This event is also part of the GLOSS series of summer events around London. To be competitive in the GLOSS series, run the Light Green course or the Blue, which is an extension of Light Green.
|Terrain||Open land, much of it now becoming overgrown, with some woodland and contour detail. Little remains of the old airfield.|
|Parking||Main car park of the de Havilland site of the University of Hertfordshire. Enter Mosquito Way from the roundabout / traffic lights on the A1057, turn left at the first roundabout and follow the signs. Please note the carpark is shared with leisure centre users and is likely to be particularly busy until Parkrunners leave c. 0930-1000.
Registration will be off Albatross Way directly opposite Club de Havilland (postcode AL10 9EU) at the western end of the carpark.
|Public Transport||Hatfield railway station ~2km away, bus station 900m, several buses between Hatfield and St Albans pass within 300m of assembly: search on http://www.intalink.org.uk/timetables/ for Ellenbrook, either stop S or T.|
|Courses||Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.
You may enter any course and will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless you ask not to. Please note that you will run significantly farther than the straight-line distances quoted above.
|Starts||Register from 09:30 to 11:15
Regulars can save time by reserving a map/dibber at http://sat.maptypes.org
Starts from 10:00 – 11:30. Courses close at 12:30
|Fees||Non-BO members: Adults £6, Juniors £3
British Orienteering members: Adults £4, Juniors £2, HH juniors £FREE.
Adults accompanying juniors are free. Extra maps, if available, £1.
|Punching||Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30.
|Map||1:7500 with 5m contours, courses preprinted on waterproof paper. For map of a previous event see Routegadget.|
|Facilities||Toilets and light refreshments in Hertfordshire Sports Village and (from 11:00 am) in Club de Havilland – no spiked or muddy shoes allowed in the buildings.
|Dogs||Please keep dogs on leads 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.
Courses are planned to avoid ponds, some of which are deep, and to cross the main stream by bridges.
Cattle may be grazing in some areas. Junior courses avoid these where possible.
Please be considerate of other park users.