HAVOC/SOS Mid-Week-Orienteering Series 2021
Event 8 HAVOC – Stanford le Hope
Tue 13th Jul 2021
Type of event: Local
Event 8 of the SOS/HAVOC Mid week Street O series.
The event will form part of HAVOC/SOS Mid-Week O League. Points will be awarded based on finishing times adjusted using an age/gender handicap system. Each missed or incorrect control will incur a 5 minutes penalty. Best 6 results from the series will count. 50 bonus points added for undertaking any one of the SOS/HAVOC MapRuns during the course of the series - just confirm run to the Coordinator. Full results will be emailed and published on the SOS and HAVOC websites.
Nearest town: Stanford le Hope
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: SS17 0AR
- Latitude: 51.51429
- Longitude: 0.42203
- Google Map (aerial)
- Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
Billet Lane, Stanford-Le-Hope. SS17 OAR
Start/Finish in recreation ground alongside Billet Lane at what3words bring.data.into
It is a residential street with parking on both sides of the road, but please avoid double yellow lines, and park courteously. There are sports fields on the south side of the road. There are no parking restrictions in Stanford after 4pm so there should be plenty of parking available.
There are no toilets available at the start/finish.
The event will be run strictly in accordance with published BOF and Government guidance. It is a condition of entry that participants agree to follow the BOF COVID19 Participant Code of Conduct.
Participation is at your own risk. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions. As with any street orienteering this requires participants to cross roads and you are asked to take due care and attention at all times. High visibility clothing is strongly recommended. There may be dog walkers, cyclists or residents on pavements and footpaths – be aware and give them priority. Some roads do not have pavements so take extra care.
Registration & Start Times
Start at times between 6.15pm and 7.15pm as confirmed by Event Coordinator. Please arrive and be ready for your agreed start time. Competitors must report to the finish by 8.30pm.
Long course 6.0km 30m climb 16 controls 1:10000 scale
Short course 3.5km 20m climb 10 controls 1:7500 scale
Both A4 size maps portrait orientation
All controls are yellow fire hydrant signs with normal lower number as check point.
The signs are on one of the following:
Lamp post or telegraph post at 2metre height, yellow plinth at ground level, on a house wall or other building wall at heights of less than 1metre.
Please bring a pen or pencil to mark the control card and map bag if it is wet.
The course is on roads, pavements, footpaths and trails. Please wear suitable footwear.
There is a major road (The Manorway) crossing the area East to West but there are four marked crossing points on the map.
The easternmost crossing is traffic light controlled, the other three are underpasses.
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.
By email to the Series co-ordinator for HAVOC events
You will need to provide the following information in your email:
Short or Long Course
Gender/Age Category (if unknown your age at your birthday this year)
Club (and BOF no. if applicable)
Preferred time slot, 6:15 – 6:30, 6:30 – 6:45, 6:45 – 7:00, or 7:00 – 7:15 (not guaranteed)
Payment details will be sent with confirmation of entry, or please confirm £10 paid for all 4 HAVOC events
Contact Tel No. – solely for the purpose of the Government’s Track and Trace system
£3 Seniors, £1.50 under 21 or students for just one event, or £10 paid for all 4 HAVOC events
Electronic Pre-payment is required. Bank details will be sent with the confirmation of entry.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser/Planner – Graham Batty Email: Tel: 07985 609719
HAVOC Series Coordinator – David Float Email: Tel: 07801 216634
Covid 19 Officer – Graham Batty Email: Tel: 07985 609719
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.
Privacy: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.