Hindleap Warren KNC19
The Event Report has been posted - Read more below
Thu 4 Feb 2016
Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Woodland
Jerry Purkis made the most of his Hindleap knowledge (Planner of November's Level B event) to come up with last Thursday's course. His intention, by the inclusion of two dumbell legs across the top of the slope, was to give middle-ranked runners the chance to augment their score without descending too far. In fact half a dozen people with 10 - 17 controls received at least one bonus point. Considering that the leading three runners had quite different strategies, it was surprising to see that only 37 seconds separated them (see Hindleap Leaders' printouts). Neil and Bryony were the winners. Thank you for planning this one, Jerry; and Ian, Brendon and Dave for collecting the controls.
Next week's round is hosted by DFOK at Joydens Wood - hope to see you there.
Mark Glaisher KNC coordinator
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Forest Row
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: RH18 5JH
- Latitude: 51.07388
- Longitude: 0.01674
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking will be in the ‘Hindleap’ Car Park in Hindleap Lane. Nearest Postcode: RH18 5JH (which will get you to Hindleap Lane within 150m of the car park).
See http://www.ashdownforest.org/enjoy/walking/MappedWalks.php then download the walk 9 map which shows the ‘Hindleap’ car park.
Registration & Start Times
Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late).
Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.
Order food for apres-O at Registration
60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls numbered 90 – 109 and 111 (changeover). 1 point per control. Visit as many as you can; 90s first or 100s first then compulsory changeover control 111 when you wish. Bonus point for going directly 90-91 or 100-101 in either direction (max points 23). 1 point penalty per minute or part minute beyond 60 mins.
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.
1:5,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2015. 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 organiser Mark Glaisher 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 mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat)
Ashdown Forest: Mixed woodland and open land. One of our best areas!
Apres O & Prizegiving: The Red Lion Chelwood Gate RH17 7DE which is a 5 min drive from the event parking. To reach it, drive east from the parking, in 1.5km turn right at traffic lights A22 then in 200m turn right A275 Lewes. Pub is on the left after 1.5km. Food to be ordered at registration.
Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Jerry Purkis
Entries and on-the-day Organiser: Mark Glaisher
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
On 12 October a new system of Covid restrictions was introduced which means that local areas in England have been placed in one of three tiers. Anyone taking part in an orienteering event or activity must ensure that they are aware of the local Covid alert level both in their home area and at the intended venue for their activity, and act in line with the restrictions that apply. When travelling to orienteering events, please take into consideration that this may involve travelling into an area in a different tier, and also that tier definitions may change.
To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry, pre-payment and for Saxons and BO members 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.
On event day turn up for your allocated start slot
Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering
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 ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.
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.