Northaw Jack of Herts

Our Jack of Herts regional event returns to Northaw. There are courses for complete beginners up to experienced orienteers. There is still plenty of varied terrain for a Brown course despite the County Camp having been sold off for redevelopment.

Update 18 Oct: We have printed plenty of maps so will be able to accept entry on the day for all courses (while maps last).

TERRAIN Highly runnable mixed deciduous woodland.  The wood is on an eastward facing slope cut by two streams and contains contour detail.

There is also an extensive path network.

PARKING Parking and registration are at Tolmers Scout Camp in Cuffley, postcode EN6 4JS, grid ref TL299 037.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT The car park is 1.5 km walk from Cuffley Train Station.
COURSES Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.

Course Distance Difficulty
White 1.9 km, 50m , 11c 1: Easy – all along paths, control flags whenever you need to decide to turn.
Yellow 2.5 km, 75m, 13c 2: Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags.
Orange 3.3 km, 85m, 13c 3: Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features.
Light Green 3.1 km, 65m, 12c 4: Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature.
Short Green 3.7 km, 85m, 14c 5: As hard as we can make it on the area.
Green 4.5  km, 105m, 14c 5: As hard as we can make it on the area.
Short Blue 5.5 km, 125m, 16c 5: As hard as we can make it on the area.
Blue 6.9 km, 145m, 22c 5: As hard as we can make it on the area.
Brown 9.7 km, 190m, 25c 5: As hard as we can make it on the area.

There will also be a String Course near the Car Park and Registration.

STARTS The Start and Finish are 100m apart, but are 1.0 km from the event centre. The walk will involve a marshalled crossing of a busy and fast road (young juniors should be accompanied). It is not suitable for pushchairs.

Start times between 10.00-12.30. Courses close at 14.00.

We are running a start block system: v early 10.00-10.30, early 10.30-11.00, middle  11.00-11.30, late 11.30-12.00, v late 12.00-12.30. Please try to turn up in your start block to minimise queuing, but if you are early or late we will accommodate you.

Payment date Junior & Student
14/10/2018 £5 (£7) £9 (£11)
Up to 19/10/2018 and E.O.D. £5 (£7) £11 (£13)

Prices in brackets are for non-BOF members.

Enter online through Fabian4.

Registration for entries on the day will be open from 9.30 until 12.15.

PUNCHING Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
MAP 1:10,000. 5m contours. For map of a previous event see here.
RESULTS Times taken between each control and your total time for the course will be printed for you at download.

Interim results (including split times displayed in WinBrowser ) are updated every few minutes throughout the day. Just join the wifi network hhresults when you’re within about 50m of download, no need for a password.

Full results will be published on as soon as possible after the event.

FACILITIES Toilets at the Event centre. First Aid at the Finish and Event Centre.
DOGS Please leave dogs in cars in the Car Park. The area around the Car Park is an Activity Centre used predominantly by children and unsuitable for dogs. Dogs are also not allowed on courses, as they cross the land of multiple owners, not all with permission for dogs.
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.
Planner Jane and Barry Breed
Organiser Helen Errington
Controlling Simon Errington