About Us

The orienteering club for Epping Forest with members across North & East London (Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest), East Hertfordshire and West Essex. The clubs membership is open to all ages and abilities. We host events in locations such as Hainault, Becton, Wanstead, Epping Forest, Lea Valley, Broxbourne, Harlow and Sawbridgeworth. These events offer a variety of courses suitable for kids, families, adult beginners and experienced orienteers.

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There are lots of orienteering races easily accessible that organised by neighbouring clubs. Keep an eye out for our members in our club kit and say hello!

Jun
1
Wed
2016
6:30 pm Epping Forest North – Combined C...
Epping Forest North – Combined C...
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcome: to WAOC, CUOC and HAVOC to this training evening. Directions: From M25 Junction 26 take A121, signed Loughton, to Wake Arms roundabout. At roundabout take first exit B1393, signed Epping, for 600 metres. From[...]
Jun
11
Sat
2016
10:00 am British Sprint Orienteering Cham...
British Sprint Orienteering Cham...
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
British Sprint Orienteering Championships 2016 @ Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park | London | England | United Kingdom
The British Orienteering Sprint Championships 2016 are being held on Saturday 11th June at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, East London. The race will be part of the UK Orienteering League. On the following day,[...]
Jun
22
Wed
2016
6:30 pm Gooseberry Fool 2016 – Pishiobur...
Gooseberry Fool 2016 – Pishiobur...
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A CHIG Summer tradition! Venue:          Pribul’s, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AX (five minutes walk from Sawbridgeworth station) Car Park:       Barclays Bank carpark is closed at night now, so park in Knight Street or The Forebury, Sawbridgeworth Maps:            Pishiobury[...]

Training Calendar

Jun
1
Wed
2016
6:30 pm Epping Forest North – Combined C...
Epping Forest North – Combined C...
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcome: to WAOC, CUOC and HAVOC to this training evening. Directions: From M25 Junction 26 take A121, signed Loughton, to Wake Arms roundabout. At roundabout take first exit B1393, signed Epping, for 600 metres. From[...]
1966 - 2016

2016 is our Golden Jubilee. We hope to see you at one of our celebratory events!

Activity Feed

01 March 2016

A busy weekend for club members! After Saturday’s club training at High Beach, 6 CHIGs were in action at Saxon’s event at Ightham (results here) while 5 CHIGs competed at the Midland Championships at Sherwood Forest (results here).

24 February 2016

At the HH SE League event & SE Long Championships at Ashridge North, Mike Brett came 3rd (M50L) while Kate Brett was 2nd (W45L), both taking home two South-East medals.  Robin Campbell, Ros West and Jennifer Taylor also won silver on M75L, W65L and W70L respectively. Full results for all 9 competing CHIGs can be found here.

08 February 2016

Nine CHIGs at Netley Heath Regional event in Sunday.  Results here.

24 January 2016

13 CHIGs in action at Hornchurch Country Park on Sunday 24 Jan. Thanks to all our friends at HAVOC for putting on the event. Results here.

21 January 2016

Well done to Tim Pribul and Lachlan Haigh won their respective courses at CHIGs ‘Michael Brandon’ MITRE event at Epping North on Sunday 17 January. Full results here.

15 January 2016

Adam Dent,  Alan Brett &  Tom Elgood ran at Tuesday’s Putney-Street-O.  Results here.

11 January 2016

Chris Marshall ran at the SOS event at Hilly Fields on 10 January.  Results here.

11 January 2016

Ten CHIGs ran at Blackheart on Sunday in the South East League. Results here.

04 January 2016

Tom Edelsten, Robin and Ruby Campbell and Chris Marshall ran at the TVOC Urban event at RAF Halton on 3 January. Results here.

04 January 2016

Tim Dedman ran at the Wimpole NT Challenge on Sunday 3 January. Results here.

30 December 2015

A total of 11 CHIGs ran at the SN Trophy Event at Ash Ranges on 20 December. Results here. Well done to Tim Pribul (green, 2nd), Lachlan Haigh (Light Green, 4th) and Ruby Campbell (VS Green, 4th).

27 December 2015

Boxing Day saw 11 CHIGs run at the Boxing Day Score at Trent Park. Results are here. More seasonal fun on New Years Day at Sudbury Meadows (SOS) – details here.

16 December 2015

Tom Edelsten ran at the MV event at Sheepleas and Effingham woods on Sunday 13 December. Results here.

10 December 2015

Adam Dent and Irene Petersen took part in SLOW’s December Street-o event at Belgrave on 8 December. Results here.

06 December 2015

8 CHIGs in action at Rowney Warren this weekend including a 2nd place finish in Brown for Club Captain Harold Wyber. Results here.

02 December 2015

CHIGs in the forest this weekend at Chalkney Wood (SOS) were Tony Maycraft, Alan Brett, Chris Marshall and Thomas Elgood. Results here. At Broadstone Warren (SO) were Tom Edelsten, Jakob Petersen, Irene Petersen, Robin Campbell and Ruby Campbell. Results here. This followed a well attended club training at Chigwell School on Saturday led by Tim Dedman and focused on compass work followed by a mini sprint event.

28 November 2015

Club training this morning at Chigwell School. See you there at 11am!

11 November 2015

Thanks to Elaine Battson and all at LOK for a great event around the West End streets on Tuesday night. CHIGs racing around the streets were Alan Brett (350), John Duffield (327) and Adam Dent (236). Results here.

01 November 2015

Results from today’s November Classic are online. Four CHIGs made the journey to the event in the New Forest hosted by Southampton OC. John Duffield & Tim Pribul (Short Blue), Tom Edelsten (Green, 2nd M70), Sally Pribul (Very Short Green).

24 October 2015

Thanks to Tim Dedman for leading a super coaching session in Epping Forest today on fine navigation. #orienteering

22 October 2015

Our next club training is at Epping Forest, Nursery Road Loughton on Saturday (24 Oct) at 11am. Details here or in the email sent to club members this week! #orienteering

19 October 2015

Results and photos from Sunday’s SWELL event at Claybury Park are now available.

04 October 2015

The club’s annual dinner will be held in Loughton on the evening of Friday 27th November 2015. Email Sally to indicate interest.

03 October 2015

Congrats to our 2015 Club Champions: Tony Maycraft (Mens Open), Kate Brett (Womens Open), Ian Andrews (Mens Vets), Heather Andrews (Womens Vets), Owen Haigh (Intermediate Boys), Lachlan Haigh (Junior Boys), Tom Edelsten (Handicap).

29 September 2015

Results from Sunday’s SWELL event at Thorndon Park South are on HAVOC’s website here.

26 September 2015

Results from today’s Come and Try Orienteering event at Roding Valley Recreation Ground are now available here.

26 September 2015

Don’t forget, Sunday 27 September sees the2015 CHIG Club Championships being run at the HAVOC event at Thorndon Park South. Details here

26 September 2015

Thanks to Tony Maycraft for planning this mornings Come and Try Orienteering event at Roding Valley Recreation Grounds in Loughton. Thanks also to Loughton Athletics Club for allowing us to use their clubhouse!

16 February 2014

Working through the results, and will have a full upload shortly.

16 February 2014

Congrats to SUFFOC and SOS who qualify for the Trophy Final

16 February 2014

Cup results – congrats to HH

HH 2429

SLOW 2405

WAOC 2301

NOR 1362

16 February 2014

Update from the Cup

HH 2430

SLOW 2396

WAOC 2299

NOR 1368

16 February 2014

Latest standings in the Trophy

Latest trophy points

SUFFOC 1254

SOS 1249

SMOC 1247

HAVOC 1209

SAX 1034

MV 936

DFOK  892

CHIG 555

LOK 472

16 February 2014

Latest standings (Cup)

HH 2441

WAOC 2311

SLOW 2003

NOR 1222

16 February 2014

Who’s winning?

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16 February 2014

In the Cup …

HH 2441

SLOW 1449

In the Trophy

SUFFOC 982

SOS 1036

SAX 964

16 February 2014

165 finishers have now downloaded …

16 February 2014

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Peering at the results

16 February 2014

Some leading course times for you

Brown – Mark Ford CHIG 75:18

Short Brown Colin Dutkiewicz 66:58

Blue Women Charlotte Turner SLOW 64:54

Blue Cup Men – Mark Adams HH 54:05

Blue Trophy Men – Andrew Walsh HAVOC 68:40

Green Women – Helen Errington HH 53:21

Green Men – Charlie Turner SLOW 46:01

Short Green – Keith Marsden HH 47:06

Orange – Matthew Clarke SUFFOC 27:14

16 February 2014

61 finishers so far, and SUFFOC lead SAX by 1 point in the Trophy; HH lead SLOW in the Cup, but it’s early days yet!

16 February 2014

22 finishers now, SAX leading the Trophy by one point from DFOK, while SLOW and HH are level pegging on the Cup.

16 February 2014

Four competitors downloaded now in the Cup competition, none yet from Trophy clubs. On the non-competition courses Jonathan Ambler (WAOC) is setting the lead time on Yellow with 28:19.

16 February 2014

Still awaiting our first downloads …

16 February 2014

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Helen at the cake stall is ready with a delicious  selection of cakes. Proceeds to the Epilepsy Society.

16 February 2014

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We are all set up and ready to accept downloads. Lots of club tents set up. Welcome to Broxbourne!

16 February 2014

Good morning, its Compass Sport Cup & Trophy qualifier day. Take care on your journey, and we shall see you all in a few hours.

02 October 2013

Splitsbrowser now working.

01 October 2013

Sting course results are now also available on the Results post (link above).

30 September 2013

WE have some lost property – a compass and a fleece. If they are yours, please email the organiser dw.lund@ntlworld.com

30 September 2013

A correction will be required to the Black course results – to be updated later today (wrong split timed out for the second road crossing).

29 September 2013

Routegadget now available.

29 September 2013

BOF Ranking Points now updated. There were not enough runners on Black for ranking points to be allocated. If you are a BOF member and did not include your BOF number on your entry form, email the details to chair@chig.org.uk

29 September 2013

Winsplits Online now available.

29 September 2013

The results, with timed crossings excluded, are now available via the link at the top of this page.

29 September 2013

Back home after a combination of my own run, safety checks for missing runners and packing up. Results processing about to start.

29 September 2013

The planner and the controllers getting some feedback …
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29 September 2013

We have our first two finishers, both on White. Henry Taylor (SAX) has finished on 16:38, ahead of Matthew Taylor (SAX) on 20:41.

29 September 2013

The download team are all set up and ready for you all. See you after your run!

29 September 2013

If all the technology works when we get to Assembly shortly, then we hope to have updates on the #orienteering action and photos.

29 September 2013

Good morning and welcome to our race coverage of the 2013 Mitre at Epping East. If you are tweeting about todays race please use #Mitre2013

10 November 2012

And here is Winsplits.

10 November 2012

Back home, results on the way. Here’s Splitsbrowser to start you off.

Mick Smith (HH) has been reinstated on Blue due to a misplaced control.

10 November 2012

Just 4 runners left out, and I’m back from my own run … Jonathan Albon (CHIG) is leading Blue, Graeme Ambler (INT) has won Green, Ashley May (IND) has won Light Green, Barbara Wiltshire (HH) on Orange, Jemima Stephen (WAOC) has won Yellow and Jemima Borrill (WAOC) has won White.

10 November 2012

Graeme Ambler (Interlopers) has finished Green in 25:05.

10 November 2012

We have had out first finisher, a visitor from Interlopers.

10 November 2012

First runners are off and Alison and Alan are ready in download.

23 September 2012

Leave your feedback and ratings for today’s Southern Championships #orienteering at http://chig.org.uk/southern-championships-2012-feedback-survey #sc2012

23 September 2012

Various lost property from today’s Southern Championships can be claimed email entries@chig.org.uk #sc2012

23 September 2012

Results here for now. RouteGadget later in the evening.

23 September 2012

Results upload in progress
Winsplits | Splitsbrowser:

23 September 2012

Southern Champions:
W65L Carol Pearce, DEVON, 61:38
W70L Vikki Crawford, WIM, 96:32
W80L Anne Power, LOK, 63:43

23 September 2012

Southern Champions:
M65L Jim Prowting, TVOC, 63:47
M70L Roger Maher, SO, 60:01
M75L Tony Noott, BOK, 68:27
M80L Roger Baker, TVOC, 89:24

23 September 2012

Southern Champions:
W50L Alice Bedwell, BOK, 60:46
W55L Jackie Hallett, BOK, 57:11
W60L Sue Hands, WIM, 69:15

23 September 2012

Southern Champions:
M50L Kevin Harding, HH, 77:41
M55L Colin Dickson, BAOC, 63:22
M60L Andrew Parkinson, SO, 74:13

23 September 2012

Southern Champions:
W35L Helen Marsden, HH, 72:00
W40L Sheralee Bailey, DFOK, 83:50
W45L Woo Allen, BAOC, 63:09

23 September 2012

Southern Champions:
M35L Geoff Ellis, RAFO, 86:17
M40L Laurence Townley, SN, 94:42
M45L Julian Birkinshaw, TVOC, 67:06

23 September 2012

Southern Champions:
W18E Katherine Bett, SN, 87:02
W20E Laura Parkes, HH, 106:00
W21E Anne Edwards, TVOC, 82:31

23 September 2012

Southern Champions:
M18E Adam Potter, BOK, 85:02
M20E Jamie Parkinson, OUOC, 97:04
M21E Jevgenijs Petrovs, SLOW, 104:18

23 September 2012

Jennifer Taylor, organiser of the event, is very pleased with everything (apart from the weather…). She is particularly pleased with all the volunteers that have taken the time to make this event a success.

23 September 2012

PRIZE GIVING IN ENQUIRIES TENT IN 5 MINUTES.

23 September 2012

Southern Champions:
W12A Bethany Kippin, TVOC, 29:56
W14A Fiona Bunn, TVOC, 36:47
W16A Katie Blackford, BADO, 57:19

23 September 2012

Southern Champions results:
M10A Joe Hudd, BOK, 18:38
M12A Zac Hudd, BOK, 26:39
M14A Samuel Fielding, HH, 50:16
M16A Nicholas Jarvis, SO, 57:59

23 September 2012

The rain is absolutely lashing down here at Debden House event centre, but we are getting ready for the prize giving ceremony

23 September 2012

Jonathan Albon currently coming 3rd (Southern eligible) in M21E!

Jon Albon

23 September 2012

Elite course updates Southern Champs eligible only:
M18E Adam Potter, BOK, 85:02
M20E Jamie Parkinson, OUOC, 97:04
M21E Jevgenijs Petrovs, SLOW, 104:18

W18E Katherine Bett, SN, 87:02
W20E Laura Parkes, HH, 106:00
W21E Anne Edwards, TVOC, 82:31

23 September 2012

Jamie Parkinson, OUOC, currently 2nd on M20S

Jamie Parkinson

23 September 2012

New Leaders:

M16A Michael Adams, SYO, 57:00

W21E Helen Gardner, SLOW, 84:34

W21S Rose Hodkinson, NOC, 49:32

23 September 2012

Current leaders:

M16A Nicholas Jarvis 57:59

W16A Aimee Morse 56:18

M18E Matthew Elkington 84:03

W18E Sanni Kymalainen 64:22

23 September 2012

Joselyn from CHIG finishing in W14.

Joselyn Brett

23 September 2012

Mark Ford, CHIG finishing a few minutes ago.

Mark Ford

23 September 2012

Current fastest leaders:

M50L Mats Carlsvaard 75:14

M55L Gavin Clegg 66:08

W50L Susan Crickmore 89:57

W55L Janet Rosen 59:08

23 September 2012

Current fastest leaders:

M40L Simon Kippin 107:03

W40L Heather Hartman 70:17

M45L Julian Birtkinshaw 64:06

W45L Rachel Pocock 66:18

23 September 2012

Current fastest leaders:

M21E Sebastian Bergmann 92:44

W21E Sophie Kirk 87:26

23 September 2012

The extra mountain bike paths which are not on the map confounded Henriette at times

23 September 2012

Andrew fixing up a data issue at download

Download Andrew

23 September 2012

MichaelMichael Muggeridge HAVOC Muggeridge (HAVOC) at the finish

23 September 2012

Over 150 finishers in, Henriette Klovstad (CHIG) has just set the target time on W21E of 105:05.

23 September 2012

Proof of the rain, as orienteers check their start times.

Start times

23 September 2012

Our race bib entry volunteer Paul Warwick-Munday is protected from the elements.

Paul Race Bib collection

23 September 2012

Roding Valley High School PTA are here fundraising with a cake stand (delicious!).

Roding Valley High School

23 September 2012

Alex Fielding (HH) finished on M10 in a very good 23:30.

Alex Fielding

23 September 2012

47 finishers, 12 of whom have mispunched. Some of the juniors have been struggling today.

23 September 2012

Rain has started 🙁 The shelter of the forest will be appreciated by runners!

23 September 2012

Vlad Lutsenko (CHIG) andSam Hague (WAOC) finished

Sprint for finish

23 September 2012

Oliver Brett from CHIG at the finish

Oliver Brett

23 September 2012

Alexandra Cranshaw (EPOC), Sam’s brother is the first female finisher.

23 September 2012

I’ve just spoken to some excited looking Norwegians, they are looking forward to see what Epping forest has to offer.

23 September 2012

Our first finisher is Sam Crawshaw (m10).

23 September 2012

Looks like the weather is holding out so far, overcast and cool,  perfect conditions for a fast run.

23 September 2012

Ever competitor will get a free Yum Yum Bros bar after downloading, don’t forget to collect yours!

Yum Yum Bros

23 September 2012

Henriette is getting ready for her run and she will be joining us on the blog later. For now it’s Alan and Jonathan updating you, in between setting up tables, laptops, phones etc

23 September 2012

Everybody is almost ready to go this morning!

23 September 2012

Final details for today’s orienteering event are at chig.org.uk/sc2012/

23 September 2012

Good morning! It’s Southern Championships day and the event centre at Debden House awaits you all. Check out the photos of yesterdays setup. Best of luck to everyone orienteering today!

01 April 2012

Time to analyse your run, with splits, splitsbrowser and routegadget all now available for today’s Hainault event.

01 April 2012

It’s been a lovely day for orienteering. Thanks to all our helpers and well done to everyone out on courses today! Preliminary results are now available.

01 April 2012

Didn’t have your BOF number to hand today? Email it to entries@chig.org.uk to ensure you get your BOF ranking points for today’s event.

01 April 2012

With four runners outstanding, we have posted the latest results details. Apologies for the lack of updates!

01 April 2012

Our first starts are away this morning …

01 April 2012

The weather is lovely, the courses are out and the start is ready to go!

20 November 2011

The event feedback form is now posted – as always we appreciate any post-event feedback from competitors to help us learn for the next time! Photos from our club photographer shall be posted here in the next day or so, but that’s it for our live blog – until the Southern Champs 2012!

20 November 2011

Results now posted at http://chig.org.uk/michael-brandon-mitre-2011-epping-north-results/

20 November 2011

Just RouteGadget left to go before the results go live…

20 November 2011

As a point of clarification, a couple of runners have failed to punch the controls on both sides of the road crossing (ie 133 and 132) in both directions. These competitors will be marked as mis-punched as they have failed to ensure that they have visited all controls (despite them being a voided leg).

20 November 2011

All runners now accounted for so it’s packing up time and home to collate the results.

20 November 2011

On Short Green Jenny Collyer (SOS) leads on46:07 with Bridget Cooper (SO) on 46:28.

20 November 2011

Green: Hedley Calderbank is currently leading on 40:02 ahead of Evan Barlow (SLOW) 42:44.

20 November 2011

Short Blue: fastest so far is Alan Hickling (SAX) on 44:26 with Ronan Cleary (LOK) second on 51:04.

20 November 2011

Brown: mark Salmon (CUOC) leads on 1:03:06 ahead of Chris Young (HH) 1:05:50 in second.
Blue: Angus Dudley (IND) leads on 41:16 with Frank Edge (SN) on 45:15 in second

20 November 2011

Black: Geoff Ellis leads on 1:02:27, with Duncan Coombs second on 1:04:29

20 November 2011

Back from my run … Race updates shortly!

20 November 2011

A most unfortunate Robin Barris (HH) on Short Green had his dibber snap out on the course and as such will have no official time. His unofficial time from his own watch at 54:54.

20 November 2011

First two downloads on Green, Hedley Calderbank (HH) fastest of the two in 40:02.

20 November 2011

First runner downloaded – CHIG’s Tony Maycraft on Blue (nc) in 56:50.R

20 November 2011

The Hampton’s have a tasty selection of cakes along with drinks and fruit, just outside the school.

20 November 2011

A number of completed entry on the day forms are absent their BOF numbers. This might mean you miss out on BOF ranking points. To get your BOF number included email entries@chig.org.uk

20 November 2011

Control descriptions are at the start – note this is a change from the final details.

20 November 2011

The download team are all set and there’s a queue for the first buses!

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