Welcome to our second event after lockdown!
It will be very limited, in line with British Orienteering’s guidance. In particular:
- Numbers are limited to 144, HH / BOF members only.
- You must pre-enter and pay in advance.
- There will be no on-the-day hire dibbers available just for this event. However, to reduce cross-contamination, HH members can have a dibber for a season (until our event next July) for only £10 + £10 deposit. You can use the dibber at our events or any others you go to. Just select hire dibber when you enter (closing date for this option is 27th September at the latest) . Or you can just buy your own.
- You should not come if you have symptoms of COVID-19, are living in a household with someone who has a possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection, or have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace. You’ll get a full refund.
|TERRAIN||Open land with some woodland and contour detail. Little remains of the old airfield.
The open areas are becoming overgrown with grass and scattered trees. In the southern part of the area, there are sections of very long grass with some occasional patches of nettles and brambles. Courses have been planned to avoid the worst of these but in places the going will nonetheless be relatively slow and leg cover is mandatory.
Cattle may be grazing in some areas. The Short course avoids these where possible.
|PARKING||Parking will be in the 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. You want to be parked as near to the western end (by the Sports Village) as you can.
Leave to the west, walk 300m north on Albatross Way and enter the area by the gate on the left where the road bends.
Starts, Finish and Download are all within 200m of the entrance gate.
|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.|
|STARTS||Choose a 15 minute start block between 10:00 and 11:30 when you enter. Courses close 12:45|
|ENTRY||via SI entries – Click here.. (opens in a separate window)|
|FEES||BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £2, HH juniors free (but note courses available and availability of hire dibbers).|
|PUNCHING||Sportident punching will be used. SIAC will not be enabled.
There will be no hire dibbers available on the day. HH members can have a dibber for a season (until our event next July) for only £10 + £10 deposit. You can use the dibber at our events or any others you go to. Just select hire dibber when you enter. Please do so before 25 Sept so that we can prepare enough dibbers.
|MAP||1:7500 with 5m contours, courses preprinted on waterproof paper. For map of a previous event see Routegadget.|
|FACILITIES||Sorry, we have not been allowed access to toilets on campus. There are toilets available in the Galleria 600m east of parking, if you wear a mask.
|DOGS||Please keep dogs on leads in the restricted areas and clear up behind you. Beware of cattle!|
|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:
Courses are planned to avoid ponds, some of which are deep, and to cross the main stream by bridges.
|RESULTS||Interim results will be published direct to the club website every few minutes during the event. Click here.. to view.
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 77785.
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.