Summer Series No.4 WithamWed 31 May

SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2023

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



Organiser/Planner’s Report

Another successful event. Much of the courses used new estates that we have not used before. A number of people struggled with finding their way out of the car park although we thought it was fairly obvious which way to go! We also made some use of the park along the Brain River to provide a leafy aspect to the courses. I hope you enjoyed them. Congratulations to Melanie who took the honours on Short and the handicap points and to Sebastian Parris fastest on Long but pipped by Roy Read for the points. The pub made us very welcome and definitely worth a return visit.

Thank you all for coming.

See you next time.

Colin & Lyn West

Last updated: Fri 09 June, 2023


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.
You are welcome to run together as a group, but in order to be fair we ask that you keep together.
When running as a group the least advantageous handicap is applied.
100 points will be added for running one declared Essex Maprun during the series.
100 points will be allocated to the course organiser/planner for each event planned.
Best 6 results from the series will count. Full results will be emailed and published on the SOS and HAVOC websites.

Location Info

Near: Witham
Lat,Lng: 51.78697,0.62292
Postcode: CM8 1FQ
What3Words: ///sleep.skinny.ending

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Directions / Parking

Parking in pub car park

Leave A12 at Witham South and follow B1389 towards Witham. At first roundabout turn right into Gershwin Boulevard. At next roundabout, turn left into Drury Road and fork left towards Aldi. Entrance to pub car park is on left.

Map / Terrain

Open Orienteering Map 1:10000 printed on waterproof paper

Controls are all fire hydrants. You will need to record the lower number.
Please bring a pencil or pen
The course is on roads, pavements, footpaths and parkland.

Course Information

Long Course 6k, 13 controls Short 3.5, 8 controls measured as direct distances between controls.

Entry Details

Enter via
£4 Seniors, £2 under 21 or students
Any late entries after that date contact organiser/planner to check availability of maps’

Registration and Start times

Start at times between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Competitors must report to the finish by 8.45pm.


Toilets available in the pub

Newcomers welcome. Help and guidance will be available.

Why not stay behind and join us for a drink in the pub.

Food is served until 9pm

Dog restrictions

Well behaved dogs allowed on lead

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner – Lyn & Colin West
Series Coordinators:
SOS – Chris Childs Email: Tel: 01206 574748 Mob 07847 501560
HAVOC – David Float Email: Tel: 07801 216634

Nearest A&E Hospital

Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford CM1 7ET
NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Participation is at your own risk. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions.
As with any street orienteering participants will be required to cross roads and you are asked to take due care and attention at all times. Courses cross B1389. Traffic can move fast. Use marked crossing points.
High visibility clothing is strongly recommended.
There may be dog walkers, cyclists or residents on pavements and footpaths – be aware and give them priority.


Future Events:
Event 5 June 14 HAVOC Leigh-on-Sea
Event 6 June 28 SOS Stanway
Event 7 July 12 HAVOC Chafford Hundred
Event 8 July 26 SOS Galleywood