|TERRAIN||Deciduous managed woodland with intricate path network and some interesting ground features with steeper slopes to north.|
|PARKING||Templewood School, AL8 7SD, Welwyn Garden City, O signs off Digswell Road.
We should be able to accommodate all competitors in the school car parks. If we fill up, the parking will be on street – as follows:1. Parking at rear of school, postcode: AL8 7LJ
2. Parking at front of school, postcode AL8 7SD
3. On-street parking before 11am, eg postcode AL8 7SG – orange roads on map
4. On-street parking after 11am, eg postcode AL8 7LJ – red roads on map (the start time window has been extended to 11.30am to allow this).
Parking is restricted immediately around the school entrance.
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||Welwyn Garden City station 1.3km. Many bus services..|
|BEGINNERS||First timers are very welcome. Look for our greeters in hi-vis jackets who will give you socially-distanced help.
If you’ve not orienteered before, we suggest most people start with yellow. Young juniors, say primary school age, and family groups are better on white. People confident with a map and compass may start on orange.
|ENTRY & FEES||Entry only via SI Entries. You must enter on line. Online entry will remain open until 11:15 on the day, while maps and start slots are available.
Dibber hire £1. Charge for lost dibbers £30.
|STARTS||When you enter, you can choose a 15 minute start block between 10:00 and 11:30.
The event centre is close to start and finish.
Courses close 12:45
|TIMING||SportIdent punching will be used.|
|MAP||1:7,500 pre-marked maps for all courses on waterproof paper. For a previous event on the area see RouteGadget|
|FACILITIES||Toilet facilities will be available.|
|DOGS||Keep under control 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 will have been carried out.
You should abide by the British orienteering Covid-19 Code of Conduct. In particular:
|RESULTS||Interim results will be published direct to the club website every few minutes during the event. There will be no printed results (apart from your own splits) or WiFi available, so there is no need to hang around.
Full results will be published to the same location and to Routegadget; we aim to do so on the day of the event.
The small print
This event is registered with British Orienteering, number ?????.
If you have to cancel for a COVID-related reason, write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give a full refund. If we have to cancel the event we will offer a choice of a full refund or a voucher for use at a future HH event. That choice will be sent to the email address used for the original entry. If you do not reply by the deadline, the default is a voucher.