|PARKING||Stanborough Park North Car Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City. Nearest postcode AL6 8XF. Car park charge now £6 for 3 hours (£1.50 all day with a Resident Pass). The car park now operates with an automatic number plate recognition system.|
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||Stanborough Park is 1.5 miles from Welwyn Garden City train station, following Parkway and Stanborough Road.|
|TERRAIN||Open parkland with small areas of woodland. Large uncrossable water features.|
|BEGINNERS||First timers are very welcome. Look for our greeters in hi-vis jackets who will give you help.|
|COURSES||Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.
Please note that the running distances will be somewhat in excess of the straight line distances above due to deviations around the lakes and streams.
*These are the recommended courses for people in these school years who enter the Youth League, however some will be invited to “run up”.
You may enter any course and will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless you ask not to.
|STARTS||You can choose a 15 minute start block between 10:00 and 11:30.
Start and finish are within 200m of the event centre and car parking.
Courses close 12:45
|ENTRY & FEES||Entry is now open on line via SI Entries. Online entry will remain open until 11:15 on the day, so long as maps and start slots are available.
Dibber hire £1. Charge for lost dibbers £30.
|PUNCHING||Sportident punching will be used.|
|CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS||Control descriptions will be on the map|
|MAP||1:7500 pre-marked maps for all courses. For map of a previous event see here.|
|FACILITIES||Toilets are open. Cafe and covered outdoor seating area is open and Terranova are serving pizzas for takeaway. These are all between the (S) car park and event centre. There are toilets and a kiosk selling hot drinks and snacks by the north lake if you parked there.|
|DOGS||Please keep dogs 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).
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 81762
Orienteering is a great sport for youngsters. If you bring children, please help us to keep to our safeguarding policy and British Orienteering’s photography policy.
If you have to cancel for a COVID-related reason, write to email@example.com 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.