Blean Sunday Series

Sun 23 Oct 2016

Type of event: District-(C)
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Tue 25 Oct

Results

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Faversham

Directions / Parking

Easy access from the M2/A299 near Faversham.We will be using the car park at Mount Ephraim. Follow signs for Mount Ephraim gardens.

Registration & Start Times

EOD Registration: 10-12

Starts 10.30-12.30

Coursess close at 14.30

Course Information

Courses suitable for all. Provisional course lengths below.

Yellow, beginners easy. 1.7 km

Orange, beginners moderate. 2.7 km

Light green, improvers/experienced orienteers. 3.6 km

Green 4.4 km, blue 5.4 km and brown 7.1 km, experienced orienteers.

There will also be a 60 min Score course available for improvers who are not quite ready to tackle the Light Green course

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Preferably pre-enter on Fabian4 before Thursday 20 October.

http://www.fabian4.co.uk/?EventID=1595

Fees: senior BO members on light green to brown courses £7. £2 supplement for non BO members. Seniors on yellow or orange sourses £3. Juniors £3.  

EOD entry fees (subject to map availability): seniors on light green to brown courses £9. Seniors on yellow or orange sourses £3. Juniors £3

Seniors and juniors on Score Course £3

Dibber hire £1

Terrain Description

Mature runnable woodland with some interesting contour detail and a good path network

Facilities

Toilets will be available at the car park

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Nick Betts

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

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

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