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This level B ranking event incorporates the 2020 East Anglian Championships.

The event is also part of SWELL (South & West Essex Local League).

 

East Anglian Championship age/course combinations:-

COURSE MEN WOMEN
Black

Men's Open

M21

 
Brown

M35 

M40

 
Short Brown

M18

M20

M45

M50

Women's Open

W21

Blue

M16

M55

M60

W35

W40

 

Short Blue M65

W18

W20

W45

W50

Green M70

W16

W55

W60

Short Green

M75

 

W65

W70

Very Short Green

M80

M85

W75

W80

W85

Light Green M14 W14
Orange M12 W12
Yellow M10 W10
White non-championship non-championship

NOTES

Only current British Orienteering members of clubs affiliated to EAOA are eligible to become East Anglian Orienteering Champions. Members from other regions are very welcome to take part in the event but will not be eligible for the Championship trophies.  

For the Championships, male competitors may ONLY run up to the "Men's Open" class. Female Competitors may ONLY run up to the "Women's Open" class. So, for example, a M65 who runs the Blue course rather than Short Blue will not be eligible for the Championships but, if they run the Black they will be eligible for the Open Championship. Apart from the Open classes, all other Championship classes are restricted to one age class only. 

Juniors who are competiting for the Championships must not be accompanied, including being shadowed.

 

 

Location

Nearest town: Chingford

Directions / Parking

Free car parking.

Car park is on Chingford Plain, near Chingford, Essex. TQ393950 (nearest postcode E4 7QJ). This is on the east side of Bury Road about 330m north of the junction with Rangers Road (A1069). 

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 1 mile, turn right onto Bury Road, the car park is on the right.

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 1 mile, turn right onto Bury Road, the car park is on the right.

Chingford railway station has a 30 minute service from London Liverpool Street and is 400m SW of Chingford Plain.

Facilities

Public toilets available, after 10am, in the courtyard behind The View visitor centre (next to the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge) - there is a small car park opposite. From the event car park, head SE along the horse-ride and over the bridge then continue up passing the electrical sub-station, go through the low gate then between the deer sculptures. There should be an open door on the right leading into the courtyard, the unisex toilets are opposite. 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.

Terrain Description

A3-sized map, 1:10,000 scale with 2.5m contours using ISOM 2017, based on LiDar and incorporating early 2020 updates which includes significant thinning. Standard IOF symbols used with a black V representing a drain culvert. 

Mature forest with mainly deciduous trees and some holly bushes. To the south west there is the open area of Chingford Plain with its thickets as well as a model aircraft area. Further to the east lies Connaught Water, a haven for wildfowl. Over the years, with successive thinning of parts, the area has become more runnable, probably more so than the map indicates although the first parts that were thinned are now regenerating. There are a number of horse rides in the area and a network of small paths many are indistinct especially after leaf-fall while others are well used by mountain bikers. There is no significant climb on the courses. Longer courses do visit the more contoured area to the north of the map.

Courses will be overprinted on waterproof paper.    

Registration & Start Times

Registration - EOD         10:00 am to 11:30 noon.

Starts                              10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Courses close                 2:30 pm

Course Information

Standard colour coded courses:

White & Yellow have written descriptions; Orange has written and pictorial descriptions on the maps and written loose descriptions. All other courses have pictorial descriptions. Loose descriptions will be available at the Start.

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.

Entry Details

Online entry via Fabian to midnight on Sunday 12 April:  

BOF members - Seniors £11 Juniors £3.

Groups/families as per seniors. Seniors on White, Yellow or Orange as per juniors.

Non-member - Seniors or Groups add £2.

Late entry to midnight Thursday 16 April and entry on the day:

BOF members - Seniors £14 Juniors £3.

Groups/families as per seniors. Seniors on White, Yellow or Orange as per juniors.

Non-member - Seniors or Groups add £2.

Electronic punching (SI) will be used – SI ‘dibber’ free hire

Fees include levies and land access charges. Free car parking.

Individual entry form

School/Group entry form

Contacts / Officials

Planner -  Garry Parmenter (HAVOC)

Organsier - Janet Biggs (HAVOC)

Controller - Michael Chopping (NOR)

 

Enquiries -

Dogs allowed?

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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