Deangate Ridge. Kent Night Cup 17
Planner's report read more (below)
Thu 19 Jan 2017
Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland
The use of Deangate Ridge as a KNC venue came about after an approach from Medway Council, looking to expand the range of sports available there. There are some constraints with using it for daytime events, but it had potential for a night competition. The on-site facilities are a bonus.
Some ingenuity was needed to provide an hour's run for the faster competitors. My estimated optimum route was 9.2km and 130m climb - it is fast terrain! Well done Chris and Alison as the overall M and W winners; and it was pleasing that more than 2/3rds of the competitors were able to stay for the apres-O.
Thanks are due to Mike Evans (Medway Sports Participation Officer - who took part as a team with Mhairi Spence), Lee Mills (Centre Manager) and the catering team for their support.
KNC League to follow
Mark Glaisher KNC coordinator
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Rochester
- Grid Ref: TQ 774736
- Postcode: ME3 8RZ
- Latitude: 51.43604
- Longitude: 0.55157
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking is at Deangate Ridge Sports Complex. Deangate Ridge is signposted off the A228 roundabout 3km NE of Chattenden. From the roundabout follow the road for 400m and the entrance is on the left. Nearest postcode ME3 8RZ is just beyond the entrance.
Follow the entrance road, keeping left past the Indoor Bowls Hall, until you reach the Golf Club parking adjacent to the clubhouse. Nearest Railway station: Strood 10km
Registration & Start Times
Registration: 18:45 to 19:15 (please don’t be late) at the clubhouse
Bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one).
Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.
Food ordering on the night, before the start.
60 minute event. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.
There is a Score course and a Line course. You can start with either one, but once you change over you can’t change back.
The Score course is printed on one side. 10 controls numbered 90 – 99. Visit in any order.
The other side of the map has a Line course. To get maximum points you need to punch the line course Start, control 100, then follow the line to the 11 controls on the course.
NOTE: you may join the line course anywhere and at any time. You may miss out controls on the line course, eg go from number 4 direct to number 6, but you have to visit controls in ascending order.
Maximum score 220 points
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.
1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, Autumn 2016. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.
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 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 advised (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat)
Golf course with some woodland, foot golf area and playing fields.
Men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers & toilets. The Golf Club bar will be open and freshly-prepared hot food will be available.
Prize giving will take place in the bar.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser / Planner: Mark Glaisher
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: If you have joined an orienteering club, or are competing in one of your first 3 events, then you are covered by our public liability insurance.
Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.
Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.