Highfield Park

This event is part of the Greater London Orienteering Summer Series. See the GLOSS flyer for more information.

TERRAIN Parkland.  Longer courses visit the surrounding streets.
Note: singlet tops and/or shorts may be worn, but metal-studded shoes are definitely not recommended.
PARKING Highfield Park Centre Car Park, off Russet Drive (AL4 0DB)

Assembly is on the S side of the leisure centre (car parking is to N and W)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT 2.2km from St Albans City Station (SAC).
15 minutes from station on bus S1 to 200m away.
COURSES Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.

Course Approx. Distance Difficulty
White 1.6 km Easy – all along paths, control flags whenever you need to decide to turn.
Yellow 2.0 km Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags.
Orange 2.6 km Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features.
GLOSS 3.6 km Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature.
GLOSS with
5.7 km The GLOSS course with an extra section added.

Please note that both GLOSS and extension use roads in a traffic-calmed residential estate with many cul-de-sacs. Suitably experienced under 16s may run unaccompanied. All runners are advised to use pavements throughout and take extra care at junctions.

The roads round the outside of the competition area must not be crossed but you may use the ‘nearside’ pavement.

You will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless you ask not to.

STARTS Register from 09:45 to 11:15 or visit http://sat.maptypes.org to reserve map/dibber.
Starts from 10:00 – 11:30. Courses close at 12:30.Start and finish within 100m of assembly.
FEES Non-members: Adults £6, Juniors £3
BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £2
Adults accompanying juniors are free, but £1 for an extra map.
PUNCHING Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
MAP 1:5,000 pre-marked maps for all courses.  Note that the map is not oriented exactly NS and the north lines are not parallel with the sides of the map.

On both map and control descriptions, man made features are:
  X  bench, picnic table
O  post, notice board, sign

FACILITIES Toilets available in leisure centre – no muddy / spiked shoes indoors please.

Squash / water provided at finish.

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. A full risk assessment has been carried out.
Planner John Duffield
Organiser Penny Parkes
Controlling Mike Bennett