This event is part of the South West Essex Local League and CHIG’s Schools League and is predominantly aimed at regular orienteers, both adult and junior. However beginners are welcome, and some of our coaches intend to attend and will be happy to help beginners. Of the available “colour-coded” courses, we would recommend a White or Yellow course for junior beginners (depending on age) and Yellow or Orange for most adult beginners. Courses Green and Blue are the most technical courses and are not usually suitable for beginners.
Update: 12:30 Saturday – Event goes ahead as planned – see you tomorrow!
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SWELL & Schools League Level D event
Sun 12 Feb 2012
Previously used for a FROLICS event in June 2009, this moderate sized public park features a stretch of rough open land interwoven by paths and bounded to the south west and north by largely runnable oak woodland.
Claybury Park 2008, revised 2009. (Tom Edelsten)
Local Event [BOF Level D]
SWELL – South-West Essex Local League [#6 of 8]
Schools League [#2 of 4]
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Results will be available in the early evening on the day of the event at www.chig.org.uk. Include your email address on the entry form if you would like to be notified on their publication.
Grid Reference: TQ421917
Postcode: IG8 8AA
Car – From the A406 junction with the M11 at Redbridge, follow the A406 west. Take the A104 exit towards Woodford/Walthamstow and at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A406 ramp. At the next junction, exit onto the A1400 (Southend Rd) and, at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A113 (Chigwell Road). Continue ahead and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields after passing under the M11.
Parking is at Ashton Playing Fields at TQ421917, on Chigwell Road. A charge of £1.00 per vehicle will apply.
Take the Central line to Woodford, exit on the east side, and walk along Snakes Lane East to the T-junction with Chigwell Road. Turn left and, after walking under the M11 bridge, turn left into Ashton Playing Fields.
Please check for train running information before you travel in case of engineering works.
Event Entry & Registration
Registration will be situated at Ashton Playing Fields and signposted from the car park.
Entry on the day. Simply complete a registration form on the day and pay your entry fee. The registration desk will be clearly entified from the car parking area. The entry form may be downloaded here if you would like to fill this in at home before you travel: PDF Version and Word Version.
To help us determine how many maps to print, it would be great if you could register as either Attending or Maybe Attending on the event Facebook page
Groups Are Welcome. Please phone with numbers in advance to ensure sufficient maps available.
Adults: British Orienteering members £5.00
Adults: Non-British Orienteering members £7.00
Registration: 0930 – 1130
Starts: 1000 – 1200
Courses close: 1330
Showers, toilets, changing rooms, and refreshments will be available at the event centre at Ashton Playing Fields, approximately 1,200m from the start. Squash and a clothing dump will be available at the Start / Finish.
Equipment and Electronic Timing
A compass is useful, but not essential on beginners courses.
Electronic Punching (EPS SportIdent) (“dibbers”) will be used at the event. These can be hired – seniors £1.00, juniors free. Charge for lost dibbers £28.00.
Full leg cover is strongly recommended.
Please be considerate of other forest users including cyclists, horse riders and members of the general public. The whole area is popular with dog walkers.You must report to “download” at the registration point even if you do not finish the course.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, please check the CHIG website for any announcements from the event organiser before travelling.
Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.
Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event but any mess must be cleared up, and they must be kept under control at all times.
Tel: 07722 150631