Further Details for the event can be found here
Note Entries close Monday 3rd May Midnight.
There is No Entry On The Day.
Enter via the HERO tab on the website.
Directions for travel can be found under Events
Entrance Gate Opens at 4.45pm
Although very dry in majority of areas there is an abundance of surface water in some e.g. some marked marshes are pondlike, some ditches are overflowing.
Expect wet feet if taking direct routes.Peter Harris 1 May 2021 11:46 - updated by Peter Harris 4 May 2021 14:19
Please note Route Gadget is now available for the Poacher Event at Hendale under the Results section.
Draw your route and compare...
Peter Harris 30 Apr 2021 17:57 - updated by Peter Harris 30 Apr 2021 18:00
Use the HERO button to enter the event.
Details can be found within the HERO system or in FixturesDavid Jolly 12 Apr 2021 17:08 - updated by Brian Ward 4 May 2021 22:02
HALO are now linked into maprun.uk which provides a quick and easy search facility for all UK MapRun events, activities, training and permanent courses.
The areas covered by HALO include East Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire.
Our very first "official" MapRun permanent course, at Victoria Dock, Hull, has it's own, automatically generated, link page at
If you want to find out what's happening locally, or even further afield, maprun.uk is the place to visit!
Brian Ward 22 Apr 2021 12:07 - updated by Brian Ward 22 Apr 2021 12:12
An updated version of MapRun6 for smartphone is now available via the various app. stores. Make sure that you upgrade your MapRun6 app. to enjoy the latest features.
The main upgrade for this update to MapRun6 can be found via
Brian Ward 21 Apr 2021 21:56 - updated by Brian Ward 22 Apr 2021 12:13
Under the current BO and Government Guidelines we are pleased to announce the return of Orienteering in the HALO region with the Lincolnshire Poacher Series.
This is subject to change and the fixtures are still provisional.
Travel restrictions will be less restrictive from April 12th and Organised Sport is permitted from March 29th. COVID 19 safety measures will be in place.
So our Schedule will commence on Wednesday 14th April with a warm up registered Maprun Activity in Baysgarth Park in Barton on Humber. This gives all those who wish to try out 'Virtual' Orienteering the chance through use of smartphones or Garmin watches that can download the app. This will be replicated the following Wednesday with a similar warm up at Central Park, Scunthorpe. We may even be able to carry out our Post Run Anaysis at a suitable outdoor venue.
Then the 8 race Poacher Series will then commence on Wednesday April 28th at Hendale, parking at Grasby Bottom Crossroads (the logs should been removed to allow access).
Other provisional dates and venues are:
Twigmoor May 5th or Normanby South
Cottagers Dale May 12th
Swallow Vale May 19th
Normanby Le Wold May26th
Weelsby Woods June 2nd
Hemswell June 9th
Lodgemoor and Kingsway June 16th (also LCS)
Entry to all of these will be via our HERO system - NO ENTRY ON THE DAY. Fees to be determined at next Committee Meeting (end of March).
PLANNERS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE MAJORITY OF THESE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS - SO IF YOU ARE ABLE TO PLAN PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP AT sbpetebtinternet.comPeter Harris 13 Mar 2021 10:12 - updated by Peter Harris 14 Apr 2021 08:51
HALO's First Virtual Permanent Orienteering Course (MapRun) Risk Assessment
We are pleased to open our VPOC at Victoria Dock Village in Hull
We have set this course up primarily for personal training, and not for competition, and we have decided to keep it open for a substantial length of time so participants can go back and try to improve their time/fitness by either choosing a better route, by improving their map reading skills or by running faster or further. The course is open to anyone who wants to have a go (see advice below) as well as HALO Club Members.
This form of orienteering has no orange kites or control plaques but makes use of the GPS facility on modern smartphones. Participants download the MapRun6 app, available for both android and iPhone, download the map they need to their phone and print themselves a paper copy of the map. For more detailed instructions as to how to get going - and the paper map- click on the tabs below. If you have a suitable Garmin watch then advice as to how to set it up is on the tab as well and you will then have no need to take your phone out with you.
On the maps (phone and paper) we have indicated a Start/Finish but we have set the course up so you can choose to Start and Finish at any of the control sites that you want. (Start and Finish must be at the same control though). When you start the MapRun app will automatically designate your chosen starting control as the Start/Finish. It will also, change the Start/Finish showing on the phone map to be just another control that needs to be visited, but obviously we cannot change that on the paper map too! You need to visit all the controls to record a successful run on the MapRun server.
Naturally we want you to stay safe, cause no damage or upset the locals.
With that in mind there are some conditions that we need you to be aware of and agree to before you go out:
All current Covid-19 laws and Government advice should be followed
The course is not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s whilst they are are participating
These events take place on streets, footpaths and open places. Pay attention to the usual urban risks: traffic, slippery surfaces, blind corners, kerbs, etc and stay well clear of other people in the area
Wear clothing and footwear suitable for the activity
Do not enter any Out of Bounds areas or enter private land. Out of Bounds areas are marked on the map with purple lines/hatching or purple crosses.
Anyone undertaking a VPOC (MapRun) is doing so in their own time and at their own risk. British Orienteering and Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers (HALO) take no responsibility for any damage or injury whilst participating.
Paul Simmons 8 Mar 2021 13:41 - updated by Paul Simmons 1 Apr 2021 16:28
The HALO event online pre-entry system is now live and should be used for pre-entry to all our Events.
First you need to register with the system. For HALO members, just enter a short user id and password and then your BOF number, other details will be filled in from the member database.
For other BOF members you will also need to add a contact email address, and for non members the email address will be used to confirm when your registration has been activated.
For each household, only one registration is required, the principal, and other household members details can be added later. This helps us with Covid-19 distancing.
When entering you will need to specify a time slot and you should arrive ready to run at that time. No splits sheets or results displays will be available, but the HALO live results system will allow you to view the event as it progresses and PDF versions of your splits sheets will be available there too by selecting your name in the results.
You may view your outstanding balance, payment for event entries will be received from the principals by bank transfer from time to time, bank details will be on the entry web site.Pete Shew 4 Aug 2020 10:55 - updated by Peter Harris 13 Mar 2021 10:09
Many thanks to ESOC for producing this.
Our Events will follow a similar pattern - except we will be using SI boxes and kites at all control points and all BO members can enter.
Except for the Maprun Activities where the control points are virtual.
Plus date will change.....
But many of the principles are the same.
Peter Harris 31 Jul 2020 18:36 - updated by Peter Harris 13 Mar 2021 10:11
Recently British Orienteering announced a return to the sport of orienteering from 29th Marc 2021 (subject to any further restrictions that are introduced by the government). Details of this on the BO website can be found here.
Subsequently BO have released Guidelines on how clubs and individuals should proceed in ensuring a safe return to orienteering. The full document can be found here.
This gives a full indication on how our Local Events will be run in the near future, commencing with the Poacher Series, so it is worth a read.
Event specific details will be posted in due course.Peter Harris 15 Jul 2020 12:14 - updated by Peter Harris 13 Mar 2021 10:07