Epping Forest South West
EAL, Yvette Baker Trophy Heat and SWELL round 9
Sun 12th Apr 2015
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Forest
Leagues: SWELL, EAL
- Individual results by course
- Graphical display of splits (SplitsBrowser)
- Splits display (WinSplits)
- Yvette Baker Trophy - Club result (updated)
- Yvette Baker Trophy - Individual scores
- Officials Comments
- View and add routes using RouteGadget2 (NB. 23 competitors on Brown & 1 on Blue missing from results list)
This level C ranking event incorporates a round of the Yvette Baker Trophy and a round of the EAL (East Anglian League) and SWELL (South & West Essex Local League).
Yvette Baker Trophy team mangers should notify the round co-ordinator, via , of their club's intension to compete by Sunday 29 March. Team mangers should complete a team declaration form and submit it to the round co-ordinator by 10 April; changes to the declaration may be made on the day of the event. Note, any junior who is not declared on a team sheet will assumed not to be competing in Yvette Baker Trophy.
Because of a potential clash of courses with the Yvette Baker Trophy, this East Anglian League round is restricted to M/W20's and above, juniors, M/W18 and below will not score EAL points.
Nearest town: Chingford
- Grid Ref: TQ397947
- Postcode: E4 7QH
- Latitude: 51.63719
- Longitude: 0.01657
- Google Map (aerial)
- Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
The grassy car park is at Barn Hoppett, near Chingford, Essex. TQ397947 (nearest postcode E4 7QH). This is on the south side of Rangers Road (A1069), opposite the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.
From M25 Junction 26: Follow the A121 east to the Wake Arms/City Limits roundabout; take the 4th exit (A104) & continue for about 2 miles to the Robin Hood roundabout; go straight on & after 1 mile turn right into Rangers Road (A1069) signposted Chingford. After nearly 1 mile, the car park is on the left.
From A406 North Circular: At the Waterworks Corner roundabout, take the A104 north through Woodford Green; after 3 miles turn left into Rangers Road (A1069 signposted Chingford. After nearly 1 mile, the car park is on the left.
Public toilets available, after 10am, in the courtyard behind The View visitor centre, opposite the car park and next to the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge. Alternatively, for those approaching from the north, e.g. M25 J26, there are public toilets (and free parking) in High Beach near the King’s Oak public house, Nursery Road, IG10 4AE (TQ411981).
There is a unisex toilet at Chingford station for ticket holders.
The View and Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge are open to the public at 10am and have free entry. Refreshments available at the Butlers Retreat in the same complex
Map is A4 (possibly A3 for longest courses) at 1:10,000 scale, updates early 2015. There is no legend on A4 maps. Courses will be overprinted on waterproof paper or be bagged.
Over the years, with successive thinning of parts, the area has become more runnable, probably more so than the map indicates. There are a number of horse rides across the area and a network of small paths.
Registration & Start Times
Registration - EOD 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Starts 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Courses close 2:30 pm
Standard colour coded courses:
White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown
Explanation of colour courses
- White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
- Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
- Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
- Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
- Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
- Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
- Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
- Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.
Via Fabian4, standard fees close on 3 April. Late entries close 9 April then EOD.
BOF members - Seniors £7 Juniors £3. Late entry & EOD Seniors £8 Juniors £3. Groups/families as per seniors.
Non-member - Seniors or Groups add £2.
Electronic punching (SI) will be used – SI ‘dibber’ hire fee 50p
Fees include levies and land access charges. Free car parking.
Contacts / Officials
Planner - Garry Parmenter (HAVOC)
Organsier - Colin Jackson (HAVOC)
Controller - Janet Biggs (HAVOC)
Dogs welcome if on leads at all times.
Safety and Risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
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