Discovery Park indoor event - Cancelled

Indoor Urban Orienteering (UKUL event)

Sat 28 Mar 2020

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

Info updated: Tue 17 Mar


Results will be available soon.

Pre Event Info



17 March COVID 19 update: Following the change in Government advice yesterday and the evolving situation, Saxons Orienteering have taken the difficult decision to cancel this event.  We want to thank everyone who had entered already, and we will be arranging for refunds via Fabian4 (less a small amount to cover already committed costs).

We will be looking at the calendar to see when we might be able to reschedule these events and hope we will see you all then.



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.  Closing Date for pre-entry will be midnight on 22 March. 

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. Closing Date for pre-entry will be midnight 22 March. Limited Enter on Day will be subject to map availability. 

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.


Toilets will be available on site

Dogs allowed?

No dogs please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Andrew Derrick mailto:

Planner: Nick Barrable

Controller: Neil Speers

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.



Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines. 

To ensure that we comply with these 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. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

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 please get your breath back and recover before downloading.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

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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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.