Canterbury. Kent Night Cup 2

Results and Read more (below) for the Event Report

Thu 29 Sep 2016

Type of event: Local, Night, Score, Street
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Tue 4 Oct

Results

Event Report

Last Thursday's event made good use of the full specification Urban map of Canterbury. I think that every time I have run there, I have been careless about crossing the River Stour! On reflection, clockwise circuits might have been a safer option.

It was nice to see some new faces at the competition. Leaders Brendon and Dave chose quite different routes, nevertheless their times were quite close, Brendon pipping Dave by 39 seconds. Ian and Alison also had standout performances.

Thank you, Graham and David, for hosting this round. League table to follow.

Next week's event will be held at the Hucking Estate, courtesy DFOK http://www.dfok.co.uk/content/events/HuckingKNCEventInfov2.pdf

Mark Glaisher

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Canterbury

Directions / Parking

Nearest Postcode CT1 2QX From M2 J7 follow A2 (T) towards Dover leaving at 2nd junction for Canterbury, bear right at second roundabout and left at next roundabout into Castle Street. Car parking, first right in Castle Street (opposite Castle Street multi-storey). Parking charges are £1.40 per hour until 9pm.

Registration & Start Times

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

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 91 – 110; visit as many odd (or even) controls as you wish before changing over at control 111 to do as many of the remaining even (or odd) controls. No switching back once you’ve changed.

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)

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.

1:4,000 scale map, 5m contours, updated 2015. Maps will be printed on A3 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. Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights. Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised.

Terrain Description

Urban area – streets, paths and alleyways

Facilities

Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The White Hart Pub, Worthgate Place . Canterbury . CT1 2QX.  Two minutes walk from the car park.  Orders for food will be taken at Registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

organiser : Graham & David Thomas

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.

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