HABS

Please note that this event is running half an hour earlier than usual – first starts 0930 and courses close 1145 – due to a clash with another event on site.

Because of the limited time, the club training that day has been cancelled.

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 Approx. Distance Difficulty School Years*
White 1.1 km Easy – all along paths, control flags whenever you need to decide to turn. Up to Y4
Y5
Yellow 2.0 km Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags. Y6
Orange 2.8 km Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features. Y7-8
Y9-10
Light Green 4.2 km Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature. Y11-13
Blue 7.2 km As hard as we can make it on the area. n/a

*These are the recommended courses for people in these school years who enter the Youth League, however some will be invited to ‘run up’.

You may enter any course and will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless you ask not to.

STARTS Register from 09:15 to 10:45 or visit http://sat.maptypes.org to reserve map/dibber.
Starts from 09:30 – 11:00 (preferably by 10:45 for Blue). Courses close at 11:45.Start, finish and assembly all within 200m of parking
FEES Non-members: Adults £6, Juniors £3
BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £2
HH juniors free; adults accompanying juniors are also free but will need to pay £1 for an extra map.You can pay by cash or card.
PUNCHING Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
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.

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.
OFFICIALS
Planner Adam Leaf
Organiser Mike Bennett
Controlling Mark Adams