Capstone CPThu 16 Nov
Kent Night Cup: 5
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: Parkland & Woodland
Our thanks once again to Medway Norse for allowing us to use Capstone CP, this time for a night event. Fortunately the rain had abated by eveningtime, although it left things a bit muddy in places. Well done to all who took part on a slightly chilly night, and we're grateful to the Waggon at Hale for accommodating our request for food a bit beyond their normal serving time.
It was nice to have plenty of offers for control collecting, so the job wasn't too onerous and didn't take long - thanks.
The first KNC round at this venue, newly mapped in 2023. Some hilly terrain with open areas, woodland, parkland and lake
Near: Medway Lat,Lng: 51.35486,0.56100 OS Grid Ref: TQ784649 Postcode: ME7 3JE What3Words: ///dorms.music.invents
Directions / Parking
Parking: Please note we are not using the Main car park near the lake, but the southern one (Orchard car park).
Access is from Capstone Rd at the junction w3w ///dorms.music.invents
There are signboards ‘Capstone Country Park’ and ‘Ski centre’
From here follow the road uphill to the car park at the top. Nearest Post code ME7 3JH.
Please do not park in the Ski centre car park adjacent to the junction.
Car parking is free
Public Transport Options
Nearest railway stations: Gillingham 4km, Chatham 5km
Map / Terrain
Map scale: 1: 7,500. 5m contour interval
The park extends over some hilly terrain, and comprises several open areas with woodland in between, plus a lake and parkland to the north. There is a comprehensive network of paths and tracks.
Some fields within the park are Out of Bounds – these are shown with a purple line around them on the map.
There are many wooden fences separating bridleways, footpaths and bike tracks. For map clarity, not all are shown. There are gaps in the fencing, or gates.
Special symbols (map & control descriptions):
o = trim trail station, horse jump
x = mountain bike ramp
60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls. Two sets 90s (90 to 99) and 100s (100 to 109). Visit as many in either set (in any order) as you wish before visiting the mandatory change over control 111 (non-scoring) and visiting as many as you wish in the second set. No going back to the first set once you have changed over. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Max score 200 points.
Controls will be collected 70 minutes after the last start (course closing time).
Controls will be SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions will not be provided.
After your run please Download as normal. Timing printouts will be provided and the results will be available on the website.
If you are able to help collect controls in afterwards, please do volunteer.
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 Wed 15 November (day before event).
This will require details for safety purposes
No Registration on the night.
The Start will be near the W side of the car park
Mass Start 7.30pm
The nearest toilets are at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre (Centre toilets or Sainsbury’s) ME7 3PD
Apres-O & prizegiving: At the Waggon at Hale (within 1.5km) 179 Capstone Road ME5 7PP
w3w ///hiking.slip.executive Parking at the front and round the back
Food option: The publican has kindly offered to serve food after their normal timing. Please tick the box in racesignup if you would like Apres-O food so I can indicate numbers.
Website & Menu: https://waggonathale.com
Dogs are not allowed in some areas in the park
Contacts / Officials
Planner / Organiser: Mark Glaisher 07895 087298 email knc”at”saxons-oc.org
Nearest A&E Hospital
Medway Maritime Hospital ME7 5NY
NHS Urgent care search
Some sort of torch is essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat). 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.