What A Challenge!

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    John Butler

      Many thanks to the twelve HALO members and one non-member involved in
      this year’s Humber Night Challenge which was organised jointly by Humber
      Police, Humber Fire and Rescue, the Tribune Trust and HALO on 3/4 March. As well as giving up all of the Saturday
      evening (or the early hours of Sunday morning, or in some cases both) 3 members
      also put on five training sessions at various venues in Beverley, Driffield, Hull,
      Grimsby and Scunthorpe prior to the event.

      Some 140 youngsters from East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire and
      North Lincolnshire in teams of 5 successfully completed 20K of night
      orienteering, mainly off road, starting and finishing at Brantingham Park (the
      home of Hull Ionians Rugby Football Club) in the East Riding. The results are being kept under
      wraps until the prize giving at the Odeon Cinema in Hull on 19 March.

      The fastest
      team took 3:50:04 to complete the course, excluding the time taken to tackle the six challenges which they encountered on route. The final positions are adjusted to reflect their scores for the challenges.

      The first
      challenge, which was run by HALO, was to plot 10 map references which
      identified the route to be followed. The
      last challenge was also run by HALO and was a maze where individual team
      members had to collect letters of the alphabet that when put together in the
      right order spelt the name of a place connected to the event. The other challenges, which included creating
      a wigwam, securing a team member in a stretcher and facing a mock crime scene,
      were run by our partner organisations. HALO
      also provided the maps and the SI equipment which was used for the start,
      finish and the controls on route.

      The prize for the
      winning team is a week’s adventure course in the Lake District. HALO will be presenting each of the members of the top
      six teams with a HALO prize voucher which entitles the holder to free admission
      to any HALO Club Night or Orienteering event for the next year.

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