Dunorlan Park Summer Series
Sat 9 Jul 2016
Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland
Pre Event Info
Prize Giving will take place shortly after the race finish. Lots of prizes, especially for newcomers.
Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells
- Grid Ref: TQ599397
- Postcode: TN2 3QN
- Latitude: 51.13377
- Longitude: 0.28185
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
There is free parking in Dunorlan Park at both the Pembury Road and Hall’s Hole Road car parks. The Pembury Road (A264) car park tends to fill up quickly with other park users and we would therefore advise competitors to make use of the car park at the Hall's Hole Road entrance to the park, which is just a 5 minute walk from the start/finish, café and toilets. The nearest postcode for the Pembury Road car park is TN2 3QN. For the Halls Hole Road car park it is TN2 4RE
45 minute ‘Score’ race for beginners and improvers – How many can you find in the time available?
A ‘Line’ Course suitable for Juniors (Yellow) <2km
60 minute ‘Score’ race for experienced orienteers – Similar controls with rules to make you run further/challenge you more!
As it’s the summer, checkpoints will be located in easy to access areas. There will be no jungle bashing required, stinging nettles or brambles. It’s a race designed for shorts.
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:
Start, finish and registration close to Dunorlan Park Café, Dunorlan Park, Pembury Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3QN
Registration & Start Times
Registration from 10.00
Mass Start at 10:30
Help will be given to newcomers to explain the map and the course.
Please email the Organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.
There will be plenty of spare maps if you forget to email us.
We are hoping to have a picnic following the race and prize giving, weather permitting. Please bring your lunch, a picnic blanket and join in the fun!
Enter on the day. Adults £4, Juniors £1, dibber hire £1
You can compete in a group or family if you prefer.
Dunorlan Park is an undulating park area with a lake and various pockets of woodland. The courses will make use of the excellent path network and the runnable open ground and woodland trails.
well behaved dogs allowed
Contacts / Officials
planner/organiser: David Kingdon
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 email@example.com at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/saxons.oc and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.
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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.
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.