May 6th: After the rain today, part of the area is flooded. The event is still on, but 2 controls have been removed from the light green and short blue courses. The courses are now 100m and 200m shorter than advertised, with a bit of a ‘dogleg’ back along the same paths.
|Runnable parkland with some wooded areas, some with significant undergrowth. Full leg and torso cover required for Orange course and above.
|Fullerians Rugby Club, Coningesby Dr, Watford WD17 3BD. Please follow the parking marshals’ directions.
|Watford Junction station 2.4km, Watford Metropolitan station 1.8km.
|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 now open 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.
Dibber hire £1. Charge for lost dibbers £30.
|When you enter, you can choose a 15 minute start block between 10:00 and 11:30.
Courses close 12:45. Allow plenty of time to finish by then.The route to the start and back from the finish are about 1km. Please follow the tapes keeping off the rugby pitches and ensure any children / dogs you are responsible for do likewise.
|SportIdent punching will be used. SIAC is enabled but everyone must punch the Start and Finish controls.
|1:7,500 pre-marked maps for all courses on waterproof paper. For a previous event on the area see RouteGadget
|Limited toilets available in Rugby Club (use the Ladies!) Please bring your own drinks. There is a cafe in the park but it’s over 1km from the Rugby Club, through the competition area.
Toilets also available in the competition area, fairly close to start and finish.
|Keep under control and clear up behind you. No dogs on the rugby pitches please.
|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:
|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.
The small print
This event is registered with British Orienteering, number 82686.
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.