HAVOC-SOS Winter Series No.8 - Laindon

Tue 01st Mar 2022

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

Information updated: 2nd Mar



Final event of the HAVOC/SOS Winbter Night Street O series.

The event will be run strictly in accordance with the published BOF and Government guidance. It is a condition of entry that all participants agree to adhere to 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 this requires participants 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.

A head and/or hand-held torch is recommended.

The event will form part of HAVOC/SOS 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 SOS/HAVOC MapRuns during the course of the series - just confirm run to the Coordinator. Full results will be emailed and published on the SOS and HAVOC websites.

Post event: Either The Bell Inn, Horndon on the Hill SS17 8LD or The Olde Dog Inn, Herongate CM13 3SD


Location map

Nearest town: Laindon

Directions / Parking

Langdon Hills Medical Centre, Nightingales, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 6SA
If no spaces there is plenty of room along Nightingales and side streets

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There are NO toilets available at the start/finish.

Registration & Start Times

Start at times between 6.30pm and 7.30pm as confirmed by Event Coordinator. Please arrive and be ready for your agreed start time. Competitors must report to the finish by 8.30pm.

Course Information

Long Course 6.4k Short Course 3.1k These are direct distances between controls (and
are subject to final controlling)

OOMap 1:7,500
Controls are Fire Hydrant signs and Post Boxes. You will be asked to record the lower number on the hydrant signs and the last 4 digits of the postcode on the post boxes.
Please bring a pen or pencil to mark the control card and map bag if it is wet.

The course is mainly on roads, pavements and footpaths. There are route choices involving potentially muddy footpaths (depending on weather). Please wear suitable footwear.

Entry Details

By email to the Series co-ordinator for HAVOC events
You will need to provide the following information in your email:
• Name
• Short or Long Course
• Gender/Age Category (if unknown your age at your birthday this year)
• Club (and BOF no. if applicable)
• Preferred time slot, 6:30 – 6:45, 6:45 – 7:00, 7:00 – 7:15, or 7:15 – 7:30 (not guaranteed)
• Payment details will be sent with confirmation of entry, or please confirm £10 paid for all 4 HAVOC events
• Contact Tel No.


£3 Seniors, £1.50 under 21 or students for just one event, or,£10 paid for all 4 HAVOC events
Electronic Pre-payment is required. Details will be sent with the confirmation of entry.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner – Graham Batty Email: Tel: 07985 609719
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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