HAVOC-SOS Summer Series No.8 - Hutton

Thu 04th Aug 2022

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

Information updated: 21st Aug



Event 8 of the HAVOC/SOS Spring/Summer street O series

NOTE: Change of venue

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: TBA


Location map

Nearest town: Shenfield

Directions / Parking

The event starts and finishes on Hutton Poplars Green.  Parking is available on the boundary Road to the green – Bannister Drive.  This road has restricted parking Monday-Friday 10am-11am, but is free at other times.


Bannister Drive, Shenfield, Essex CM13 1YX


51°37'58.8"N 0°20'28.8"E

What3Words location of start: sides.curving.online


No toilets at start/finish.  Nearest toilets at the BP garage on the roundabout linking the A12 with the A1023.

Terrain Description

OpenOrienteeringMap 1:10,000

Mostly street running, with some excursions into Hutton Country Park, and other off road areas.

Registration & Start Times

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

Course Information

Long Course     TBC

Short Course    TBC

Open Orienteering Map style.  Controls are mostly fire hydrant ‘H’ signs.  Some of these are handmade.  You need to record the lower number on the 'H' sign.  There are a few controls using other pieces of street hardware - the map shows what you are looking for.  Please bring a pen to mark the control card and a map bag if wet.

Entry Details

On RaceSignUp.

Amount paid £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 > Hutton
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 – Dale Bennett   Email: Tel:

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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