Event 4 of the HAVOC/SOS Winter 2023/24 street O series
The event will form part of the HAVOC/SOS Mid-Week Winter 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-minute penalty. Best 6 results from the 10-event series will count. Anytime catch-up for some events available for 2 weeks after the event, subject to an Anytime time penalty, on MapRun. Bonus points for running on the night compared to Anytime. Full results will be emailed via RaceSignUp 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 the race will take place in the dark, it is recommended to bring a torch/head torch.
The event starts and finishes at The White Lion, Lion Hill, Fobbing, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 9JR
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Start at times between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Competitors must report to the finish by 9pm.
Long Course 6.0km
Short Course 4.1km
Subject to final controlling
Note: these are straight line distances, optimal route is longer.
Map: OOM urban Scale 1:10,000.
Controls will mostly be fire hydrants; will likely also use other street furniture or home made signs. You need to record the lower number on fire hydrants; where otherwise it will be made clear.
Toilets available in pub.
Newcomers welcome. Help and guidance available.