Welcome to one of our Saturday series events. Beginners are very welcome and there are courses for all standards.
|TERRAIN||Parkland. Longer courses visit the surrounding streets.
Note: singlet tops and/or shorts may be worn, but the longer courses will visit areas of woodland with some undergrowth. Metal-studded shoes are definitely not recommended.
|PARKING||Highfield Park Centre Car Park, off Russet Drive (AL4 0DB). If full, park responsibly on surrounding streets.
Go to the SW corner of the leisure centre (car parking is to N and W)
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||2.2km from St Albans City Station (SAC), with frequent fast trains from London.
15 minutes from station on bus S1 to 200m away.
|COURSES||Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers. You may enter any course, except that under 16s may not enter Short Blue due to uncontrolled crossing of roads with traffic.
|BEGINNERS||First timers are very welcome. Look for our greeters in hi-vis jackets who will give you socially-distanced help.
If you’ve not orienteered before, we suggest most people start with yellow. Young juniors, say primary school age, and family groups are better on white. People confident with a map and compass may start on orange.
|ENTRY & FEES||Entry only via SI Entries. You must enter on line. Online entry will remain open until 11:15 on the day, while maps and start slots are available.
BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £2, HH juniors free.
Non-members: Adults £6, Juniors £3.
Dibber hire £1. Charge for lost dibbers £30.
|STARTS||When you enter, you can choose a 15 minute start block between 10:00 and 11:30.
The event centre is close to start and finish.
Courses close 12:45
|TIMING||SportIdent punching will be used. SIAC will be enabled but the Start and Finish controls must be punched.|
|MAP||1:5,000 pre-marked maps for all courses.
On both map and control descriptions, man made features are:
There will be no loose control descriptions.
For map of a previous event see here.
|FACILITIES||Toilets in the Leisure Centre – please don’t wear muddy shoes in there. There is a nearby small supermarket if you need refreshments.|
|DOGS||Keep on lead and 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.
Take care crossing roads. Light Green crosses minor roads with spedd bumps and low-speed traffic, Short Blue crosses faster roads.
Please show respect to other users of the park.
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 80844
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.