HAVOC-SOS Summer Series No4 Highwoods, Colchester

Wednesday 29th May

Entries close Tuesday 28th May

Mid week street event using MapRun software.  Please use a smartphone or Garmin watch and ensure you have the latest version of MapRun installed on your phone.

Details of how to obtain a copy of the app and how it works can be found https://maprunners.weebly.com/

If you are unable to use MapRun, you are still very welcome to take part by completing the control card with pen or pencil, but be aware that this is a slower method. You will be timed by clock, and written answers will be checked. Please bring a pen to mark the control card and a map bag if wet.
The event will form part of HAVOC/SOS Mid-Week Summer 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 8 event series will count.
Anytime catch-up for events hopefully available for 2 weeks after the event, on MapRun, subject to an Anytime time penalty. See series website for maps and instructions.
Bonus points for running on the night compared to Anytime.
You are welcome to run together as a group, but in order to be fair we ask that you keep together, as when running as a group the least advantageous handicap is applied.
100 points will be allocated to the course organiser/planner for each event planned.
Full results will be emailed and published on the SOS and HAVOC websit
Contact: christopher.childs@tiscali.co.uk

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Entered: 21
Location
Courses

Long 5.8km
Entered: 16

Short 3.5km
Entered: 5


Distances subject to final controlling. All measured as direct distances between controls.
Controls are fire hydrants in street sections and park furniture/features in Highwoods Country Park.
The course is on footpaths, woods and parkland.

Entry Fees
Senior: £4.00/£5.00
Junior/Student: £2.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

£1 levy charged for non-BOF members
Event Information

Location
Highwoods Country Park, Chanterelle Car Park, CO4 9RY
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Free parking is available in the car park

Timing
Start at times between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Starts will not be preallocated.
Competitors must report to the finish by 8.45pm

Event information
Open Orienteering Map printed on plain paper. Bring a map bag if wet.
Please download the course in advance onto the Maprun app by clicking on ‘Select Event' in the app, and following the menu path UK > Essex
The courses are:
Highwoods Country Park Long
Highwoods Country Park Short

The course map will not be visible on your phone until you receive the PIN number at Registration on the night. You do not need the PIN number to run using a Garmin watch. Your result will be automatically downloaded when you finish. The full procedure will be explained at Registration.  If the app fails to register your visit to a control, you need to note the lower number on the H sign, or other reference as directed. If a control is missed then the software will show your result as Mispunch, but in the results we will add the usual penalty for a missed or incorrect control. Please ensure you notify the organiser that you have finished, so that safety checks can be completed.

Facilities
Toilets available at Tesco Store Highwoods Square CO4 9ED.
Newcomers are welcome. Help and guidance will be available.
Post event refreshment and deliberations: Rovers Tye Ipswich Road CO4 9BA.

Safety
Participation is at your own risk. Under 16’s 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.

Essex Stragglers
Start List
Long Club Age Category
Eddie Banks SOS M70
Paul Beckett HAVOC M60
Richard Bonnett BAOC M65
Christopher Childs SOS M75
Chloe Fowler HAVOC W21
David Game SOS M75
Timothy Hull SOS M75
Kevin Machin SOS M60
Joshua Owen SOS M16
Marc Owen BOF M50
Dean Pepper SOS M35
John Pettifer M75
Lorna Pettifer W55
Christopher Prince HAVOC M21
Kathryn Rehal SOS W55
Jackie Sibthorp SOS W55
Short Club Age Category
Colin Jackson HAVOC M65
Veronica Machin SOS W60
Alan Sibthorp M60
Melanie Sirett W50
Wendy Smalley W60