HAVOC GLOSS event - Bedford's Park

Sunday 14th July

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GLOSS event
GLOSS is a series of races run by the clubs in and around London. There are two courses: the GLOSS course which is about 3½ to 4½ km (with optional extension to around 6 km) and is of moderate navigational difficulty and a 'Yellow' course which is about 2km with easier navigation. Navigate between control points - you decide the best route in order to complete the course in the quickest time. Beginners welcome
Contact: organiser@orienteering-havoc.co.uk

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Courses

Extension 2.4km 55m climb
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GLOSS 3.8km 95m climb

Yellow 2.0km 35m climb


Entry Fees
Senior: £7.00/£9.00
Senior Chip hire: £1.00
Junior: £3.00
Junior Chip hire: £1.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Event Information

Introduction
GLOSS event

Terrain Description
Parkland with areas of mature woodland, deer park, small fishing lake, open and rough open areas.

Map (1:7500, 5m contours) updated autumn/winter 2021. A4-sized maps pre-printed on waterproof paper with control descriptions written for Yellow, pictorial for other courses. Loose descriptions will be available at the start.

Parking
Entrance off Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, north of Romford, RM4 1QH (nearest postcode along Broxhill Road).

Grid Ref. TQ517930. Car park is at the end of the drive; FREE car parking.

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From Gallows Corner roundabout, A12/A127 junction (about 3 miles west of J29 of M25), turn north (3rd exit) along Straight Road. Straight on at two roundabouts and at the third roundabout, continue straight onto Broxhill Road towards Havering-atte-Bower, entrance to the park is on the left in about 1 mile.

Other routes: Approach along B175 towards Havering-atte-Bower. Park is sign-posted from the village green, turning where there is a sharp bend in the B175 road.

Public transport by 499 bus from stop V outside Romford Railway Station, towards Gallows Corner/Tesco. Take the bus to the Helmsdale Road stop (about 14 mins) then walk east along Lower Bedfords Road. The pedestrian entrance to the park is about 400m east of Risebridge Chase. Please keep to the main track within the park; the car park/event centre is behind the Visitor Centre (about 1.5K, walk from the bus stop). Buses run every 30 minutes on a Sunday. More information: www.tfl.gov.uk

Times
Starts 10:30 am to 12:00 noon

Courses close 2.00 pm

Course Info
Subject to final controlling.

Yellow 2.0k 35m

GLOSS 3.8k 95m

Extension 2.4k 55m

SIAC will be enabled, although competitors will need to punch the Check, Start, and Finish controls.

Start is at most 175m to the west of the main car park.

Finish is at most 250m from the main car park.

Entry Fees
Entry in advance via RaceSignUp

Senior members £7.00

Senior non-members £9.00

Juniors £3.00

Electronic punching (SI) will be used at this event – SI ‘dibber’ hire fee £1.

Senior fee applies to groups and families competing together.



Note, member means an individual holding a current subscription to British Orienteering. Non-members are allowed to compete in up to three British Orienteering registered events before being recommended to join. See https://www.orienteering-havoc.co.uk/membership for information on how to join.

Facilities
Toilets and cafe available at the nearby visitors centre.

Contacts
Organiser: Colin Jackson (chairman@orienteering-havoc.co.uk)

Planner: Janet Biggs

Event Details
Start List
Extension Club Age Category
Ian Byford HH M65