Our first Youth League event of the winter is also the HH sprint championships. The area was previously used for the 2014 SEOA Sprint Championships.
|Terrain||The main college campus consists of an old manor house and formal gardens with a number of newer buildings. Underfoot conditions are mainly hard surface, with some lawns.
The southern and eastern parts of the area consists of runnable open and rough open land and a golf course around the new all-weather hockey pitches. We will not be using the woodland (too muddy and brambly). Shorts are permitted, and you should be able to avoid the small patches of long grass and nettles quite easily.
|Parking||Oaklands College, St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans. Postcode AL4 0JA. OS Grid Ref TL183078. Access to the college is from the Hatfield Road (A1057) at Grid Ref TL179072, just west of the junction with Colney Heath Lane. Registration, start and finish are within 200m of parking.|
|Public Transport||St Albans City station 2.7km. Several bus routes run along Hatfield Road including 301 602 653. There is an Oaklands College stop on the Hatfield Road next to the main entrance.|
|Courses||Yellow 2.0km (Junior Beginners)
Orange 3.0km (Junior Intermediates & Adult Beginners)
Light Green 2.0km sprint (HH club sprint championships for all classes)
Blue 4.9km (first part common with light green)
You may enter the club sprint championships and run light green or blue.
|Starts||Register from 09:45 to 11:15. Pre-registry available at: http://sat.maptypes.org from one week before the event.
Starts from 10:00, last start 11:30. Courses close at 12:30
Please report to download even if you do not finish your run.
|Fees||Non-HH members: Adults £5, Juniors £2
HH members: Adults £3, Juniors £FREE.
Adults accompanying juniors are free.
|Punching||Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
|Map||Map produced by Simon Errington in Spring 2014 with minor updates for this event. 1:3,000, 2.5m contours. Drawn to the IOF Sprint Map Specification (ISSOM). Courses will be pre-marked on A4 waterproof paper (no bags).|
|Facilities||Squash/water provided at Finish. Toilets close to parking.|
|Dogs||Dogs are not permitted anywhere in the campus grounds.|
|Safety||Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.|
|Officials||Planner. James Errington
Organiser. Helen Errington
Controller. Simon Errington