Welcome to one of our Saturday events. This one was originally planned for April 2020 and has been postponed twice so we are hoping this will be 3rd time lucky.
Update 6 Jan – The Short Blue course was full, but we have sufficient maps so have added more start slots. Those who entered Light Green because there were no Short Blue available may be able to edit their entry – first come first served. We expect to have the start open early, from 1000 if not before. If you start early, please give priority to helpers.
Update 9 Dec – it looks as though this event will still be possible under recent Government Covid guidance. Be prepared for change.
|BEGINNERS||Beginners are welcome and first timers can run for free! – Claim your free run from firstname.lastname@example.org before you enter. See the poster.
At the event, look for our greeters in hi-vis jackets who will give you socially-distanced help.
|TERRAIN||A combination of open parkland and wooded areas, the longer courses including steep slopes. Many thanks to Tarmac for allowing us to run the event here and to The Sele School for parking.|
|EVENT CENTRE||Sele School SG14 2DG. Hire-dibbers and download will be in the classroom adjacent to the front carpark. No spiked or muddy schools indoors and please wear a mask.|
|PARKING||Sele School front carpark (SG14 2DG). There will also be cars from football and dancing practice using the rear carpark. Please follow instructions from club marshals. Please do not park in Thieves’ Lane carpark.|
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||Rail: Hertford North station 800m.
Coach: Green Line 724 (Fordwich Rise) 300m.
|COURSES||Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.
|ENTRIES||Entries are now open at SI entries.
The cut-off time for entries requesting a hire-dibber is midnight on Thursday 6th January.
Entries will remain open online until 11:15 on the day of the event, so you can enter from your phone or tablet at the event provided there are maps available and starts available for your course and you have your own dibber.
|FEES||BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £2, HH juniors free.
Non-members: Adults £6, Juniors £3.
Dibber hire £1. Charge for lost dibbers £30.
|STARTS||You can choose a 15 minute start block between 10:15 and 11:30 when you enter.
From Sele School, cross Thieves’ Lane where instructed by the marshal and follow the tapes to the subsidiary event centre. This is 600m from the school. Look for the Happy Herts banner and greeters in high-vis jackets. Start and finish are respectively a further 150 m and 300m on from there.
Courses close 12:45. Do not forget to go back to the school to download.
|TIMING||Sportident (dibber) punching will be used. SIAC will be enabled but the Start and Finish controls will not be contactless and must be punched. If you don’t own a dibber you need to hire one when you enter.|
|CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS||Control descriptions will be on the map|
|MAP||1:7500 pre-marked maps for all courses on waterproof paper. For a previous event on the area see RouteGadget|
|FACILITIES||Mobile café in Thieves’ Lane carpark.
Toilets at Sele School – please wear a mask and no muddy or spiked shoes when moving around indoors. There are no toilets in Panshanger Park.
|DOGS||Clear up behind you.|
|SAFETY||Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety. A full risk assessment will have been carried out.
You should abide by the British orienteering Covid-19 Code of Conduct. In particular:
|RESULTS||Interim results will be published direct to the club website every few minutes during the event. There will be no printed results (apart from your own splits) or WiFi available, so there is no need to hang around.
Full results will be published to the same location and to Routegadget; we aim to do so on the day of the event.
The small print
This event is registered with British Orienteering, number 78687.
Orienteering is a great sport for youngsters. If you bring children, please help us to keep to our safeguarding policy and British Orienteering’s photography policy.
If you have to cancel for a COVID-related reason, write to email@example.com and we will give a full refund. If we have to cancel the event we will offer a choice of a full refund or a voucher for use at a future HH event. That choice will be sent to the email address used for the original entry. If you do not reply by the deadline, the default is a voucher.