Jack of Herts, Northaw

Provisional details

More definitive details will be posted nearer to the date of the event.

Location Cuffley Active Learning Centre, Carbone Hill, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4PR
Parking In Cuffley Camp.  Parking is limited, so please share cars or come by train where possible.
Public Transport Cuffley station is 2km walk/cycle away, with frequent trains from London.
Terrain Mainly runnable deciduous woodland with contour detail.
Good path network so suitable for beginners upwards. Help is available – just ask.
Many thanks to Cuffley Camp for use of their site, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council for allowing us use of this lovely area and to them and Friends of Northaw Great Wood for their work in maintaining it.
Courses Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.

Course Distance Difficulty
White 1.7 km 1: Easy – all along paths, control flags whenever you need to decide to turn.
Yellow 2.4 km 2: Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags.
Orange 2.9 km 3: Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features.
Light Green 3.1 km 4: Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature.
Short Green 3.3 km 5: As hard as we can make it on the area.
Green 4.6 km 5: As hard as we can make it on the area.
Blue 7.6 km 5: As hard as we can make it on the area.
Brown 9.6 km 5: As hard as we can make it on the area.
Course Notes TBA
Maps 1:10,000 pre-marked maps for all courses on waterproof paper. For a previous event on the area see RouteGadget.

Loose control descriptions will be provided.

Starts Starts will be in blocks:

  • Very early 10:30 – 11:00
  • Early 11:00 – 11:30
  • Middle 11:30 – 12:00
  • Late 12:00 – 12:30

Please try to start within your block so as to reduce queuing. At certain periods, notably very early, helpers will have priority. Your start time on the start list is the beginning of your start block.

SIAC will be enabled. Punch the start; other controls and the finish will be in dual contactless / punching mode.

Courses close 14:00. Please start in good time to finish by then.

Entry & Fees Entries are now open on SIEntries

Entries up to midnight on Sunday 16th October:

  • BOF members: Adults £9, Juniors £4
  • Non-members: Adults £11, Juniors £6
Entries from Monday 17th October:

  • BOF members: Adults £11, Juniors £6
  • Non-members: Adults £13, Juniors £8

Helpers will get a free run – contact the Organiser for the discount code to be used when entering.

Punching SIAC (timing chip) hire £2.00. Charge for lost SIACs £60.
Results There will be a local WiFi network in the Assembly area accessible from any smart-phone or tablet providing the following:

  • List of pre-entered competitors so you can check your entered course, start block and the dibber number you entered with.
  • Live Results and splits updated every few minutes.
  • Live SplitsBrowser also updated every few minutes. Very few events provide this!

Go to network hhresults. There is no password.

Full results will be published on www.herts-orienteering.club and Routegadget as soon as possible after the event.

Dogs Sorry but no dogs allowed in the Assembly area or on the courses.
Facilities There will be a café in the Refectory which will also be the location for Enquiries & Download.  No studs indoors please.  Toilets will be available. 
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.

You must go to Download (in Assembly) even if you don’t finish your course. We need to confirm you’re back safely.

First Aid will be available at Assembly.

The nearest A&E is Barnet Hospital, Wellhouse Ln, Barnet EN5 4BZ Tel 0208 216 4600

Climbing of fences is strictly forbidden.

Competitors travelling alone are advised to leave something of value that they will not forget at Enquiries (e.g. car keys). All competitors are advised to carry a whistle. In the unlikely event of extreme weather on the day, cagoules may be compulsory and you will be informed by car park marshals and in Assembly. Come prepared.

The area is popular with cyclists, dog walkers and horse riders. Please show them due consideration.

Planner Tom Cochrane
Organiser Adam Leaf  e: organiser@herts-orienteering.club
Controller Roger Moulding