Type of course: Virtual Terrain type: Urban
This is very similar to the long course we ran during the Summer/Autumn series - one of the controls has been moved - so make sure you take the new map! It is advisable to use the paper map - as it has additional paths included, which wont show on the mobile map.
Near: Halstead Lat,Lng: 51.94273,0.64942 Postcode: CO9 2ES What3Words: ///crackled.timing.homelands
Directions / Parking
Courtauld Playing Fields/Sports Ground, Colchester Road (A1124), Halstead, Essex, C09 2ES.
Parking is available at the playing fields
MapRun directory path:
Start and Finish
The ‘Start’ & ‘Finish’ are just on the playing field next to the car park.
Controls and Course Length
Start & finish on Courtauld playing fields.
Course length 6.8km (point to point) - 17 controls + Start/Finish - all of the controls (except number 1) are nearby to a fire hydrant - but of course they are all virtual and you will hear the 'beep'.
Urban with some trails & paths
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions. Water will not be provided. Please bring your own to rehydrate.
High visibility clothing is strongly recommended.
As with any street orienteering this requires participants to cross roads and you are asked to take due care and attention at all times.
There may be dog walkers, cyclists and residents using the pavements and footpaths – be aware and give them priority.
Some roads may not have pavements – so take extra care.
Participants take part at their own risk.
Nearest A&E Hospital
Colchester Hospital, CO4 5JL
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There are no toilets available.