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. 

Radford Crescent Car Park, Radford Crescent, Billericay, CM12 0DU

O.S. Grid ref: TQ 673952  

Latitude/Longitude: 51°37'51“N    0°24'58”E 


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Nearest town: Billericay

Directions / Parking

Public car park managed by Basildon District Council.  Parking is free after 6pm or park on Radford Crescent Park after 6pm.

Organiser’s admin table; Start and Finish on grass corner at junction of Radford Crescent and Radford Way.


Toilets are not available at the car park.  Nearest toilets are at Billericay railway station.

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. 

Course Information

Long Course      5.6km, 14 controls, 1:7,500 map. 

Short Course     3.6km, 12 controls, 1:7,500 map. 

These are direct-line distances between controls; the actual distance run is longer; the course is undulating.  Open Orienteering Map style.  Controls are fire hydrant ‘H’ signs.  You need to record the lower number on the H sign.  Please bring a pen to mark the control card and a map bag if wet.

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

By email to the Series Coordinator for HAVOC events   

You will need to provide the following information in your email:

Short or Long Course
Gender/Age Category (if unsure about age category just state your age this year)
Club (and BOF no. if applicable)
Preferred start time slot: 6:15 – 6:30; 6:30 – 6:45; 6:45 – 7:00; 7:00-7:15.
Amount paid £3 Seniors, £1.50 under 21 or students for just one event, or,

Confirm £10 paid for all 4 SOS events and/or £10 paid for all 4 HAVOC events

Contact Tel No. – solely for the purpose of the Government’s Track and Trace system

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner – Dale Bennett   Email:   Tel: 07500 955645

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.

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