Richard is an experienced planner who used all the latest computer technology to good effect and controlling was merely the careful checking job it ideally always should be. Everyone appeared to enjoy their course so the object of the exercise was fulfilled.
Jim Prowting (TVOC)
I would like to thank you all for turning up. I would like to thank Jim for his help and guidance, for being controller. Hatfield Forest is a very fast running area. I tried to keep you in the forest most of the time, so that you could navigate. Some of the forest can't be used due to the dark green and out of bounds areas, so I hope you liked the areas you did run in. The feedback was all good and it made my job as Planner worthwhile. Many thanks.
Richard Bonnett (SOS)
My grateful thanks go to everyone who helped. We are only a small club and at one point I was worried that we might not have enough helpers. In particular I would like to thank Dave Birkett and his team on Registration. It is never easy trying to anticipate the queue for entry on the day. I hope you didn't have to wait too long and you enjoyed your run. All in all things went relatively smoothly with only a couple of lessons to learn! Finally, I would like to thank the staff of The National Trust who were extremely helpful throughout the planning and the actual day and to you for entering.
Hilary Sellens (SOS)
Provisional Badge Times
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze M10A 37.08 44.33 59.24 W10A M10B 22.51 27.25 W10B 38.19 45.59 M12A 43.56 52.44 70.18 W12A 63.23 76.04 101.25 M12B 37.08 44.33 W12B 27.04 32.29 M14A 48.06 57.42 76.58 W14A 50.45 60.54 81.12 M14B 87.31 100.01 W14B M16A 98.52 117.45 157.00 W16A 72.35 87.05 116.07 M16B 75.23 90.27 W16B M18A 66.58 99.52 107.08 W18A 48.28 58.09 77.32 M18B 88.02 140.52 W18B M20L W20L 70.05 84.05 112.07 M20S 61.34 82.17 109.42 W20S M21L 87.06 104.47 139.18 W21L 79.38 94.18 127.24 M21S 62.24 74.53 99.49 W21S 49.09 58.59 78.38 M35L 80.03 96.04 128.05 W35L 71.59 86.22 115.10 M35S 59.49 71.46 95.42 W35S 52.56 63.31 84.49 M40L 74.33 89.28 119.17 W40L 69.28 83.21 111.08 M40S 55.43 66.51 89.08 W40S 60.13 72.15 96.20 M45L 85.49 102.59 137.19 W45L 61.56 74.20 99.06 M45S 52.57 63.34 84.46 W45S 50.51 61.01 81.22 M50L 74.40 89.36 119.29 W50L 46.32 55.51 74.28 M50S 46.07 55.21 73.48 W50S 39.09 46.54 62.32 M55L 61.28 73.45 98.20 W55L 50.47 60.57 81.16 M55S 45.12 54.13 72.18 W55S M60L 68.34 82.17 109.42 W60L 63.24 76.05 101.26 M60S W60S M65L 52.56 63.32 84.42 W65L 66.13 79.27 105.56 M65S W65S 43.47 52.32 70.02 M70L 73.32 88.15 117.40 W70L 100.47 120.57 161.16 M70S 61.47 74.08 98.50 W70S M75L 113.10 135.48 181.04 W75L M75S 78.31 93.45 125.02 W75S
Dylan Campbell M4 WAOC 18.00 Calum Machin M7 SOS 7.0 Emily Havers W4 IND 20.58 Vicki & James CraneW6 & M4 HH 10.48 James Errington M4 HH 16.00 Peter Errington M3 HH 22.00 Gemma Gostick W2 HH 25.00 Amy Kimberley W7 DVO 8.00 Samual Francis M7 SN 7.00 Vicky Crane W6 HH 8.16 James Crane M4 HH 8.17 Sarah Horsler W1 SMOC 32.00 Alexandra Fox W4 WAOC 21.00 Alistair Gardener M6 OD 8.20 Alex Renalds M3 BAOC 21.00 Georgie Renalds W1 BAOC 21.00 Abigail Machin W14 SOS 3.22 Sophie Louth W10 WAOC 8.00 Alex Ware M10 SOS 10.00 Stephanie ware W3 IND 10.00 Rhiannon Ware W6 IND 13.00 Katrina Taylor W11 WAOC 6.00 Katy Woods W11 WAOC 6.00 Duncan Taylor M8 WAOC 7.00 Bethany Hanson W6 HH 7.00 Brendon Hanson M8 HH 6.00 Alistair Gardener M6 OD 5.00 Robert Barker M8 IND 4.00 Alex Bibby M10 IND 3.45 Matthew Brolly M8 HAVOC 9.00 Heather Brolly W10 HAVOC 11.00 Amy Kimberly W7 DVO 9.00 William Gardener M9 OD 5.00 Thomas Hemingway M6 WAOC 4.00 Catherine Hemingway W3 WAOC 12.00 Lawrence Jones M5 NGOC 21.00 Georgia Jones W3 NGOC 21.00 Leanne & Olga W12 NOR 3.20 Klye Kass M70 MEROC 3.00
|Directions||Grid reference: TL 547203. Approach Hatfield Forest from the A120. Turn south 2.5 miles east of M11/A120 junction. Follow brown signs for "Hatfield Forest". The car park entrance is less than 1 mile from the A120. The event will be "O"sign-posted from the A120. Click here for location map.|
|Entrance||The forest is National Trust property. Entrance fee is £3 for Cars, £5 Mini buses, £20 Coaches, free to National Trust members. Please have your money ready at the entrance and pay at the kiosk.|
|Parking||Parking will be on a grassed area adjoining the assembly area. Unless there is exceptionally wet weather this should not cause any difficulty for most vehicles. Please do not park in the road outside the forest entrance as your vehicle may be towed away.|
|Assembly Area||The following will be found in the assembly area:
|Registration||Registration will be between 10.00am and 12.00noon.|
Badge event entry-on-the-day (as long as maps available).
|Starts||There are two Starts.
RED Start: Courses 1 - 7. From Car Park entrance 500 metres, follow red tapes to Red Start. Call-up will be at -2 minutes. Punching Start. Late starters will be allowed to start at the discretion of the start official. No warm up area available prior to Start box.
WHITE Start: Courses 8, 9 &10. From Car Park 300metres south, follow white tapes to White Start. Call-up will be at -2 minutes. Punching Start. Late starters will be allowed to start at the discretion of the start official.
|String Course||A string course will be available in an area adjoining the car park/assembly area and is free to all children.|
|Map||The scale is 1:10000 with 5 metre contours, updated August 2003. The same map will be used for all badge and colour coded courses. Maps for badge and colour courses will be overprinted and bagged. Control descriptions will be printed on the maps. Courses 8, 9 & 10 will have written descriptions. There are no unusual symbols or descriptions.|
|Out of bounds||National Trust regeneration policy has meant a number of areas of the forest will be out of bounds. Out of bound areas will be overprinted on the map and made obvious by uncrossable fences. All out of bounds areas must be strictly adhered to. Valuable forests of this kind are in short supply in East Anglia region and we do not wish their numbers to dwindle.|
|Terrain||Hatfield Forest is an ancient woodland with mixed areas varying from dense vegetation to open treeless areas. Livestock graze in the forest as well as on the open pasture and may be encountered at any stage of your run. Areas of slow run and walk are variable due to animal tracks and cattle grazing. These areas are often thicker around the edge than deeper into the wooded area where running may be easier.Many of the dry ditches and depressions are very shallow and may not always be detectable at running speed, particularly below thicker undergrowth.
Take care crossing the forest roads. The traffic tends to be slow but if the weather is good there could be a large number of visitors to the forest. Give due respect and give way. There may be temporary animal enclosures that must not be crossed. Please close any gates. Do not cross any fences other than at a gate or stile.
|Map collection||Maps will not be collected from competitors who will be entrusted to conduct their course post mortem only with other finishers ....... or retirees!|
|Finish||There is one finish for all badge and colour coded courses. Don't forget to punch at the finish. It is your responsibility. Download at entrance to Car Park. Any queries must be reported at the finish tent. Orange squash will be available in Car Park.|
|Results||Results in the assembly area. All results displayed on the day will be provisional.|
|Retirements||Courses will close at 3.00pm. You must retire and report to the finish if you have not completed your course by this time. All competitors who retire must report to the finish.|
|Dogs||Dogs are permitted in the forest but they must be under careful control. Please bear in mind the notes about livestock in the forest.|
|Other users||Please be mindful and courteous (as usual) to other users of the forest.|
|Safety||Although Hatfield Forest is a lowland area and this event is taking place in September competitors always compete at their own risk, must always be mindful of their own safety and dress accordingly. Whistles are always recommended to be carried.|