South Woodham FerrersTue 15 Feb

SOS/HAVOC Winter Midweek Series No.7

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



Planner’s Report

Thank you to everyone who came along to the 7th event in the SOS/HAVOC Winter 2022 series. We had a total of 32 entrants, 6 on the short course & 27 on the long course.

It was a chilly but bright evening, luckily the earlier rain had passed through, although it left the paths, decking & fields a bit slippery in places.

For many it was their first trip around South Woodham Ferrers, which provided a nice mix of roads, alleys and housing estates, as well as nice bit of ‘shopping centre’, which seemed to prove a challenge for a few runners, although most people did actually find the right hydrants in the end!

No-one was put-off by the spurious train line which appeared on the maps! Well done to the early starters who spotted this problem!

Despite the thorough risk assessment of the event – tripping up the step on the way into the venue for one participant was not included, luckily, they were only bruised and able to carry on with their run!

Well done to those who spotted the two hydrants at Control 10 on the Long Course – but sorry, no extra points for 2 answers! A few people came a cropper in the field – and we had a few muddy results cards handed in at the end!

Well done to Dave Game – who wanted to clock up some miles, so actually ran both events!

Well done to Gary Chandler who was the quickest on the Long Course, beating Guy Lidbury by just 12 seconds, and Veronica Machin who was victorious on the Short Course, beating Charlie Lidbury into second place.

We hope you agree that the Tap Room 19 was a great venue, and provided a perfect place to stop for a nice beer afterwards, and reminisce about where you went right & wrong on the evenings course.

We thank you all for coming along and making the event successful, and for those who couldn’t make it on the night, both the Long & Short courses are now available on Maprun6, so it’s not too late to do your run, and be included in the results.

Jackie & Alan

Last updated: Mon 28 February, 2022

Location Info

Near: South Woodham Ferrers
Lat,Lng: 51.64824,0.60363
Postcode: CM3 5ZA
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Related events or Information

SOS-HAVOC Winter 2021/22 Mid-week series

Directions / Parking

Starts at Tap Room 19, Crouch Vale Brewery, 23 Haltwhistle Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5ZA. Small car park for the brewery just beyond or on street parking outside. Light refreshments available afterwards in the Tap Room.

Course Information

Choice of two courses, short (approx 3km) and long (approx 6km)

Entry Details

Electronic Pre-payment is required to:
Co-operative Bank
Sort Code 08-90-31
Account No. 50 42 36 24
Account Name: Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society
Reference Your name

Registration and Start times

Pre-entry only by email to the Series Coordinator
You will need to provide the following information in your email:
Short or Long Course
Gender/Age Category (if unknown your age at your birthday this year)
Club (and BOF no. if applicable)
Preferred time slot, 6:15 – 6:30, 6:30 – 6:45, 6:45 – 7:00, or 7:00 – 7:15 (not guaranteed)
Amount paid - £3 Seniors, £1.50 under 21 + students or £10 paid for all 4 SOS events
Contact Tel No. – solely for the purpose of the Government’s Track and Trace system


Refreshments & Toilets available in Tap Room 19

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