Thorndon North (SWELL) & 2016 EA Schools Championships

Brentwood, Essex

Sun 15th May 2016

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Woodland
League: SWELL

Information updated: 23rd May



Note, when the individual East Anglian schools results were calculated on the day Oliver Prince (Primary) of St Andrews was missing from the results printout due to an unexplained software error in the printing. He was given his silver medal after the other medals were presented. Those who were given the wrong medals are allowed to keep them.

Congratulations to Hedingham School for retaining the Overall Team Trophy. The team medals and trophy will be presented at the last 2015/16 ESSOL event of the season at Danbury Park on Sunday 19 June.

Thanks go to Rachel Cooper for planning the courses which were well received by many people. Also thanks to the other officials: Colin Jackson as Organiser and Clive Tant (SOS) as Controller. HAVOC would like to thank Ford for allowing us to use their car park and to the Rangers at Thorndon Country Park for use of the area. The band of volunteers on the day were Anne Power (LOK), Charlie Maule-Lidbury, Chris Burgues, Dale Bennett, Doug McTurk, Garry Parmenter, Gillian Edgar, Graham Batty, Guy Lidbury, Janet Biggs, Mike Muggeridge, Paul Beckett, Shane Muggeridge, Stewart Mills, Tony Biggs and Victoria Mills.   


East Angian Schools Championships Results

PRIMARY (White Course)


BOYS Individual

First name Surname Sch Yr School Points   Time
Thomas Leader 6 St Andrews 1 GOLD 7:55
Oliver Prince 5 St Andrews 2 SILVER 8:03
Ryan Skeet 4 St Andrews 3 BRONZE 9:55
Theo Steventon-Barnes 4 St Mary 4   10:02
Alastair Brown 5 Barnardiston 5   10:30
Elliot Payne   Kings College School 6   11:17
Thomas Walker 4 St Andrews 7   11:24
David Low 4 Kings College School 8   11:40
Edward Hicks + Max Egan 6 Barnardiston 9   12:12
Sebastian Gurteen 6 Barnardiston 10   12:37
Lewis Burn 5 Barnardiston 11   12:46
Jamie Hartnup 5 St Andrews 12   12:51
Raphael Harter 5 Kings College School 13   12:58
Ben Partridge 5 St Andrews 14   13:59
Harvey Gough 4 St Andrews 15   14:32
Max Woods 5 Barnardiston 16   14:49
Alexander Newman   Kings College School 17   15:25
Ben Clarke 6 Barnardiston 18   17:58
Winners TEAM   St Andrews 6    
  Thomas Leader, Oliver Prince & Ryan Skeet      

GIRLS Individual

First name Surname Sch Yr School Points   Time
Amy Skeet 6 St Andrews 1 GOLD 10:05
Isobel McGerty 6 Barnardiston 2 SILVER 11:41
Lottie Plant 4 Barnardiston 3 BRONZE 12:23
Alice Hopewell-Plant 4 Barnardiston 4   16:17
Amelie Patterson 4 St Andrews 5   17:48
Abigail Prince 6+2 St Andrews 5   18:47
Ellie Chambers 4 St Andrews 7   22:38
Sophie Blower+Alisha Sycamore 5 St Andrews 8   28:56
Winners TEAM   Barnardiston 9    
  Isobel McGerty, Lottie Plant & Alice Hopewell      

YEAR 7 & 8 (Yellow Course)


BOYS Individual

First name Surname Sch Yr School Points   Time
Barney Steventon-Barnes 7 St Mary 1 GOLD 15:44
Archie Tweed 7 Barnardiston 2 SILVER 36:13
Theo Williams 7 Brentwood 3 BRONZE 42:09
William Hicks 7 Barnardiston 4   42:10
Mayukha Rodrigo 7 Brentwood 5   62:51
Ben + Harvey-Samuel 7 Barnardiston 6   75:18
Dominic Brown          
Winners TEAM   Barnardiston 12    
  Archie Tweed, William Hicks, Ben Harvey-Samuel & Dominic Brown      

GIRLS Individual

First name Surname Sch Yr School Points   Time
Emma Bowie-Britton 8 Brentwood 1 GOLD 18:13
Jessica Mills 8 Brentwood 2 SILVER 24:44
Ellen Gilbert 8 Kings College School 3 BRONZE 25:47
Eleanor Low 7 Kings College School 4   27:50
Alesha Lowe 7 Stowmarket High 5   36:31
Stephanie Cooper 7 Brentwood 6   37:45
Sarah Prior 7 Brentwood 7   53:55
Kate Bowie-Britton 7 Brentwood 8   74:09
Winners TEAM   Brentwood 9    
  Emma Bowie-Britton, Jessica Mills & Stephanie Cooper      

YEAR 9 & 10 (Orange Course)


BOYS Individual

First name Surname Sch Yr School Points   Time
Matthew Clarke 10 The Perse 1 GOLD 17:38
Edward Low 9 The Perse 2 SILVER 21:33
Sam Hague 9 The Perse 3 BRONZE 25:03
Edward Northfield 9 Hedingham 4   51:10
Robbie Woolterton 9 Brentwood 5   99:01
Winners TEAM   The Perse 6    
  Matthew Clarke, Edward Low & Sam Hague      

GIRLS Individual

First name Surname Sch Yr School Points   Time
Chloe Cracknell 10 Hedingham 1 GOLD 26:24
Victoria Love 10 Hedingham 2 SILVER 34:03
Abi Duncan 10 Hedingham 3 BRONZE 39:11
Catriona Kadirkamanathan 10 Brentwood 4   48:47
Winners TEAM   Hedingham 6    
  Chloe Cracknell, Victoria Love & Abi Duncan      

YEAR 11 & Above (Light Green Course)


BOYS Individual

First name Surname Sch Yr School Points   Time
Tim Harrison 12 The Perse 1 GOLD 22:40
Josh Partridge 12 Hedingham 2 SILVER 33:42
Luke Cooper 11 Brentwood 3 BRONZE 41:24
Ollie Smith 12 Hedingham 4   46:15
John-Henry Love 12 Hills Road 5   51:57
Hamish Kadirkamanathan 13 Brentwood 6   55:44
Ivan Pitts 11 Hedingham 7   108:48
Winners TEAM   Hedingham 13    
  Josh Partridge, Ollie Smith & Ivan Pitts      

GIRLS Individual

Daisy Partridge 10 Hedingham 1 GOLD 32:41
Annie Northfield 12 Hedingham 2 SILVER 73:03
Laura Smith 12 Hedingham 3 BRONZE 80:42
Winners TEAM   Hedingham 6    
  Daisy Partridge, Annie Northfield & Laura Smith      


  TEAM 1st Hedingham 6 1+1+2+2  
    2nd St Andrews 7 1+1+2+3  
    2nd = The Perse 7 1+1+2+3  
    4th Brentwood 9 1+2+3+3  
    5th Barnardiston 11 2+2+3+4  
    6th Kings College School 21 3+4+6+8  


Location map

Nearest town: Brentwood

Directions / Parking

Event centre at Ford's Employee North Car Park, Eagle Way, Brentwood CM13 3BJ. GR TQ 594 915

From M25 J28 (A12/A1023 junction):  Follow the road signs towards Brentwood (A1023). Go straight on at the first set of traffic lights.  Turn right at the second set of traffic lights onto Mascalls Lane. After one mile, go straight on at the next set of traffic lights onto Eagle Way. The car park is on the left after 0.4 mile. £1 car parking charge payable on entry.

Nearest railway station is Brentwood (Tfl Rail) - 1.5k.


Toilets, Registration and Download will be sited in the car park. Refreshments are available at the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) Visitor Centre (CM13 3RZ), 0.8mile. Turn left out of the car park, straight on at the cross-roads then bear right to the main entrance to the country park. Car park & visitor centre is on the right. Parking charge is payable.

Terrain Description

Thorndon Park is an area of established mixed woodland with some open and semi-open areas and a good path network. Longer courses may cross into Harts Wood, an ancient deciduous woodland with a less well defined path network.  

Registration & Start Times

Registration      10:00 am to 12 noon.
Starts                10:30am to 12:30 pm.
Courses close     2.30 pm.

Course Information

A range of colour coded courses: White through to Brown with short green.


Courses will be suitable for beginners, improvers  and experienced orienteers. Help and coaching will be available for  beginners/improvers (please ask at Registration). Maps will be overprinted on waterproof paper.


START & FINISH  Approx. 1.2k walk to the start mainly along level forest paths, allow 15-20 minutes. There are two road crossings. Firstly over Eagle Way (use the zebra crossing!) and a second nearer the start which we hope to marshal. However, under 16's need to be supervised. Similar walk back from the finish to the car park.

Entry Details

This is the nineth and penultimate event of the 2015/16 SWELL (South & West Essex Local League) season and incorporates the 2016 East Anglian Schools Championships (EASC). The EASC 2016 Rules. 

The event is open to all orienteers and is suitable for newcomers.



Entry on the day.

Seniors £7 (£2 surcharge for non-British Orienteering members.)
Juniors £3.
Electronic punching will be used at this event – SI ‘dibber’ hire fee 50p.
Pairs and groups pay one senior fee only but should take only one map.

Individual entry form

EASC Schools/group entry form

School/group team managers/leaders must give an estimate of the number of competitors per course by Sunday 8th May and submit final group entry forms by Friday 13th May to .

Contacts / Officials

Planner:     Rachel Cooper (HAVOC)
Organiser:  Colin Jackson  (HAVOC)  

Controller:  Clive Tant         (SOS)

Dogs allowed?

Welcome if kept under close control and do not interfere with competitors or officials.

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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