W Series No.9 Hatfield PeverelWed 21 Feb

SOS/HAVOC Winter Mid-Week Series 2023-24

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: Wed 20 December, 2023


The event will form part of HAVOC/SOS Mid-Week Winter 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 10 event series will count.
'Anytime' catch-up for some events available for 2 weeks after the event, subject to an Anytime time penalty on MapRun.
Bonus points for running on the night compared to Anytime.
You are welcome to run together as a group, but in order to be fair we ask that you keep together, as when running as a group the least advantageous handicap is applied.
100 points will be allocated to the course organiser/planner for each event planned.

League rules and points calculation available here

Location Info

Near: Hatfield Peverel
Lat,Lng: 51.77526,0.59196
Postcode: CM3 2DW

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

The Blue Strawberry Bistro, The Street, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2DW

Event control will be in the conservatory at the rear of the building.

Free parking is available in the shops' car park (please take and display the FREE ticket in your car) 100 yards East of the Blue Strawberry on the opposite side of the road, or in the Swan pub car park or in the small attached car park if you are purchasing food.

Map / Terrain

Open Orienteering Map at 1:5000 scale printed on plain paper in a plastic wallet.

Course Information

Short course 3.4k (12 controls)

Long Course 6.8k
A two-part course, collect part 2 from event control after finishing part 1.
Part 1: 3.4k (12 controls) and Part 2: 3.4k (12 controls).

All measured as direct distances between controls.
Controls are various pieces of street furniture which you are to visit in order.

The event will be run using Maprun. Information about Maprun is available at Virtual Orienteering Courses - Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society

Please download the Maprun software in advance. You will be given an access code at the event. Advice to runners – the printed map you receive more accurately defines the position of the controls.

The courses can still be completed conventionally, but you will need to record the lower number on the hydrant signs (actual and homemade) the postcode of postboxes, lamp and telephone post numbers and a house number. If you wish to do it this way, please bring a pencil or pen.

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

Entry Details

Enter this event on line at www.racesignup.co.uk

£5 Seniors, £2 under 21 or students, £1 discount for orienteering club members

Entries close at 12:00 noon on Tuesday 20th February.

For late entries email series coordinator.

Registration and Start times

Start times will be between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Competitors must report to the finish by 9pm.


Public toilets available in the Blue Strawberry.

Newcomers are welcome. Help and guidance will be available.

Why not stay behind and join us for a drink in the Blue Strawberry, which serves food and is open until 23:00

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner – Dave Game Email: game.david@yahoo.co.uk

Series Coordinator – Chris Childs Email: christopher.childs@tiscali.co.uk Mob: 07847 501560

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 or hand torch are compulsory.

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. High visibility clothing is strongly recommended.

There may be dog walkers, cyclists or residents on pavements and footpaths – be aware and give them priority.

It is a condition of entry that participants agree to follow the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct


The last event in the series:

Event 10 Wed Mar 6 HAVOC Colin Jackson TBC