Sun 21st Jan 2018
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
A pair of ladies size 12 Berghaus Extreme black over-trousers left in the Bowls Pavilion. Contact
Thank you all for coming to the event which had challenging weather conditions particularly for the late starters who had to try and find snow covered controls. There were quite a number of encouraging compliments on Andrew Welsh's courses. A welcome boost for someone who is a novice planner.
Apart from the difficulties the weather conditions wrought, I think a few people may have been caught out by the unexpected technicality of the courses for such a compact area.
Thanks must go to the HAVOC helpers and a special appreciation for those who were out in the adverse conditions manning the car parking, start and road crossing and collecting controls at the end of the event. The helpers were Andrew Welsh (Planner), Graham Batty (Organiser standing in for Barbara Beckett who was ill), Janet Biggs (Controller), Paul Beckett (Assistant Controller), Dale Bennett, Tony Biggs, Colin Jackson, Guy Lidbury, Charlie Maule-Lidbury, Doug McTurk, Rachel McTurk, Mike Muggeridge, Garry Parmenter and Chris Shaw.
A level C Ranking event incorporating a 2017/18 SWELL (South & West Essex Local League) fixture.
By virtue of competiting at a SWELL event you qualify for entry into that league.
Nearest town: Brentwood
- Grid Ref: TQ603928
- Postcode: CM13 2AH
- Latitude: 51.61330
- Longitude: 0.31649
- Google Map (aerial)
- Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
From the M25 J28/A12/A1023 junction: Take the A1023 towards Brentwood town centre. At the town centre double roundabout turn right onto Ingrave Road (A128). After ¾ mile turn right into King George’s Playing Fields (Grid ref. TQ6069290) and follow signs to the car parking.
From the A127/A128 junction: Take the A128 north towards Brentwood, driving through Herongate and Ingrave villages. After 4 miles turn left into King George’s Playing Fields (Grid ref. TQ606929) and follow signs to the car parking.
Free car park.
Toilets and cafe adjacent to car park.
Start and Finish close to the car park.
Other attractions: Children's playground.
Terrain is a mix of established woodland and parkland. The longer courses will use part of Thorndon Park North as well. All technical courses above Light Green will have road crossings.
Registration & Start Times
Registration 10:00 am to 12 noon.
Starts 10:15 am to 12:15 pm.
Courses close 2.15 pm.
A range of colour coded courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown. Courses will be suitable for beginners, improvers and experienced orienteers. Help and coaching will be available for beginners/improvers (please ask at Registration). Maps will be overprinted on waterproof paper or bagged.
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.
Seniors £7 (£2 surcharge for non-British Orienteering members.)
Electronic punching will be used at this event – SI ‘dibber’ hire fee 50p.
Pairs and groups pay one senior fee only but should take only one map.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Andrew Welsh
Organiser: Barbara Beckett ()
Controller: Janet Biggs
Dogs must be kept on a lead.
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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