Winter Series No.9 SpringfieldWed 15 Feb

SOS/HAVOC Winter Mid-Week Series 2022/2023

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

Last updated: Fri 27 January, 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. Best 6 results from the series will count. 50 bonus points added for undertaking any one of the Essex MapRuns during the series - just confirm run to Coordinator. Full results will be emailed and published on the SOS and HAVOC websites.

Location Info

Near: Chelmsford
Lat,Lng: 51.75230,0.50950
Postcode: CM1 6TL

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

Map / Terrain

Open Orienteering style map printed on waterproof paper

Course Information

Long Course 6.3km Short Course 3.5km (course lengths subject to final confirmation). These are direct distances between controls. Your route will be longer.

Controls are all fire hydrants. You will need to record the lower number.
Please bring a pencil or pen and a map bag if it is wet.

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

Entry Details

Pre-entry via
£4 Seniors, £2 under 21 or students.

Entries close 23:59 12/02/2023

Registration and Start times

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

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organisers Kevin Machin
Series Coordinator Chris Childs

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 torch or hand torch is mandatory.

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

The event will be run strictly in accordance with published BOF and Government guidance. It is a condition of entry that participants agree to follow the BOF COVID19 Participant Code of Conduct.