Western Arms Silver EndTue 18 Oct

SOS/HAVOC Mid-Week Winter Series 2022/23

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/Organiser’s Report

A fine evening at the Western Arms to open the Street O series, a good number turned up including several beginners keen to try themselves out with a map instead of a narrative. A rather small area (less than a square mile) thickly populated with fire hydrants (44 at my last count) so maybe scope for another 2 lapper? Chris Prince and Lynn Higgs on the long course and Roy Read and Melanie Sirett on the short course were the quickest on the night by some margin. The sneaky checkpoint 5 on the short (16 on the long) caught a few out, and Richard must be kicking himself that he decided to take his own card instead of sharing with Virginia! See you all in a fortnight in Wickford.

Last updated: Thu 20 October, 2022


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 minute penalty. Best 6 results from the series will count.

Location Info

Near: Silver End near Witham
Lat,Lng: 51.84309,0.63066
Postcode: CM8 3SE
What3Words: ///unrated.broached.safest

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Directions / Parking

2.5 miles north of Rivenhall junction on A12

Park in pub car park or nearby streets

Please park responsibly with due consideration for residents

Map / Terrain

OOMap 1:7,500
Long Course 6.4k, two maps
Short Course 3.1k

These are direct distances between controls.

Course Information

Controls are fire hydrant signs. You will be asked to record the lower number on the hydrant sign.
Please bring a pen or pencil to mark the control card and map bag if it is wet.
The course is on roads, pavements & paths.

Entry Details

Pre-entry on line via Racesignup.co.uk
Event No. 1 Western Arms Silver End. Late entries may be permitted subject to map availability - contact organiser
£4 Seniors, £2 under 21 or students or £30 via the 'Golden Ticket' to enter all 10 events.

Entries close mid-day 16th October

Registration and Start times

Starts between 6:30pm and 7:30pm
Finish by 8:45pm


The Western Arms provides a good selection of food and drink
Please email organiser if you intend to stay for a meal and pre-order your meal before running.
This is to allow the pub to cater accordingly.

Contacts / Officials

David Game - Course Planner/Organiser game.david@yahoo.co.uk
Chris Childs - Series Coordinator

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. As with any urban orienteering this requires participants to cross roads and you are asked to take due care and attention at all times. High visibility clothing is strongly recommended. You will need a torch or head torch. There may be dog walkers, cyclists or residents on pavements and footpaths – be aware and give them priority. In consideration for others please do not attend if you show symptoms of covid 19.


Other events in the series:
2. Wed Nov 2 HAVOC Wickford South David Float

3. Wed Nov 16 SOS Rayleigh Jackie Sibthorp

4. Tues Nov 29 HAVOC Basildon Chris Prince

5. Wed Dec 14 SOS Bocking Colin & Lyn West

Christmas Break

6. Wed Jan 04 HAVOC Brentwood Graham Batty

7. Wed Jan 18 SOS Colchester Chris Panton

8. Wed Feb 01 HAVOC Brentwood Paul Beckett

9. Tues Feb 14 SOS Springfield Kevin Machin

10. Wed Mar 01 HAVOC Shenfield David/Colin/Dale