SOS/HAVOC Mid-Week Winter Series 2022-23

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Terrain type: Urban

Last updated: Mon 12 December, 2022



The event will form part of HAVOC/SOS Mid-Week O’ League. Points will be awarded based on finishing times adjusted using an age/gender handicap system. Each missed or incorrect control will incur a 5 minutes penalty. Best 6 results from the series will count. 50 bonus points added for undertaking any one of the Essex MapRuns during the series - just confirm run to Coordinator. Full results will be emailed and published on the SOS and HAVOC websites.

Location Info

Near: Braintree
Lat,Lng: 51.88621,0.57013
Postcode: CM7 9UL
What3Words: ///joins.bottle.slope

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Directions / Parking

Start and finish in The Bell, 110 Mountbatten Road, Braintree, CM7 9UL
Limited parking in car park by pub. Otherwise park on Mountbatten Road.

Map / Terrain

Open Orienteering map 1:10000 printed on waterproof paper

Course Information

Long Course 5.7k
Short Course 3.2k

Controls are all fire hydrants. You will need to record the lower number.
Please bring a pencil or pen and a map bag if it is wet.

The course is on roads, pavements, footpaths and parkland.

Entry Details

Pre-entry via www.racesignup.co.uk
£4 Seniors, £2 under 21 or students.

Entries close 23:59 Monday December 12th Late entries please contact series co-ordinator

Registration and Start times

Start at times between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. Competitors must report to the finish by 8.45pm.


Toilets available in The Bell
Why not stay behind at the end for a drink and discuss your course
No food in the pub but kebab/burger van in car park. You may bring food into the pub.
Pub will be screening World Cup semifinal.

Dog restrictions

Dog friendly pub

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organisers Lyn West lynwestghh@hotmail.com 07974 391283
Colin West colin.west@hotmail.co.uk
Series Coordinator Chris Childs christopher.childs@tiscali.co.uk

Nearest A&E Hospital

Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford CM1 7ET
NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Participation is at your own risk. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions. This is a night event. A head torch or hand torch is mandatory.

As with any urban orienteering this requires participants to cross roads and you are asked to take due care and attention at all times. High visibility clothing is strongly recommended. There may be dog walkers, cyclists or residents on pavements and footpaths – be aware and give them priority.


Following events in the Series:

6. Wed Jan 04 HAVOC Brentwood Graham Batty
7. Wed Jan 18 SOS Colchester Chris Panton
8. Wed Feb 01 HAVOC Brentwood Paul Beckett
9. Tues Feb 14 SOS Springfield Kevin Machin
10. Wed Mar 01 HAVOC Shenfield David/Colin/Dale