HABS

Welcome to one of our Saturday series events. Beginners are very welcome and there are courses for all standards.

TERRAIN Runnable parkland with wooded areas and buildings.
PARKING Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School coach park, Aldenham Road, WD6 3AF.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Nearest station is Elstree & Borehamwood, 3.7km away.
COURSES Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.

Course Straight line Distance Difficulty
White 1.0-2.0 km Easy – all along paths. Control flags when you need to decide whether to turn.
Yellow 2.0-3.0 km Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams.
Some turns with no control flags.
Orange 2.5-3.5 km Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features.
Light Green 3.0-4.5 km Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature.
Short Blue 4.5-6.0 km As hard as we can make it on the area.
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 about 650 m from the start and 750m from the finish.
Courses close 12:45
TIMING SportIdent punching will be used. SIAC will be enabled but the Start and Finish controls must be punched.
CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS Control descriptions will be on the map, not separately.
MAP 1:4000 with 5m contours.

Note that the ISSOM dark green colour is used for uncrossable hedges, and there are several purple out of bounds areas, one of which – the formal lawn – is not taped on the ground. Do not cross it.

For map of a previous event see here.

FACILITIES Toilets
DOGS Not allowed as these are school premises
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:

  • You should not come if you have symptoms of COVID-19, are required to isolate, are awaiting the results of a non-routine COVID-19 test or are serving a quarantine period after travel. You’ll get a full refund.
  • Before, during and after your run, maintain appropriate distance from other runners and other park users.
  • Hand sanitiser is available – please use it.
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.

Full results will be published to the same location and to Routegadget; we aim to do so on the day of the event.

OFFICIALS
Planner
Organiser
Controlling
The small print

This event is registered with British Orienteering, number 80845

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.

Your personal data is used for results and insurance, see our privacy policy.

If you have to cancel for a COVID-related reason, write to entries@herts-orienteering.club 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.