Discovery Park-Day 1 of our Kent Orienteering Weekend

Indoor Urban Orienteering (UKUL event)

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Visit the Medieval Cinque Port of Sandwich, and experience the unique opportunity of Indoor Orienteering. This will be Saxons first indoor urban orienteering event 

Type of event: Regional, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Tue 24 Dec

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Sandwich

Directions / Parking

Discovery Park, The Gateway, Innovation Way, Sandwich, Kent. CT13 9FF

By car: M2, A299, A256 – all dual-carriageway

By rail: Sandwich is on the High Speed line from London St Pancras (1hr 30mins).  Assembly is only 2km walk from train station 

Public Transport options

By rail: Sandwich is on the High Speed line from London St Pancras (1hr 30mins). 

Registration & Start Times

Pre entry on Fabian 4:

Adults: £10

Juniors £6

There will a £2 surcharge for adults who are not members of an orienteering club

On the day registration will be from 13.00-16.00 and entry will be dependant on map availability.

Entry fees:

As above with a £2 surcharge.

Start times will be 13.30-16.30

Course Information

Having run in 15 indoor events across Scandinavia and Europe, Nick Barrable (editor of Compasssport), will be planning the courses.

Men Open (M18-35)

Men Vet (M40+)

Men Super Vet (M55+)

Men Ultra Vet (M65+)

Men Hyper Vet (M75+)

Men Junior (M16-)

Men Young Junior (M12-)

Women Open (W18-35)

Women Vet (W40+)

Women Super Vet (W55+)

Women Ultra Vet (W65+)

Women Hyper Vet (W75+)

Women Junior (W16-)

Women Young Junior (W12-)

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

Entry is now  open on Fabian 4.

There will be a £2 discount for adults and £1 discount for juniors entering both the events of the Kent Orienteering Weekend

Terrain Description

Spatial thinking is critical for indoor orienteering: a runner needs to visualise the layout of the building in three dimensions in order to find the shortest way through the maze of staircases and passageways.

Competitors will navigate through complex laboratory and office space in parts of a multi-layered corporate centre, providing a mental, physical and technical challenge.  This event is part of the UKUL and SEOUL orienteering leagues.

Facilities

Toilets will be available on site

Dogs allowed?

No dogs please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Sam Prior >

Organiser: Andrew Derrick >

Planner: Nick Barrable

Controller: Neil Speers

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.

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

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

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