Lloyd ParkSun 25 Jun
Local level event
What does this mean?
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun6 App.
Terrain type: Parkland
I hope you all enjoyed your runs on a glorious hot day. Lloyd Park offers a variety of terrain. Late runners will have benefitted from tracks made through the long meadow grass. There was discussion about the mapping at control 13 on the Gloss (c65). It was mapped as single tree without a surround of “walk” because access to the tree was open unlike the control before (c77).
Next weeks event is at Nomansland.
David Dawson – Planner
It certainly was a scorcher. Well done everyone for braving the high twenty temperatures to run at Lloyd Park. Many decided to try for an early start given the searing heat and we were fortunately able to get the early starters off from 10:15 onwards to avoid what would otherwise have been quite a long queue later. All seemed to go smoothly thanks to a healthy contingent of club helpers for whom thanks.
Andrew Evans - Organiser
The second of the GLOSS events is at Lloyd Park in South Croydon organised by Dartford Orienteers .
Last few maps available for anyone still wanting to run. See below for entry details
Near: Croydon Lat,Lng: 51.36456,-0.07991 OS Grid Ref: TQ638646 Postcode: CR0 5RA What3Words: ///title.noise.ideal
Directions / Parking
Lloyd Park Tramlink stop is only 50m from the Event Centre making the event easily accessible from East Croydon and places on Tramlink further west. Trams run every 15 minutes.
There is limited parking in the car park with 40 spaces. If you are able to find a space, you have to obtain a ticket from the machine – free for 3 hours. Otherwise please park considerately in roads to the south of Coombe Road.
Map / Terrain
The park is mostly open land with scattered trees. The map has been updated for recent changes. Smaller paths in grass areas are not mapped as they frequently change their position. Small man-made items are not mapped, such as benches, disc golf targets and exercise machines. Leggings are recommended as there are areas of long grass and undergrowth.
|GLOSS (Light Green)||3.4 km||125m|
|GLOSS with Extension||5.1 km||170m|
At the end of the GLOSS course, there is a finish control for those who want to finish and an adjacent control number 90 for those who want to run the extension. The GLOSS and extension are double sided maps, so you do not have to decide in advance.
The controls are SIAC enabled, except start and finish
Entry through Race-sign-up : Lloyd Park GLOSS event - Information and sign up
Adults £6.00 and Juniors £3.00 Seniors and families on the Yellow course £3
Additional £2 for seniors if not a member of British Orienteering
Dibber hire £1 old style or £2 for SIAC enabled.
Entries will stay open on racesignup.co.uk whilst there are maps available. No cash entry on the day. It is recommended that you enter before you leave home. It is easier to enter on a tablet or computer with WiFi and you will be certain that there is a map available for you.
Registration and Start times
The start and finish will be close to the Lloyd Park Tramstop.
Start times from 10:30 to 12:00
There are toilets behind the cafe. The cafe is normally open on a Sunday.
Bring water as it may be a hot day.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Andrew Evans
Planner: David Dawson
Nearest A&E Hospital
Croydon University Hospital, Thornton Heath, CR7 7YE
NHS Urgent care search
There are no roads within the park, but some parts can be busy with other park users. Please be courteous to other park users when out on your course.