HAVOC-SOS Summer Series 2024 No.3 - Harold Hill

Thu 16th May 2024

Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
League: HAVOC/SOS

Information updated: 28th Mar

Info

Event 3 of the HAVOC/SOS Summer 2024 street O series

The event will form part of HAVOC/SOS Mid-Week Summer 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-minute penalty.  Best 6 results from the 8-event series will count.  Anytime catch-up for some events available for 2 weeks after the event, on MapRun.  Bonus points for running on the night compared to Anytime.  Full results will be emailed via RaceSignUp and published on the SOS and HAVOC websites.

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 you are required 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.

Post race: TBC

Location

Location map

Nearest town: Harold Wood

Directions / Parking

The event starts and finishes at TBC

Address: TBC

What3Words location: TBC

Facilities

Newcomers welcome. Help and guidance available.

Terrain Description

Map OOM V3 urban   Scale 1:10,000 for the long and 1:7,500 for the short.

Controls will be fire hydrants; will likely also use other park furniture or home made signs. You need to record the lower number on fire hydrants; where otherwise it will be made clear.

Registration & Start Times

Start at times between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.  Competitors must report to the finish by 9pm. 

Course Information

Long Course     TBC

Short Course    TBC

subject to final planning

Note: these are straight line distances, optimal route will be longer.

Controls will be fire hydrants; will likely also use other park furniture or home made signs. You need to record the lower number on fire hydrants; where otherwise it will be made clear.

If you are using MapRun then you will not need to record answers on a control card.  However, if the app doesn't register your visit then you need to record the lower number on the H sign, or other reference as directed.  Please bring a map bag if wet.  If you are not using MapRun, then please also bring a pen to mark the control card.

Entry Details

On RaceSignUp.

£4 Seniors, £2.00 under 21 or students.  Additional £1 levy if not a member of BOF, to cover insurace costs.

Golden ticket option available on the RaceSignUp website, for entry at a reduced rate, (£22 BOF/£30 non-BOF) into all series events.

We are going to run this event using the MapRun software.  Therefore, please, if possible, use a smartphone (or Garmin watch) and ensure you have latest version of MapRun (MapRun6/7) installed and the course is downloaded to your phone/watch before you arrive.

Note: All competitors will still recieve a paper map - no need to squint at your phone to see the route!

Details of how to obtain a copy of the app and how it works can be found on the HAVOC website. 

There is also a HAVOC user guide on the HAVOC website.

Download the course onto the app by clicking on ‘Select Event', in the app, and following the menu path UK > Essex

The courses are:

Harold Hill Long

Harold Hill Short

The course map will not be visible on your phone until you receive the PIN number at Registration on the night. (Note – you do not need the PIN number to run using a Garmin watch).  There are no written answers required with MapRun and your result will be automatically downloaded when you finish. The full procedure will be explained at Registration.  Note, that if a control is missed then the software will show your result as Mispunch, but in the official results we will add the usual penalty for a missed or incorrect control.  Please ensure you notify the organiser that you have finished, so that safety checks can be completed.

If you are really unable to use MapRun, you are still welcome to take part by completing the control sheet with pen or pencil but be aware that this is a much slower method. With this approach, timing will be manually by a traditional clock, and written answers will be checked as per previous events.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner –  Paul Beckett

Series Coordinator – David Float   Email: Tel: 07801 216634

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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