Epping Forest South West (Level B)
East Anglian Championships
Sun 26th Sep 2021
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Forest
Final details here: Final Details
This level B ranking event incorporates the 2021 East Anglian Championships.
East Anglian Championship age/course combinations:-
|Very Short Green||3.5km||20m||
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, they are not allowed to be shadowed.
Nearest town: Chingford
- Grid Ref: TQ397947
- Postcode: E4 7QH
- Latitude: 51.61523
- Longitude: 0.13352
- Google Map (aerial)
- Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
"Note; Change to Car Park location"
The event car park is now at Barn Hoppitt, off Rangers Road (A1069), near Chingford, Essex. TQ397947 (nearest postcode E4 7QH). This is on the south side of Rangers Road 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 1 mile, turn left into the the car park, opposite the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.
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. After1 mile, turn left into the the car park, opposite the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.
Chingford railway station has a 30 minute service from London Liverpool Street and is 650m West of the car park.
Public toilets are available, after 10am, in the courtyard behind The View visitor centre (next to the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge) - adjacent to the event car park.
Area fully remapped in March 2020, with further updates made in August 2021.
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.
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
Starts 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Courses close 2:30 pm
Standard colour coded courses:
White & Yellow have written descriptions. All other courses have pictorial descriptions. Loose descriptions will be available at the Start.
SIAC will NOT be enabled.
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.
Entries in advance only, via Fabian4. No EOD entries. Competitors will be asked to select a specific start time.
Please ensure you maintain a 4 minute gap from any clubmate running the same course. Selected start times may subsequently be adjusted by the Organiser to ensure this 4 minute requirement is met.
Entry Fees -
For entries up to Sunday, September 12 - Seniors £10 ( £12 for non- BOF members), Juniors £4, SI dibber hire (non SIAC) £1.
For entries post September 12 - Seniors £12 ( £14 for non- BOF members), Juniors £4, SI dibber hire (non SIAC) £1.
Entries close on Friday, September 24.
Contacts / Officials
Planner - Garry Parmenter (HAVOC)
Organsier - Colin Jackson (HAVOC)
Controller - Michael Chopping (RAFO/NOR)
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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