900190
8Julian WarrenM60NN45:3419010180
9Leo HutchinsonM14IND42:481500150
10Rose BlythW21IND44:321400140
11Fred MillerM70NATO40:431300130
12Aileen CongreveW45NN55:20240110130
13Max DunseithM10IND43:301100110
14Sam FosterM14IND43:101000100
14Matthew ScottM14IND43:101000100
15Thomas DuttonM21NN49:521405090
16Lorraine HainsbyW70IND49:531405090
18Lingyun SongM21DUOC55:5412011010
19Zhao ChengM21IND53:2540900

NN Street-O Series 2024 – Series Scores
Event Officials (O) receive 100 points. All other points by position (1st=100, 2nd =99…). Minimum 2 events to appear in table.

 Name1) The Sands2) Whinney Hill3) Belmont4) Stanhope5) Newton Hall No. of EventsTotal
1Thomas Puschmann299O100       2199
2Meg BakerO100299       2199
3Matthew Foskett497O100       2197
4Horst Puschmann893O100       2193
5Chris Dale992398       2190
6Allen Banister794794       2188
7Thomas DuttonO1001586       2186
8Debby Warren1388695       2183
9Dave Peel1685596       2181
10Oliver Puschmann1784497       2181
11Aileen Congreve12891289       2178
12Julian Warren2180893       2173
13Max Dunseith19821388       2170