HAVOC-SOS Summer Series No.6 - Billericay North

Thu 07th Jul 2022

Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Urban

Information updated: 23rd Jul



Event 6 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 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: The Coach and Horses, 36 Chapel Street, CM12 9LU


Location map

Nearest town: Billericay

Directions / Parking

Start is opposite 22 Dorchester Road, on the east side of Queens Park Ave.  Note Dorchester Road is to the north of this, and the nearest postcode (CM12 OYW) is for Dorchester Road, but the start will be on Queens Park Avenue.

Parking is easiest on side streets to Queens Park Avenue to the south (Marlborough Way) and the north (Portman Drive).

What3Words for the start is: diary.miss.reap


No toilets at start.  Nearest are in Lake Meadows.

Registration & Start Times

Start at times between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.  Competitors must report to the finish by 8.45pm. 

Course Information

Long Course     7.1km

Short Course    3.9km

Open Orienteering Map style.  Controls are mostly fire hydrant ‘H’ signs - there are a couple of handmade signs in the wooded part of the course, and a couple of other controls - details on the map.

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 the information indicated on the control description.  If you are not using MapRun, then please bring a pen to mark the control card and a map bag if wet.

Entry Details

On RaceSignUp, using this link

£4 Seniors, £2.00 under 21 or students.

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) 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 here.  There is also a HAVOC user guide here.
Download the course onto the app by clicking on ‘Select Event', and following the menu path UK > Essex > Billericay North
The course will not be visible on your phone until you receive the PIN number at Registration on the night. 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.

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 – David Float   Email: Tel: 07801 216634

Series Coordinator – David Float   Email: Tel: 07801 216634

Covid 19 Officer – Graham Batty   Email: Tel: 07985 609719

Dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed, but should be kept on a lead at all times, and not interfere with other competitors / park users.

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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