New Year Novelty - Quiz-OSat 1 Jan
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 & Parkland
participant list 20211231_095959
|2||Gary Chandler||M50||Springfield Striders||00:58:03||30|
|9||Tahlia, Lillia & Sam Haylock & Taylor Gooding||W16/W14/W40/W16||Tabor HS, SOS||01:03:00||27||m3,m20|
|11||Lynn Higgs & Keith Thomas||W60/M65||Mid Essex casuals||00:58:00||25||w3, m6, m21|
|13||Ian Byford||M60||HH||01:04:05||25||w20, m21,w26|
|15||Abigail, Jonathan & Charlie Waldock||W21/M21/M3b||00:00:00||23||w27 (b=buggy)|
|19||William & Kingsley Reavell||M12/M45||WAOC||00:58:50||21|
|21||Lorna & John Pettifer||W55/M75||Mid Essex casuals||01:00:43||20|
|28||Daniel & Alex Evans||M10/M40||SOS||01:04:50||19|
|29||Harry & Melanie Greer-Walker||M12/W50||00:00:00||17||w24|
|30||Geraldine & John Russell||W75/M80||SOS||01:03:00||17|
|31||Richard Sirett||M50||Mid Essex casuals||00:57:00||16||w11,w22|
|32||Harry & David Briggs||M10/M30||01:05:00||16||w26|
|34||Wendy Smalley & Alan Sibthorp||W60/M60||Mid Essex casuals||00:00:00||15|
|35||Lulu Gooding, Liam & Lee Haylock||W10/M12/M40||SOS, Notley Gn Sch||00:58:00||15|
|36||Anna, Ciaran & Ru Naughton||W21/M21/M1b||01:00:00||13||w20,w27 (b=buggy)|
|37||Alex Machin (2nd run)||M40||SOS||00:40:00||12|
|38||Virginia Willis||W45||Mid Essex casuals||01:03:18||12||w12,w18,w27|
|39||Isabelle & Jenny Reavell||W10/W40||WAOC||01:04:05||12||w18|
|41||Nathan, Joshua & Eleanor Evans||M6/M4/W35||SOS||01:00:00||11||w10|
|42||Sophia & John Taylor||W10/M40||SOS||00:57:00||10|
|43||Charlie & Stefanie Briggs||M10/W30||00:35:00||9||w20,w26|
|44||Carol Hull & Jenny Allen||W75/W65||01:14:06||8||w27|
|45||Ellen, Rosie, Rio, Lois & Alex Machin||W5/W8/W7/W21/M35||NATO||00:38:00||6|
|DNS||Julian Catmull||M55||Springfield Striders|
|DNS||Melanie Sirett||W45||Mid Essex casuals|
|DNS||Kate & Emma Jarrett||W14||WAOC|
|DNS||Allen Smalls||M50||Colchester Harriers AC|
|DNS||Jenny Chandler||W21||Springfield Striders|
Inspired by John & Jenny Collyer’s Sudbury Event from a few years back. I know I spent a lot of time Planning it, but all credit to Eddie Banks (SOS) for all his hard work in Organising it! That’s the second one we’ve done together now & like the first one we did, great to see the local Road Running Clubs giving the Orienteering Clubs a run for their money! I’m in the process of recce’ing a similar event for Braintree, so watch this space!
Roger Gooding (SOS)
It was good to see so many of you for our annual New Year Novelty event on what was more like a spring day than mid winter. We had 72 participants with ages ranging from 1 to 81!
Many thanks to Roger and his detailed perseverence for providing this challenge. He had conceived this over a year ago, but last year fell foul of lockdown rules. Two new sign posts and one felled tree during 2021 meant a little updating was needed. Several of you commented favourably on the variety of questions and had not imagined that there was such interesting art and history to be found on a modern Essex housing estate.
Eddie Banks (SOS)
Regarding the following Questions & Answers:
Q6. What is Cllr McEwan’s First Name? Gerard (At a glance it looks like Gerald, but it is actually Gerard! I’ve given both answers as I can’t read some of your handwriting, so you could have written either!)
Q7. How many Benches are in the Roundabout? 6 (Not 4!)
Q9. Dedicated to? John Ray (If you couldn’t see it, you were standing on the answer engraved on the floor!)
Q11. How old was Barry Wright when he died? 42 (A lot of you were looking for the answer on the Notice Board when the answer was on a Plaque beneath a tree to one side!)
Q20. What Colour is the Life Buoy Post to the South of the Two Ponds? Green (Some gave a different answer relating to the Life Buoy Post to the North!)
Q26. Inscription on the sculpture "The future is bright"
Q27. What Breed of Duck might live here? Wigeon (Mallard was a different road.)
(Full Question & Answer Sheet available on request)
SOS New Year Novelty Score Quiz-O. Find features and answer as many questions as you can in 60 minutes.
Near: Braintree Lat,Lng: 51.85837,0.52433 OS Grid Ref: TL739207 Postcode: CM77 7US What3Words: ///encroach.date.crank
Directions / Parking
Great Notley behind Tesco in green area to north.
Park in Tesco Car Park (3 hour limit).
Map / Terrain
The course is mainly urban, but includes several (possibly muddy) green spaces.
The format will be maximum 60 minute score orienteering with a total of 28 controls. Controls will be varied features and participants must answer a question about each location to score points.
Please bring a pen or pencil to write down your answers and a map bag if wet.
Entry £5 seniors, £2.50 juniors (under 21) and students.
Select your preferred start time block.
Registration and Start times
PRE-ENTRY ONLY! Entries close Thursday 28 Dec.
No toilets provided.
Prince Louis pub is open from 12pm
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Eddie Banks firstname.lastname@example.org, 07766 131771
Planner: Roger Gooding
Nearest A&E Hospital
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET
NHS Urgent care search
Participation is at your own risk. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions.
The course requires participants to cross mainly quiet residential roads and you are asked to take due care and attention at all times. The A131 is strictly out of bounds and may only be crossed using the subway. High visibility clothing is strongly recommended. There may be dog walkers, cyclists or residents using the pavements and footpaths – be aware and give them priority.
Participants MUST report to the finish by 13.15.
The event will be run strictly in accordance with the published BOF and Government guidance. It is a condition of entry that all participants agree to adhere to the BOF COVID19 Participant Code of Conduct available here.