HAVOC-SOS Summer Series No.2 - Bentley

Thu 12th May 2022

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

Information updated: 13th May

Results

Info

Event 2 of the HAVOC/SOS Spring/Summer street O series

 

The event will form part of the 8 event HAVOC/SOS Spring/Summer 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 Essex MapRuns - just confirm run to Coordinator. Full results will be emailed and published on the SOS and HAVOC websites.

 

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 urban orienteering which requires participants to cross roads, you are asked to take due care and pay 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.  Take extra care crossing the A128 Ongar Road and when running along roads without pavements. 

 

Venue for Post Race refreshments: The Eagle Pub, Ongar Road, Kelvedon Hatch CM15 0AA.  1 mile N along Ongar Road A128.  Food till 8, real ale, beer garden. Weblink 

Location

Location map

Nearest town: Brentwood

Directions / Parking

Bentley parish to the north of Brentwood.  Park on the North and East side of the churchyard of St. Paul’s Bentley parish church (28 Mores Lane CM14 5RZ). 

Access from the A128 Ongar Road via Mores Lane.  If driving North from Brentwood on the A128, turn left on to Mores Lane just after Bentley Primary School on the right and just before Bentley Golf Course on the right.   OS Grid Ref TQ566976.   The start/finish area will be on the North East corner of the churchyard.

Facilities

There are no toilets available at the parking/start/finish.  Nearest evening toilets are at Brentwood railway station which is 3 miles SE along the A128. 

Terrain Description

Open Orienteering style Map 1:10,000 scale for Long and 7,500 scale for Short.

The courses are on pavements, and on public footpaths through fields and The Mores ancient woodland.  Full leg cover is recommended due to undergrowth in the woods. 

Registration & Start Times

Start at times between 6.15pm and 7.15pm.  Competitors must report to the finish by 8.30pm. 

Course Information

Both the Short and Long courses are Score courses – the score format is to give you more route choice.  There are no time limits.  Most competitors will be able to visit all controls.  Long course competitors may need to choose which controls not to visit unless they are fast enough to attempt them all.  Short course 13 controls about 4.6km; Long course 20 controls about 8.3km (direct line; actual route will be at least 10% longer).  Fastest finisher will win, though a missed or wrong control incurs a 5-minute time penalty. 

 

Open Orienteering style Map 1:10,000 scale for Long and 7,500 scale for Short. 

 

Most controls are the official Fire Hydrant yellow sign plates.  Other controls are indicated by homemade H plates in similar style to the official ones.  Record the lower number on the H plate on your control card.  Please bring a pen or pencil to mark the control card and map bag if it is wet. 

 

The courses are on pavements, and on public footpaths through fields and The Mores ancient woodland.  Please wear suitable footwear.  Full leg cover is recommended due to undergrowth in the woods.  You should also bring a torch if you think you will still be out in twilight. 

Entry Details

On RaceSignUp.

Golden Ticket

Individual Event

Amount paid £4 Seniors, £2.00 under 21 or students for just one event, or, using the "Golden Ticket" in RaceSignUp for entry to all the events in the series for £24 (£12).

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner – Paul Beckett   Email:   Tel: 07485 129192.

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.

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