Scratchwood GLOSS Event 25 July 2021

LOK held a GLOSS event at Scratchwood, near Borehamwood.
Results with splits PDF Results Winsplits
GLOSS Scoring Routegadget

Location plan showing:
M Morrisons supermarket with cafe and toilets
S Stirling corner roundabout on the A1.
P1 Parking at Morrisons – please use the car park on the North (right hand) side of the store
P2 Parking at Scratchwood Open Space
F Finish and Enquiries
Red line shows the walking route to and from Morrisons

TERRAIN

Map Snippet

Well-contoured mixed woodland. Much nicer than the name suggests! Please take care to give the general public (dog walkers, families, etc) priority and observe social distancing.

SAFETY

We are assuming COVID restrictions and Guidelines will still be in place. Please make sure you have read, and abide by, the Code of Conduct June 2021. In particular, DO NOT take part in any form of orienteering

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms,
  • Are required to self-isolate under the current government guidance or been contacted by the NHS and asked to quarantine even if you are not displaying any symptoms.
  • If you have returned from any overseas country (except for  one of the exempted countries identified by the government) until you have completed the required self-quarantine period, even if you are symptom-free.
  • If you are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test that isn’t part of any routine testing you may be undertaking unless you are displaying any symptoms.

Competitors are advised to bring, and consider carrying, their own water for hydration during and after running. It might be hot!

TRAVEL/PARKING

Do use public transport if you can.
Assembly location:
OS Grid Ref: TQ207948
GPS: 51.6393279715961,-0.25692983020466115
Nearest Postcode: NW7 3AW
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Public Transport: Buses 384 (every 30 minutes) and 292 (every 20 minutes) from Edgware station (Northern line). There is a bus stop at Scratchwood Open Space and also one at Stirling Corner. Alight at Stirling Corner if you wish to make use of Morrisons facilities before you run. Those who arrive without a car are advised to leave any bags (at your own risk) next to download by the finish. Download will be permanently staffed.
Parking: If arriving by car, you are advised to park at Stirling Corner (Postcode WD6 2RN). Morrisons supermarket has 3 hours free parking and there are toilets and a café inside. Please park in the car park to the right of the store (near the petrol station) to leave the places nearest the front of the store for shoppers. From there, use the traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing at the West side of Morrisons to cross Barnet Lane and then walk 500 metres (6 minutes) South down the pavement by the A1 to reach the entrance to Scratchwood Open Space.
There is also a car park inside the Open Space but that is heavily used by the public. You can ONLY access the Open Space car park when travelling north up the A1.

MAP

1:7,500. Newly surveyed 2021 by Martin Bagness.
Pre-marked waterproof maps.
Control descriptions on the map and loose at the start.

COURSES

Yellow 1.4km + 45m ascent
GLOSS Light Green 3km + 115m ascent
Extension 2.3km + 65m ascent (for those who want an extra challenging after completing the GLOSS course)
If you are doing the Extension, please punch the Extension control (not the normal Finish) at the end of the GLOSS course and then continue onto the Extension course.
Start and Finish within 200m of the open space car park.
Full body cover is strongly advised.

START

Starts: 10:00 – 12:00
Please try to adhere roughly to your selected start block. However, if you arrive early or late, just go to the start and queue up. There will be two start lanes – one for Yellow and one for GLOSS.
Please use the hand sanitiser provided.
Courses close: 13:30
There will be a First Aid kit at Download.

PUNCHING

SI electronic contactless punching will be used, EXCLUDING Start and Finish controls. Contact punching can also be used.
Hire SI cards have been pre-allocated and will be available for collection by the start.
Download is by the Finish. You will get a splits printout.

RESULTS

Results and Routegadget etc will be available soon afterwards via the LOK website.

ENTRY AND FEES

Pre-Entry only via
Enter Online

from Monday 5th July. Closing date extended to 23:59 on Saturday 24th July.
Seniors (21+) £6 (British Orienteering members)
Under 21 and everyone on Yellow £3
£2 supplement for non-members
SI dibber hire (not contactless) £1 (£35 if lost)
Full refund in the case of event cancellation.
Join LOK here and save £2 on the entry fee.

FACILITIES

Toilets and café at Morrisons supermarket.

ORGANISER

David Rosen (LOK): enquiries to 07870 653321

PLANNER

Neil Brooks (LOK)

CONTROLLERS

Ronan and Julie Cleary (LOK)

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Barnet Council for permission to hold the event.
Thanks to Morrisons for permission to park in their car park.