HAVOC-SOS Winter Series No.4 - Basildon - Northlands Park
Wed 07th Dec 2022
Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Urban
Note - Change of Date - we have moved this event from 29th November to the new date of Wednesday 7th December, to avoid a clash with the England/Wales world cup game.
Event 4 of the HAVOC/SOS Winter street O series
The event will form part of the 10 event HAVOC/SOS Winter Night Street O series. 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.
As this is a night event, headtorch or other torch is strongly suggested.
Post Race: Jolly Friar Whitmore Way
Nearest town: Basildon
- Grid Ref:
- Latitude: 51.57549
- Longitude: 0.49810
- Google Map (aerial)
- Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
The event starts and finishes at the North side of Northland Park near the play area and cafe.
Main car park on Felmores approximately 100m from start/finish
Alt car park to north
What3Words location of start: stat.goat.send
No toilets at start/finish.
Open Orienteering Map 1:10,000 scale Long course 1:7500 Short course
Mostly street running.
Registration & Start Times
Start at times between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Competitors must report to the finish by 9pm.
Long course 6.2k Short course 3.5k (direct distances)
Mostly street running.
Controls are fire hydrant ‘H’ signs. If you are not using MapRun 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.
£4 Seniors, £2.00 under 21 or students. Golden ticket available for entry to all events in the series at a reduced rate.
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 on the HAVOC website. There is also a HAVOC user guide there.
Download the course onto the app by clicking on ‘Select Event', and following the menu path UK > Essex > Northlands Park
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 – Chris Prince Email: Tel: 07884 649591
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.
Privacy: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.