HAVOC-SOS Winter Series No.6 - Thrift Green
Tue 01st Feb 2022
Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Urban
Event 6 of the HAVOC/SOS Winter street O series
The event will form part of the 8 event HAVOC/SOS Winter 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. Also, there are alleys and footpaths that are not lit - extra caution needed.
Post race: Probably be rude not to try the Chough, but Herongate & Ingrave have alternative establishments
Nearest town: Brentwood
- Grid Ref: TQ651997
- Latitude: 51.61215
- Longitude: 0.32698
- Google Map (aerial)
- Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
Thrift Green adjacent Chough Public House, Eastham Crescent, Brentwood, CM13 2BG
O.S. Grid ref: TQ612929
Latitude/Longitude: 51.611855 N, 0.32672473 E What 3 words: weds.wallet.spray
O’signed from junction of the roads Running Waters and Knights Way (CM13 2AR).
Nearest toilets are in the Chough Public House.
Registration & Start Times
Start at times between 6.15pm and 7.15pm as confirmed by Event Coordinator. Please arrive and be ready for your agreed start time. Competitors must report to the finish by 8.30pm.
Long Course 5.7km, 17 controls, 1:7,500 map.
Short Course 3.3km, 11 controls, 1:7,500 map.
These are direct-line distances between controls; the actual distance run is longer; the course is undulating. Open Orienteering Map style. Controls are fire hydrant ‘H’ signs. 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.
By email to the Series Coordinator for HAVOC events
You will need to provide the following information in your email:
Short or Long Course
Gender/Age Category (if unsure about age category just state your age this year)
Club (and BOF no. if applicable)
Preferred start time slot: 6:15 – 6:30; 6:30 – 6:45; 6:45 – 7:00; 7:00-7:15.
Amount paid £3 Seniors, £1.50 under 21 or students for just one event, or,
Confirm £10 paid for all 4 SOS events and/or £10 paid for all 4 HAVOC events
Contact Tel No. – solely for the purpose of the Government’s Track and Trace system
The HAVOC series coordinator will respond to emailed pre-entry requests by advising you of your allocated start time block and will send you the HAVOC bank account details for you to make an electronic payment before the event. Please reference your electronic payment with your name and the event date.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser/Planner – Dale Bennett Email: Tel: 07500 955645
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.