Hodgemoor Wood Regional & SCOL6 – new date Sunday 24th April

Level C

24th April 2022

Parking location: Perkin Elmer building, Chalfont Road, Seer Green, south of Amersham, Bucks
Nearest Postcode: HP9 2FX

2022 Hodgemoor Final Details

Sunday 10am – entries will remain open until approximately 11am.  We have a few maps remaining on all courses except Brown.

 

Storm Eunice caused the postponement from the original date. TVOC are pleased to announce that the event has been re-scheduled to Sunday 24th April.

The Chiltern Challenge, originally scheduled for this date, will now take place towards the end of this year.

We will retain the parking permit system.  Please maximise your car sharing arrangements.

This event will be SIAC enabled

Directions / Parking

IMPORANT ENTRIES AND PARKING INFORMATION:
Due to a limit of 180 parking spaces in the Perkin Elmer facility, a PERMIT SYSTEM will be in operation, based on vehicle license plate number.

Vehicles MUST have this permit to enter the site.

Permits can be obtained from Fabian4 when you enter, continuing until all 180 have been allocated.

To maximise the number of participants at this event, please car-share when you can, even just for the last couple of miles to the event. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE ABOUT THIS. See bottom of page for suggestions of where to meet a friend, leave one car and travel the last couple of miles together.

Once all the permits have been issued individuals may still enter, but will need to explain how they are travelling - perhaps coming with an existing permit holder.

Note that parking on roads near to Perkin Elmer will not be tolerated.

Terrain Description

Gently undulating and mainly runnable woodland. Some areas of complex contour detail, and a reasonable path network.

Brown and Blue courses cross a minor road. Under-16s will not be allowed to enter these courses.

The Map

1:7,500, with 5m contours. Size A4.
Map updated in 2021 to ISOM 2017-2 by Julian Birkinshaw.

Registration and Start Times

No under-16s allowed on Brown and Blue courses.

Start times will be 10.00 - 12:30

Start and Finish are adjacent to each other, approximately 700m walk on tarmac from the car park.
The Start/Finish walking route crosses a moderately busy road, so young people must be accompanied.

IMPORTANT: There will be a Safety Check punch immediately after the Finish. Every finisher must do this.

Courses close at 2.00pm.
You must report to the download tent by 2.15pm latest, even if you retire or have not finished.
Controls will be collected from 2.00pm.

Be aware that if you start around 12:30pm, you will have a maximum of about 90mins to complete your course.

Courses

Subject to final planning and controlling:

WHITE 1.4km
YELLOW 2.0km
ORANGE 3.0km
RED 4.7km
LIGHT GREEN 4.0km
SHORT GREEN 3.8km
GREEN 5.3km
BLUE 6.9km
BROWN 9.2km

How To Enter

Pre-entry only through the Fabian4 website - see link at top of page. There will be no entry on the day.

Entry Cost

Entry to the event remains open. However maps have now gone to print, some numbers are now limited.

BOF members £14, non-members and family groups £16, Juniors & Students £5

Seniors on White, Yellow and Orange courses £8.

Timing chip hire £2 (essential if you do not own one). Lost timing chips charged at £65.

Free car parking, but you must book a parking permit when you enter.

You don't have to be a member of an orienteering club to enter this event. On Fabian4, just show your club name as IND (for Independent)

Small family or other groups are welcome, but please enter only the White, Yellow or Orange courses. Enter as a senior. Change the name if you wish, for example to Jones Family.
If you want a extra map add a note in the special request box (step 3 of Fabian4 entry process) to say you are entering as a pair, and we will arrange a second map at no extra charge, so you can all enjoy the navigational experience.

Facilities

Portable toilets.
No drinks or food available, please bring your own.
Professional First Aid.

Further Information

Where to meet friends to car share

There is a car park in Chalfont St Giles, free all day on Sunday. Postcode HP8 4QA. It is about 1½ miles from Perkin Elmer, making it ideal to leave one car and travel the short distance to the event with a friend. It is walkable, about 30 minutes with pavement all the way – details here.

Alternatively, if approaching from the west, you might prefer to meet friends in Beaconsfield and travel together from there. You should have no trouble finding parking (no charge) on Sunday mornings along London End (postcode HP9 2JD). From there it is about 3½ miles to Perkin Elmer

Need help in entering via Fabian4?
If you are new to the sport, you may have a few queries in entering your details onto Fabian4. If so, this document may help. If you do find yourself stuck, then email Alun

Cancellation
Click here to read our policy on refunds if you or we have to cancel for any reason – for example because you are required to isolate for COVID reasons

Dogs Well-behaved dogs allowed on their leads in the car park. Please clean up after your dog.
TVOC’s policy is no dogs to accompany competitors on their runs.

Officials

Organiser: Neville Baker    email organiser      07562992292
Planner: Julian Birkinshaw
Controller: David Frampton (HH)