HAVOC Regional and SWELL - Thorndon Park South
Sun 23rd Apr 2023
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Forest
League: SWELL, ESSOL
Regional, SWELL and ESSOL forest event.
Two compasses were left at download on Sunday. Please contact the organiser () if they are yours.
Nearest town: Herongate
- Grid Ref: TQ 634898
- Postcode: CM13 3LH
- Latitude: 51.58447
- Longitude: 0.35613
- Google Map (aerial)
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Directions / Parking
From the M25 J29 junction: Take the A127 east for 3 miles. Turn north at the A127/A128 junction towards Brentwood; after a quarter mile turn left into the country park indicated by a brown and white tourist sign.
NB. 6’6” width restriction to the main part of the car park. Wide vehicles need to park before the pinch-point.
The car park is hard standing or on well drained grass areas. There is a tiered Essex County Council "Pay and Display" charge: £2.50 for up to 1 hour, £3.80 for up to 2 hours, and £5.10 for up to 4 hours. (coins and cards accepted), you will need to enter your car registration number before paying.
Public Transport:The nearest railway station is at West Horndon, 3 km to the south: half-hourly service from Fenchurch Street. There are no local bus services on a Sunday.
Toilets near to the west end of the car park. Unfortuantely, the Kiosk/cafe is not expected to be open.
Start and Finish both within 300m from the western end of the car park.
Other attractions: Lake with wildfowl.
Thorndon Park South is a mixture of ancient and re-planted woodland, streams and a lake, open meadows and pasture fields with some steep slopes and contour detail. Ancient woodland is very runnable. 1990s Woodland Trust plantings have now matured into pleasant woodland.
Map, A4 1:10,000 scale, re-surveyed Feb 2023 for this event.
Registration & Start Times
Starts 10:30am to 12:30 pm.
Courses close 2.30 pm.
A range of colour coded courses. Course information:-
All courses will use a 1:10,000 scale, one-sided A4 size colour map.
White, Yellow and orange have written descriptions. All other courses have pictorial descriptions. Loose descriptions will be available at the Start.
SIAC will be enabled. However, all Competitors will need to punch the Check, Start and Finish controls.
Entries in advance via Racesign-up.
Entry Fees -
For entries up to Sunday, April 9 - Seniors £9 ( £11 for non- BOF members), Juniors £4,
SI dibber hire (non SIAC) £1.
For entries post April 9 - Seniors £10 ( £12 for non- BOF members), Juniors £4,
SI dibber hire (non SIAC) £1.
Entries close on Friday, April 21.
Hired Dibbers will be available for collection at the Enquiries / Download tent, adjacent to the car park.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Paul Beckett (HAVOC)
Organiser: Colin Jackson ()
Controller: Graham Batty (HAVOC)
Not permitted on the courses because of livestock. Dog exercise circuit around the grass field south of the car park.
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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