Angley Wood. Kent Night Cup 1

Thu 22 Sep 2016

Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Tue 4 Oct

Results

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Cranbrook

Directions / Parking

Angley Wood is located in Cranbrook off the A229. Parking is along the service roads near to the Eastern entrance to the woods. Sheafe Drive and Wheatfield Way are all suitable parking locations. Please avoid parking on the A229 for your safety. Please park with consideration for residents.  Post Code for Sheafe Drive is TN17-2PH.

Railway station: Staplehurst 6km

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). 

Briefing and mass start at 19:30. There will be a short walk into the woods for the start, so please don’t be late, or we’ll have gone without you.                                                       

Order food for Apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can Either 90’s then 100’s or vice versa. Change over where you wish. No switching back once you’ve changed.

The area is still shiggy in places where the bracken and brambles have not died off. We have designed a race that will keep you clear of most/all of the troubling vegetation, but full leg covering is recommended. Where brambles remain they are low covering only.

If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:10,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2015. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day: Seniors £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat)

Terrain Description

Mixed forest, darkness and streams.

Facilities

Apres O & Prize-giving: Come and celebrate an excellent event at The George Hotel (Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3HE) which is a 2 min drive from Angley. Its also Alison’s Birthday, so I’m sure she’ll buy everyone a drink!

There is limited parking at the rear of the Hotel; alternatively, there is roadside parking on the High St, a car park at Jockey Lane and at Cranbrook Library (TN17-3JT).

You can check out the menu at http://www.thegeorgehotelkent.co.uk/dining Pre-orders will be taken at Registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards. Oh yeah! Loads of prizes!

Contacts / Officials

Planners & Organisers: Alison & Brendon Howe

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

Covid-19:

Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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