Brockhill CP & HytheThu 7 Dec
Kent Night Cup: 8
Local level event
Explanation of event levels
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 MapRun App.
Terrain type: Urban & Parkland
Round 8 of the Kent Night Cup. Urban orienteering in Saltwood and Hythe with the chance to pick up extra controls in part of Brockhill country park.
Near: Hythe Lat,Lng: 51.07867,1.07872 OS Grid Ref: TR149361 Postcode: CT21 4AG What3Words: ///refills.plotting.toasters
Directions / Parking
In Saltwood village, just 5 mins/2 miles from J11 of M20 (Folkestone services). Take A20 southbound (Hastings direction) and almost immediately turn left (signed Saltwood and Brockhill CP). After ½ mile turn right, go past Sandling station and follow the road to Saltwood village.
Pass war memorial and Castle Hotel (apres O) and follow road 200m as it bends to the right. Park here (Brockhill Road), the road is wide with room for parking on both sides. Please park considerately.
Postcode CT21 4AF
Public Transport Options
Train to Sandling station or Bus to Hythe, both about 1 mile form assembly.
Map / Terrain
Two sided map, on one side will be an OpenOrienteeringMap (i.e. simple line style showing roads and paths) at 1:7,500 centred on Saltwood but extending into part of Brockhill country park and south to Hythe. This is mainly urban running on roads and paths though, in addition to the park, there is a small grassed area. Watch the contours! As you go south you drop down steeply in to Hythe. In comparison the central area is relatively flat.
The reverse of the map shows an extract of the orienteering map of Brockhill country park at the larger scale of 1:4000. This is mainly fields so may be wetter and more slippery but you will be rewarded with lots of controls.
Normal 60 min Score course using MapRun to record your route (and points) and SI for timing (mass start, punching finish)
30 control points, 10 within the country park and 20 outside. 10 points per control and 10 points lost for every minute (or part minute) late back.
There will be a mini test MapRun course available beforehand so you can check everything is working, if you want to try this please arrive in good time.
Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (condition of British Orienteering insurance for Street events)
Bright headtorches used by competitors should not be shone in to households potentially upsetting the young or elderly occupants. Move promptly away from the control after punching. Please be courteous to the public
Separate/loose control descriptions will not be provided.
Please note: We will be using MapRun for control validation at this event. You will need to have downloaded MapRun to your phone or GPS watch prior to the event. Full details on how to do this can be found on the Saxons Website. If you have not used MapRun before I recommend taking a moment to familiarise yourself beforehand.
You will also need to bring your dibber. There will be a mass start, but you are also required to complete an SI punch at the Finish. This is to avoid any issues with MapRun not registering your finish correctly, and act as a safety check.
Important please read: having reviewed the first couple of MapRun events it is clear that some phones are not registering all controls. We will therefore be increasing the GPS tolerance which should mean that everybody detects each control in good time. Some people might get the bleep some way away from the control location. Thus, in the interest of fairness we are introducing a new rule requiring everybody to run to the actual control location, as marked on the map. In other words, in an in-and-out route continue to the control point rather than turning back when you get the bleep.
Pre-entry only via www.racesignup.co.uk
Seniors (British Orienteering members) £5, Non-members of BO £8.
Juniors & students £3 (BO or non-BO).
Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant) (BO or non-BO).
Dibber loan (non SIAC): Free.
Registration and Start times
Registration: Pre-entry only via www.racesignup.co.uk by midnight Wednesday 6th December (day before event).
This will require details for safety purposes
No Registration on the night.
Assembly and Start will be on the wide grassy path adjacent to the parking – please be assembled by 7:20pm for briefing.
Mass Start 7:30pm
Toilets – no public facilities but possibly in the pub (Castle Hotel, 200m) as they are expecting us afterwards please ask first.
Apres O – Castle
Hotel, 200m from start/finish and marked on the map, kindly keeping the kitchen open for us
so please join us for a drink and food and a chance to discuss your
run. Prizes will be given. Castle Hotel Full menu.
Please place your order on clipboard before running.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser/planner Simon Blanchflower
mob 0789 5024 186
Nearest A&E Hospital
Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights, and some parkland.
Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised. A cagoule may be required in inclement weather. You will need to look after your car keys yourself (eg carry in zipped pocket or waist strap).
An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended and mandatory for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.