Hilly FieldsMon 1 Jan

New Year Novelty

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: Parkland

Last updated: Thu 30 November, 2023


Mass start odds and evens score event. Time limit is 45 minutes.

Location Info

Near: Colchester
Lat,Lng: 51.89219,0.89146
Postcode: CO3 3WG
What3Words: ///dined.bounty.mobile

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Directions / Parking

2 hours free parking available at Colchester Retail Park, Sheepen Rd, Colchester CO3 3LE.

Start is 5 minutes walk from parking. Head north then west along Sheepen Road. Start/Assembly is on track on left opposite west end of St Helena School.

Start location

Course Information

Odds and evens score event. Time limit is 45 minutes. Your map will be two sided, one with even controls, one with odd controls. You can start on whichever side you wish. Once you switch to the other side, you cannot collect any more controls from the first side. Controls worth 10 points each, maximum score 240 points.

There are two bonus controls, a roving Father Christmas with treats and an SI unit and a decorated Christmas Tree with an SI unit, both worth 50 bonus points.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via Racesignup.co.uk Enter by 12:00 on 29th December to guarantee a map. Entry available until 12:00 on 31st December subject to map availability.

Entry £4 Seniors, Unaffiliated £5, Under 21 or students £2


Registration and Start times

Mass start at 11am. Report to Assembly by 10:50


Nearest public toilets: 2 Balkerne Hill, Colchester, CO3 3AA.

Mulled wine and mincepies available post run

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed

Contacts / Officials

Planners / Organisers Rachel & Doug McTurk (SOS)


Nearest A&E Hospital

Colchester Hospital, Turner Rd, Colchester CO4 5JL
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Safety Notes

Participation is at your own risk. Bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions. There may be dog walkers, cyclists or other park users – be aware and give them priority. First Aid will be available at the Enquiries Point.