“You must try this!!” – Tessa Hill, 2011 British, JK and Night-O Champion
Special Warm-up event for the London City Race and Southern Championships.
HIGH BEACH IG10 4AF TQ412982
EPPING FOREST WOODLAND WITH A HOST OF SMALL FEATURES
Directions: From M25 Junction 26 take the A121 up the hill to the (Wake Arms) roundabout, then right onto the A104 to the next (Robin Hood) roundabout. Follow O-signs to the Epping Forest Centre by The Kings Oak public house.
Public Transport: Nearest tube station is Loughton (2.2 miles).
Registration: 3.45 pm to 6.15 pm
Starts: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Courses close: 7 pm
Dogs welcome if under control.
Course: A single “Mini-O” 2.3km course with 24 controls, using a 1:2500/2.5m map and numbered mini-kites. You are welcome to treat this as a score event or just visit a few controls, but the real challenge is a fast and furious control-picking race. No SI dibber needed: to enhance the mental stimulus a cunning “punching” system will be used to check you have visited the controls in the correct order. This will be explained at the Start.
Terrain: Over the centuries parts of Epping Forest have been – often illegally – dug for clay and gravel, leaving multitudes of small holes, knolls, marshes, ditches, banks, etc., mostly too small to show on an ordinary O-map. One such area has been mapped at 1:2500/2.5m showing nearly all land features over about 0.5m high/deep, as well as vegetation, which is largely runnable.
Fees: £4.00 Seniors and £2.00 Juniors/ Students. EOD only.
Organiser John Duffield firstname.lastname@example.org
Planner Tom Edelsten
Downloads: Flyer (PDF)