Winter Series No.2 Noak BridgeWed 1 Nov

HAVOC-SOS Mid-week Street O Winter 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 & Parkland



Organiser’s Report

Thank you all for running in the Noak Bridge event on Wednesday.

There were some interesting route choices to be had amongst the intricate curving streets and pathways. A few of those paths were missing from the basemap, so apologies if that made your route choices a bit vague. One of the footpaths that was mapped on the long up by the church seemed a little different on the ground in the dark, so hopefully you didn’t lose too much time up there if you went that way.

We managed to get round in the gap between storms, and got the best of the weather, even if some of the off road paths were a bit slippery.

Thanks to Chris Prince for planning the courses and organising on the night. The results are shown on the website. These are taken from MapRun only, and I am aware there are a couple of results missing from the Long, so I will update those as soon as possible. If you have any other queries on the results, or something doesn’t look quite right then let me know and I will get them corrected.

David Game was quickest on the short, just 40 seconds ahead of Colin Jackson. That was repeated in the handicap scores, David taking 100 points for the win. With two wins from two races, David leads the way in the overall standings, with Melanie Sirett in second.

On the long course, Seb Parris won the event by a good margin, eight minutes ahead of Garry Chandler in second. The Witham results on the long were recalculated following the Anytime catchup period, where several runners took advantage of clearer weather and light conditions to post good times. This had the effect of a new winning time, so all scores from the night were adjusted accordingly. The winner on the night still got the highest score once the on the night bonus is factored in. Updated results can be found on the series webpage. So, we now have Lyn West leading from Colin West, after they bagged their 100 points for hosting event 1, followed by Garry Chandler with the third best score after two runs.

Details of the event scoring are here.

The series webpage is here.

The next event is hosted by SOS, at Moulsham on Wednesday 15th November. Details are on the SOS website here.

Details of the scoring can be found at this link.

The courses will be loaded into MapRun for an Anytime run over the next couple of days. These runs will count for the league table for the next two weeks, and then be available for the MapRun bonus for the league, which this season is a full 100 points, and is available on any Essex MapRun run during the series.

Any questions you have about the event or your entry please contact the event organiser:

Last updated: Fri 24 November, 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.

Location Info

Near: Basildon
Lat,Lng: 51.58848,0.43864
Postcode: SS15 4BS

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Directions / Parking

The Noak Bridge, 45 Wash Rd, Laindon, Basildon SS15 4BS

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