This is CHIG’s premier event of the season, with a full range of courses on offer including some suitable for juniors and adult novices while other courses are suitable for experienced orienteers looking to accrue national ranking points.The event is part of the South East League and SWELL. Run and orienteer in the historic Epping Forest, but to guarantee your map, enter online through Fabian4 by 12 January.
From M25: Leave the M25 at Junction 26, signed Epping (A121). After approx 1.5 miles at roundabout, take First exit B1393 signed Epping. Straight on at traffic lights, enter 30mph limit, then turn left at mini roundabout– Bury Lane, signposted B182 Epping Green. After approx 400m turn right into school entrance.
From M11: Leave at Junction 7 signed Epping B1393. Travel through Epping town and past Shell garage. Turn right at mini-roundabout into Bury Lane. Proceed as above.
Park as directed. Cost £1 per vehicle.
Parking will be at St John’s Church of England High School, Bury Lane, Epping CM16 5JB (Grid Reference: TL451 019 )
PLEASE OBEY CAR PARKING MARSHALS. Fee = £1, collected at the entrance.
Epping Underground Central Line station is approx 2km distant (25 minute walk). Cycles may be taken on the Central Line between Leyton and Epping. Head up Station Road to town and turn left along High Street. Pass Shell Garage then turn right before mini roundabout into Lower Bury Lane. School entrance is at end of this road.
This is at St John’s High School. Most facilities and services will be available there: EOD (take money!), Dibber hire (take money if not pre-paid with entry), toilets, Ultrasport, Tom’s catering wagon, download and on-the-day results.
There will be facilities to leave your keys and cash safely while you compete.
If your shoes are muddy or you have super-long spikes, please leave these at the entrance door. Please do not use the basins for washing shoes or clothing after your run.
First Aiders will be in attendance at the start/ finish area and limited first aid at the event centre.
Please use the toilets at the Event Centre before you catch the shuttle bus. There are NO toilet facilities at the start/ finish area.
Please do not relieve yourselves in the Forest it is frequently used by the general public. Any transgression of this could jeopardize our future use of Epping Forest.
Start and finish
Bus service to/ from Epping Forest. Approx 300m walk to Start and 100m to Finish from bus stop.
Allow 20 – 25 minutes from St John’s School to the start.
Epping Forest North, updated 2015 1:10,000 Mixed deciduous forest.
The British Orienteering colour courses for regional standard events are being offered:-
|Course||Entry on Day – Maps numbers available||Length||Controls||Climb||Age Class|
|Short Brown||42||7.4km||24||70m||M18L, M20L, M45L, M50L, M21S, W21L|
|Blue||24||6.8km||18||65m||M16, M55L, M60L, M35S, M40S, W35L, W40L|
|Short Blue||0||5.0km||14||45m||M65L, M18S, M20S, M45S, M50S, W18L, W20L, W45L, W50L, W21S|
|Green||10||4.2km||13||25m||M70L, M55S, M60S, W16, W55L, W60L, W35S, W40S|
|Short Green||16||3.0km||10||30m||M75L, M80, M65S, M70S, W65L, W70L, W75L, W80, W45S, W50S, W55S, W60S|
|V Short Green||9||2.5km||8||25m||W65S, W70S, W75S|
|Light Green||8||2.9km||9||25m||M14, W14|
|Long Orange||9||4.6km||16||35m||Entry on the day – Adults / runners|
|White||9||1.4km||11||15m||Entry on the day – Juniors|
String course TBC
Limited EOD Registration: 10:00 am to 11.00am
Update 16 Jan: NO SHORT BLUE MAPS remaining – hence Entry on the Day will not be available for this course.
Starts: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Courses close: 2:15 pm
EPS-SI on all courses. Dibbers will be available for hire (£1 each/Juniors free) at Registration. For those who have pre-booked a hired Dibber, please collect it (and pay for it if necessary) from Registration before catching the bus to the Start.
Should any SI units in the forest fail to function (no bleep or flashing light, or vandalized) there will be a pin-punch nearby. Please punch your map and advise download accordingly.
Preferably via: www.fabian4.co.uk, or by SEF (cheques to Chigwell & Epping Forest OC) to: Mitre 2015, 11 Rosemount, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4 HS.
Closing date for receipt of entries: Tuesday 12 January 2016.
Limited Entry on the Day
Late entries subject to availability of maps. Final details and results on www.chig.org.uk
Up to 12/1/2016 BOF Seniors £12: Non BOF Seniors £14; Juniors £4.
EOD BOF Seniors £15: Non BOF Seniors £17; Juniors £4
EOD Long Orange & white Seniors £7; Juniors £4.
Organiser: Ray Curtis Tel: 01279 418699 Email: Curtis.email@example.com
Planners: Mark Ford
Controller: Graham Louth (WAOC)
N.B. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.